Assistant Dean for Health Career Pathways, School of Medicine - Quinnipiac University in Hamden Connecticut

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Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut 06518

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Assistant Dean for Health Career Pathways reports to the Associate Dean for Admissions and is responsible for activities pertaining to the recruitment, selection, retention, and success of students from underrepresented minorities in medicine. The Assistant Dean will also be responsible to engage minority faculty to enhance and support the recruitment of students from underrepresented groups, and to help them serve as role models and mentors for these students.

Job Duties:

1. Develop and foster partnerships with high schools and middle schools to create a precollege program to identify and encourage students to pursue medical and health professions to create a pipeline of well qualified high school and college student interest in health care careers.

2. Develop and foster partnerships with colleges and universities, healthcare employers, community ?based organizations, health professional organizations and foundations throughout the state, region, and country.

3. Collaborate with undergraduate admissions, student affairs, program directors and faculty within Quinnipiac University to develop summer enrichment programs for high school/middle school students focusing on biology, chemistry, mathematics, critical thinking, and test preparation skills. Develop workshops for students to give them a firsthand look at all medical and health science related fields.

4. Assist the Director of Admissions in the development, publishing, and distribution of online, written and audio, and visual recruitment materials.

5. Prepare and submit grant requests to extramural funding agencies to support health career pathway programs.

6. Arrange field trips to the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Health Sciences and appropriate clinical settings to expose middle school, high school, and undergraduate students to health professional careers, learning experiences, practitioners, research, and patient care.

7. Participate in the various Open House programs on campus.

8. Provide early counseling intervention, academic tracking, and follow-up contact with underrepresented minority medical students to develop a support system.

9. Develop programs to promote academic achievement and personal development at all levels of the Health Careers Pathway program.

10. Assist in the coordination of programs and communication with community colleges and undergraduate health education and training pathway programs throughout the region.

11. Coordinate programs that offer opportunities for one-on one assistance including tutoring, mentoring, academic enrichment, and shadowing opportunities.

12. With the assistance of the Associate Dean for Assessment and Faculty Development, determine faculty development needs and provide programs to address those needs that are unique to underrepresented minority in medicine faculty.

13. With the assistance of the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer, develop and implement mentoring programs for underrepresented minority on the University faculty.

14. Work with the Associate Dean for Admissions and the Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration to identify funding sources to provide financial assistance for students to pursue their career goals.

15. Serve as an Ex Officio (non-voting) member on the School of Medicine Admissions Committee.

16. Prepare an annual budget to support the Health Career Pathways program.

17. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Associate Dean for Admissions or the Dean of the School of Medicine.


Master’s degree required, Ed.D. , Ph.D. or M.D. degree preferred

5-10 years' experience in Medical School Educational Leadership and Student Recruitment positions.

Strong organizational and managerial skills.

Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work with members of the academic and clinical community.

Strong service orientation and commitment to teamwork.

Keyword Phrases

  • Assistant Dean
Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: At least 5 years
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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