ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR PENN DENTAL STUDENT SERVICES

Duties: Work closely with Director and Associate Dean to onboard and handle student service programs and activities including:

1) 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;

2) Working closely with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Dean for Student Life to help students in academic or emotional jeopardy;

3) 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;

4) Providing counseling as necessary to both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral students in all student service areas

5) 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;

6) Work closely with Director, Associate Dean and stakeholders on Executive Student Council and class councils as well as with dental school clubs and organizations; taking a leadership role on special projects;

7) Participate on University committees dealing with student life issues and financial aid policies and procedures in partnership with other offices and leaders across the organization.

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree and at least 3 to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Demonstrated ability in student group advising. Comfort with both large and small scale program planning. Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. An understanding of the value of student programs in student development and community building. Ability to interact effectively with multiple constituencies including students, faculty and administration as well as ability to work with different generations and audiences. Sensitivity to students from diverse backgrounds and interests essential. Willingness to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends as the job and events may require. Solid computer and technical skills.

Reference Number: 51-26584

Salary Grade: 026

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