Senior Practicum Associate

Washington, D.C.
Dec 08, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description Summary:

The Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences in The Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University is recruiting a full-time Senior Practicum Associate to support faculty in the administration of the department's graduate degree programs along with assisting with the placement of undergraduates in practicums. As the only school of public health in the nation's capital, the Milken Institute School of Public Health faculty and students have a unique opportunity to work closely with government agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the US Department of Agriculture, United States Agency for International Development, and the Food and Drug Administration, as well as the numerous non-governmental and international organizations that are headquartered in DC such as the World Bank, the International Food Policy Research Institute, the Pan American Health Organization, and many others.

One of only four Schools of Public Health in the US to house a degree program in exercise science, the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (EXNS) teaches students the scientific study of physical activity and nutrition in relation to the health of individuals, as well as that of communities and populations. With 13 full-time faculty members and more than 80 part-time faculty, the department offers a variety of degree options. In addition to BS degrees in Exercise Science and Nutrition Science, EXNS offers an MS degree in Strength and Conditioning, as well as MPH degree programs in both Physical Activity in Public Health and Public Health Nutrition.

The purpose of these senior level positions is to provide coordination and program management on behalf of an academic program or initiative. This role will serve as a point of contact for the program, will answer typical and complex program questions from faculty, staff, and students, and will provide functional support and management for the program administration. Functional support could include answering external inquiries, enrollment guidance and basic academic advising, managing web presence and marketing efforts, drafting program materials, managing course evaluations, developing new programming, planning and executing events, tracking spending and processing payments, assisting with fellowship and grant opportunities, preparing and analyzing reports, and similar duties. Often these positions make recommendations to policy and procedure, and they are tasked with outreach to other GW stakeholders in order to assist in maintaining standard operational efficiencies. This position does not have direct reports but often schedules, trains and supervises temporary staff or student workers, or leads other program staff. Typical duties often are administrative in nature, and are under limited supervision or are independent of more senior personnel within the department, or program.

The position will report to the Department Chair of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences.

Responsibilities include:

• Working with the SPH Admissions group and the SPH Public Relations team to promote the department's graduate degree programs.
• Corresponding with potential applicants/admitted students, and coordinating prospective student campus visits.
• Assisting the faculty in the administrative aspects of application review.
• Working with the department's Undergraduate Student Advisor to coordinate transition of students in the BS-MPH and Grad2Grad programs into the graduate portion of their studies.
• Convening the department's monthly Graduate Curriculum Committee meetings, and taking meeting notes.
• Highlighting student achievements in department- and school-wide publications and social media channels.
• Scheduling and coordinating the final student Culminating Experience presentations at the end of each academic term.
• Assisting students with registration and degree clearance.
• Working with SPH Associate Director for Career Counseling to identify appropriate career opportunities for graduating students.
• Assist faculty members with the administrative details of developing future doctoral programs.
• Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience with student advising.
• Outstanding organizational, written and oral communication, and problem-solving skills.
• Proficiency in using computer applications for word processing, data management, and communication (e-mail and social media).
• Strong attention to detail.
• Ability to work independently and think creatively.
• Passion for helping students achieve their career goals.

Typical Hiring Range $49,000 - $67,400 How is pay for new employees determined at GW?

Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C. College/School/Department: Milken Institute School of Public Health (SPH) Family Academic Affairs Sub-Family Program Administration Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:30pm Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants:

Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S007830 Job Open Date: 12/07/2018 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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