Recruitment and Retention Manager AZ HOPE (UPDATED)

Tucson, AZ
Jan 14, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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UAHS Equity, Diversity & Incl

Department Website Link:


University of Arizona Health Sciences


UAHS-Tucson, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

Position Highlights:

Please note: The title of this requisition has been edited to more accurately reflect the scope of the position. Recruitment and Retention Manager AZ HOPE promotes and recruits students into all of the AZ-HOPE programs, produces high numbers of competitive and academically rigorous applicants to each program, and builds partnerships across the state with different institutions and organizations affiliated with the grant. Regularly ensures each AZ-HOPE student is meeting the requirements of their funding by meeting with all cohorts every semester and maintaining records of activities, meetings and develops reports addressing the respected grant deliverables.

This position is funded by the Health Resources & Services Administration HCOP Grant. This five-year grant will conclude in 2023. Responsibilities include but not limited to: increasing enrollment and applications to AZ HOPE programs; support and regularly meet with all students in AZ HOPE and complete mandatory reporting. Experience working with online platforms and developing virtual recruitment strategies. Adaptability to transition current structures to digital experience for student engagement and success. This position requires evening, weekend work and travel.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

TheRecruitment and Retention Manager AZ HOPE provides outreach and recruitment of our AZ HOPEUniversities, Community Colleges and community partners; builds strongcollaborations with partners and students. May also provide academic advice to students from all majors who are interested incareers in health care (including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and publichealth as well as the full range of health professions).

  • Coordinating and implementing evidence-based recruitment and outreach activities along with overseeing AZ HOPE student success through advising, training, participant advocacy, and support.
    Participating in university-wide recruitment activities and providing information about the AZ HOPE programs to prospective students to increase enrollment in AZ HOPE and health professions programs.
  • Works directly and regularly with AZ HOPE students to support completion of training programs by providing academic and social support and connecting them with resources that support their success, including financial aid information and mental health counseling.
    Facilitating and/or creating related workshops, presentations and recruitment events on various campuses locally and throughout Arizona.
  • Promotes and recruits students into all of the AZ-HOPE programs; produces high numbers of competitive and academically rigorous applicants to each program (at least double the designated amount); builds and maintains partnerships across the state with different institutions and organizations affiliated with the grant.
  • Ensures each AZ-HOPE student is meeting the requirements of their funding by meeting with each of the current cohorts every semester; maintains records of activities and meetings and develop reports addressing the respected grant deliverables.
  • Works with the UA Cultural Centers (African American, Asian Pacific, Native American, and Chicano-Hispano), to provide information about opportunities for health professions pre-admission,and support for Community College Transfer, Adult Non Traditional Learners and Veteran Students.
  • Oversees Az HOPE Program student success through advising, training, supporting, and advocating for participants, and conducting outreach activities throughout Arizona, specifically with our partners.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience is typically required.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in the field of study of education, psychology, counseling or a related field.



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

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Job Category:

Student Services

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Student Support

Job Function:

Student Services

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:

Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Lydia Kennedy | [email protected] | 520-626-2490

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume, Cover Letter, and One Additional Document

Special Instructions to Applicant:

In addition to submitting your Resume and Cover Letter; please include a Letter of Recommendation.

Diversity Statement:

At 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.

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