DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES, PENN DENTAL MEDICINE
Duties: Handle student service programs and activities including: Acting as a point of contact for students (DMD and post-doctoral) and their families with the Office of Student Registration and Financial Services regarding applying for financial assistance, understanding range of options and communicating changes in federal rules, loan and scholarship opportunities; working closely with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Dean for Student Life to help students in academic or emotional jeopardy; promote health and wellness through specific programming (social and academic selectives), coordinating orientation, white coat ceremony and graduation; supervising the post-doctoral application process; writing institution evaluations; organizing recruitment events at PDM (pre-doctoral and post-doctoral level); attending recruitment events; serving as a liaison between students and administration and working closely with academic and clinical areas to develop an atmosphere which promotes collegiality, respect, self-responsibility, as well as health and wellness among students; providing counseling as necessary to both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral students in all student service areas; acting as a resource and referral connecting students with appropriate offices within the school and across the University campus; staff responsible for the coordination of the Committee for Student Advancement; provide career and professional development one on one advising and program opportunities for students; work directly with Executive Student Council and class councils as well as with dental school clubs and organizations; taking a leadership role on special projects; participate on University committees dealing with student life issues and financial aid policies and procedures. Supervise one administrative staff member in the office and responsible for office budget.
Qualifications: BA/BS required. Master's degree in higher education management/counseling or student personnel preferred; 3 to 5 years progressive administrative experience in higher education or equivalent combination of education and experience; experience in organizing small and large student-oriented events and programs; knowledge of the financial aid landscape for professional students; experience in admissions and recruitment helpful; excellent interpersonal, organizational, leadership and communication skills; ability to interact effectively with students, faculty and administration. Advanced computer/technical skills required. Ability to occasionally work outside of normal work hours (evenings and weekends).
Reference Number: 51-25868
Salary Grade: 027
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: SDM Student Affairs
Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Job Family: B-Executive/Managerial Administration