Assistant Director of Curricular and Student Affairs for Experiential Programs

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Position Type: Permanent Staff

Department: SOP-OSA-Ex. Ed. - 450203

Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty

Vacancy ID: NF0002954

Position Summary: The Assistant Director of Curricular and Student Affairs for Experiential Programs oversees integral components of the experiential learning initiatives and activities of the PharmD curriculum within the Office of Curricular and Student Affairs (OCSA). The Assistant Director reports to the Director of the Office of Curricular and Student Affairs with a dotted reporting line to two Assistant Deans of Experiential Education (Health-System and Community). The Assistant Director will be responsible for: - Supervising two professional staff; - Developing, updating, and administering policies, procedures, and workflows for the experiential programs; - Tracking student progression through the experiential programs portion of the curriculum; - Addressing student issues and concerns as it relates to experiential learning; - Serving as the liaison between the Office of Global Health and the Office of Rural Health to ensure integration of the experiential aspects of those offices with the OCSA; - Overseeing the planning of key PharmD student events related to experiential programs as well as annual preceptor appreciation events; - Account maintenance, financial reporting, and budget reconciliation for various aspects of the experiential programs; - Planning, coordinating, delivering, and assessing career development, readiness, and transition programming appropriate for professional students. The Office of Curricular and Student Affairs offers comprehensive services to help ensure the success of students in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy as they matriculate through the professional (PharmD) and graduate (PhD, MS) programs. The mission of the Office of Curricular and Student Affairs is to maximize students' professional growth and leadership potential by offering grounded and intentional services, opportunities, and experiences that engage students and foster their learning and holistic development. The Office of Curricular and Student Affairs complements the School's academic mission by providing consistent, holistic, student-centered services from recruitment through commencement. This support fosters development of professional and graduate students through targeted advising, mentoring, experiential learning, and career/professional development programs. Experiential Programs is one area of focus in the Office of Curricular and Student Affairs. This mission of Experiential Programs is to design and deliver innovative practice experiences complemented by contextual learning resulting in the development of exemplary graduates ready to provide high-quality, team-based, patient-centered care. One of the hallmarks of the PharmD curriculum is the sequencing, amount, and quality of pharmacy practice experiences, with a minimum of 15 months devoted to pharmacy practice experiences. The Office of Curricular and Student Affairs is an extension of the Office of Professional Education. It is comprised of 10 student affairs professionals, each with specified areas of responsibility including enrollment and registration management, advising, student recruitment and admissions, student progressions, student involvement, and management of experiential education (clerkships/rotations). The Office functions as a cohesive unit where teamwork, collaboration, and innovation are encouraged and celebrated.

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Education Requirements: A relevant post-Baccalaureate degree is required; a post-Baccalaureate degree in higher education, counseling, or a related field is preferred. For candidates demonstrating comparable independent educational or instructional activities associated with the delivery and/or management of student support functions, will accept a relevant undergraduate degree and at least three years of related professional experience in higher education.

Qualification and Experience: The position requires at least two years of work experience managing programs within higher education and experience advising and counseling students. Experience in experiential education and experience supervising professional staff is preferred. Other position requirements include: superior interpersonal skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to multitask and prioritize responsibilities and deadlines; ability to collaborate with a wide variety of constituents; ability to solve complex problems in a timely manner; ability to gather, synthesize, manipulate, and interpret data for reporting purposes, a proven ability to manage programs, including planning, resource allocation, program assessment, budget allocation and supervision; and a commitment to excellence.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Department Contact Name and Title: Dina Sikora, Assistant HR Director

Department Contact Telephone Number or Email: [email protected]

Special Instructions for Applicants: Please apply online at and upload a CV/resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information of at least three professional references.




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Posted: 2/24/2018
Application Due: 1/22/2019
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