Director, Student Development (College of Medicine - Phoenix)
The Director of Student Development (SD) provides direction and leadership for services and resources that foster, promote, and leverage policies, programs, and innovations to enable successful academic progression for all students. Collaborates across the college and broader community to help students pro-actively address challenges and mitigate risks necessary to optimize their educational experience and growth as a learner. Consults with students and residents to provide academic and learning support; and provides leadership, supervision, support, and training for Student Development staff and tutoring program.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenixanchors the 28-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus in the heart of the Valley of theSun. The College inspires and trains individuals to become exemplaryphysicians, scientists and leaders who are life-long learners and inquisitivescholars. We embrace professionalism, innovation and collaboration to optimizehealth and health care for all. The Phoenix Biomedical Campus embodies theUniversity’s priorities of engagement, partnership, innovation, and synergy inits world-class academic and research initiatives, with clinical facilitiesthroughout Greater Phoenix. The campus also houses the UA Colleges of PublicHealth, Pharmacy, and Nursing, as well as Northern Arizona University’s Collegeof Health and Human Services, the Translational Genomics Research Institute(TGen) and the International Genomics Consortium.
Outstanding UAbenefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance anddisability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAUtuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; stateretirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
Duties & Responsibilities
Asa cost-saving measure related to the impact of COVID-19, Furlough andFurlough-Based Salary Programs have been approved by the Arizona Board ofRegents. All new hires subject to the programs will be notified in accordancewith adopted Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs guidelines and will berequired to comply with all measures. To learn more about the programs andwhether this position is affected, please visithr.arizona.edu/FY-2020-2021-Furlough-Program.
Oversee the following areas- COM-P Student Development and COM-P resident learning
- Supervise team of learning specialists, including COMP and Pathway Scholars Master's Program.
- Manage overall tutorial and academic support services. Assist with the recruitment, training and supervision of tutors.
- Manage SD budget.
- Design and coordinate services, programs and resources that support student retention, academic success and individualized support throughout the medical school curriculum.
ᵒ General areas of instruction includes, but not limited to: self and time-management, learning modalities, as well as learning, study, test taking strategies.
- Work with appropriate individuals to assist in the management and continual quality improvement for our student retention programs and provide a comprehensive plan for USMLE exams and NBME subject exam preparation.
- Work with individual students; and COM-P residents (on occasion), to assess their approaches to learning and individual strengths and opportunities for development; develop individual academic plans with these students/residents. Create and reinforce an environment of trust, respect, help-seeking, and confidentiality where all students feel comfortable accessing services without stigma or fear of reprisal.
ᵒ Ensure that students are aware of learning tools and resources provided by COM-P.
- Maintain and oversee systems for monitoring the academic progress of students. With the SD Team, provide statistical information, trends and reports to enhance programs and service delivery.
- Work closely with the Associate Dean for Student Affairs (SA) to ensure student success.
External Unit and Department collaboration
- Contribute to Admission’s goals by participating in interviews and application to interview process.
- Partner with faculty, staff, and academic review committees to identify and mitigate potential academic issues across the student body.
- Serve as the liaison between COM-P faculty and the Disability Resource Center on main campus.
- Refer students to appropriate school, university, and Veteran services when applicable.
- Participate and collaborate on COM-P and Student Affair sponsored activities for students, such as admission, new student orientation, Match Day, and Graduation activities.
- Collaborate with Associate Dean SA and SA leadership team to establish departmental goals, outcomes, and strategic plan.
- Participate Academic Affairs Curriculum Committee, Assessment and Evaluation Committee, Block, Course and Theme subcommittee and multiple task force meetings for academic achievement strategies.
- Meet 1:1 with block directors and students, as needed.
- Advise Student Progress Committee for student progress issues.
- Conduct, present and publish research on the outcomes of SD. Write and submit grants to support student academic development services.
- Maintain student records in compliance with FERPA and keep accurate documentation of consultations, meetings and other communication as appropriate.
- Other duties as deemed necessary for this role.
- Generally requires a Master's degree.
- Minimum of 5 years of related work experience, including 2 years of managerial experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
• Ph.D., Psy.D., or Ed.D. in psychology, education, counseling, or related field.
• Teaching experience in the areas of basic science coursework, study skills, test taking skills, and high stakes test preparation for students from various backgrounds and educational levels.
• Experience working with medical students in this role.FLSAExempt Full Time/Part TimeFull TimeNumber of Hours Worked per Week40 Job FTE1.0Work CalendarFiscalJob CategoryAcademic AdministrationBenefits EligibleYes - Full Benefits Rate of Pay$52,024 - $75,145 Annually, Depending on ExperienceCompensation Typesalary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE) Grade9 Career Stream and LevelM2Job FamilyAcademic Advising Job FunctionStudent Services Type of criminal background check required:Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive) Number of Vacancies1 Target Hire Date10/27/2020 Expected End Date Contact Information for Candidates
College of Medicine-Phoenix, Office of Human Resources
Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.
Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).
References: Please list 3 professional references including address, title, phone and email address.Diversity StatementAt the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.