Asst. Director, Graduate Student Advising and Research Projects (Health and Human Sciences)
Hyde Park Campus
46480 Graham School-Divisional Admin
About the Unit
The Graham School: Created at the founding of the University, the Graham School is committed to enhancing the University of Chicago's place as a preeminent intellectual destination through support of lifelong learning. Graham is dedicated to curating and disseminating the university's rich content for a broader set of learners in ever more innovative ways; helping the university engage civically, globally, and with the latest innovations in teaching and learning. MScBMI Program: The Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics (MScBMI) is on the leading edge of this interdisciplinary field that is critical to healthcare transformation. MScTRM Program: The Master of Science in Threat and Response Management trains students in tools and techniques needed to plan for and respond to emergencies and to build communities and organizations that remain sustainable and resilient into the future. Reflecting the nature of emergency management, the program is interdisciplinary and combines tactical training with the academic rigor of the University of Chicago.
The Assistant Director provides academic and industry leadership to Master's degree programs in health and human sciences including biomedical informatics, threat and response management, and future offerings in these fields and includes advising students on coursework, planning graduate research projects, hiring and management of capstone faculty, and communicating with industry partners. This position reports to the Senior Program Director. include
- Conducting advising sessions with all incoming students to discuss career goals and coursework plans
- Communicating with sponsor organizations to determine their project needs
- Matching students to opportunities - Facilitating communications between students and sponsors
- Helping students with research and communication skills
- Providing student guidance and support from project planning through implementation and writing
- Organizing relevant events including panel presentations
- Working with the Masters Program teams to ensure a positive capstone experience for the students and sponsors
- Working with capstone instructors and mentors to ensure students are meeting deadlines and completing deliverables
- Additional activities may include representing the Graham School with other University departments in regards to graduate research.
- Budget management skills required.
- Knowledge of program subject matter required.
- Ability to develop educational programs and curricula required. Analytical skills required.
- Problem-solving skills required.
- Decision-making skills required.
- Attention to detail required. Organizational skills required.
- Verbal and written communication skills required. Interpersonal skills required.
- Customer service skills required. Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality required.
- Ability to manage stressful situations required.
- Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office required.
Education, Experience and Certifications:
- Bachelor's degree in relevant field, required
- Graduate degree in a relevant field such as social sciences, public health, public policy, computer science, or other related disciplines, strongly preferred
- Minimum of 1 - 2 years of experience working with students, teaching in a formal or informal setting, and conducting research
- Research experience in a relevant field such as social sciences, public health, public policy, computer science, or other related disciplines, strongly preferred
- Experience working in industry, non-profit, or government setting is highly desired
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