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Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)


Med Ed-Office Rural Health-420207

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EHRA Non-Faculty

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Dependent on Qualifications

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Full-Time Permanent

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Position Summary:

The Director of the Office of Rural Initiatives will serve as a leader in both recruitment and program development for students from rural and underserved areas of North Carolina. The Director will exercise considerable judgement and autonomy in this role. This individual will work to support existing relationships with undergraduate campuses including UNC-CH, high school campuses, faculty, students and families all over North Carolina, to recruit future UNC medical students, and create and grow both new and existing medical school pipeline programs. It will be essential to commit to the mission to identify and create long-term relationships to support students along the pathway to become health care professionals. The individual in this role will need recruitment experience and familiarity with pipeline programs, and the ability to work across levels of students, community, and campus partners.

Additionally, a thorough knowledge and understanding of regulations related to administration of various sources of funding to allocate and make decisions regarding strategic utilization to support programs will be essential. This individual will serve as the Director of the Kenan Primary Care Medical Scholarship program aligning multiple campuses programs, providing vision and management of the overall program ensuring equitable experiences across the state, and determining funding allocations to support campus programs, as well as management of the North Carolina Rural Promise Scholarship Program, both which strive to identify students that will be successful in serving the underserved and rural areas of North Carolina. These programs seek to increase the number of UNC School of Medicine students desiring medical careers in rural areas of North Carolina and to provide financial support and enrichment experiences to sustain their decisions. This role will serve in an advisory role to the School of Medicine admissions team, working directly with the Faculty Champion for ORI, to advocate and provide feedback on SOM applicants from rural and underserved areas of North Carolina. The individual will need to demonstrate highly developed organizational skills to manage the logistics of program management, decision making regarding funding allocations, oversight of multiple programs from pre-medical to rural fellowship program to connect pipelines, and data analysis to evaluate impact and outcomes of programs. Position will be responsible for sharing outcomes with funders, with partners, and be a representative at local and national conferences to provide visibility for UNC SOM work to serve rural and underserved NC.

In addition, this position will work closely with the Rural Interprofessional Health Initiative program to grow these initiatives from the SOM’s perspective, collaborate on opportunities to align and connect students to build a workforce to meet the needs for health equity across North Carolina. As co-lead for the First Generation Initiative program, the Director will work collaboratively and closely with the Office of Scholastic Enrichment and Equity to support first-generation medical students through programming, connection to mentors, and other experiences identified by students as unique challenges for first-generation medical students.

The individual selected for this position must demonstrate the ability to work autonomously, multi-task, develop relationships across stakeholder groups, manage large budgets with multiple sources, and work in a team-oriented environment. This position will supervise up to 3 FTE’s in the Office of Rural Initiatives.

Educational Requirements:

Master’s Degree preferred; bachelor’s degree

Qualifications and Experience:

10 years of progressively responsible experience in education, recruitment, medical school admissions, pipeline programs, or comparable activities. Experience in an academic medical center is highly preferred.

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.




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Posted: 2/20/2021
Application Due: 5/21/2021
Work Type: Full Time