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MPH Practicum, Academic Program Support Coordinator

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (SHRA)

Is this an internal only recruitment?:


Position Title:

Student Services Specialist - Journey

Working Title:

MPH Practicum, Academic Program Support Coordinator

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Budgeted Hiring Range:

$40,165- $55,000

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To learn more about the pay band for this branch and role, please see the Career Banding rates spreadsheet.

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Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited:

Full-Time Permanent

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Work Schedule:

M-F ~9-5

Department Name and Number:

SPH - Acad Affairs-460155

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Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Posting Category:

Administrative/Clerical Support

Department Description:

The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, the top ranked public school of public health in the nation, is comprised of seven academic departments, one academic program, the Dean’s Office and other centrally-administrated units such as Finance, Communications and Human Resources. We have an enrolled student body of ~1,500, taught by approximately 220 permanent faculty, and a number of adjunct and visiting faculty. We have over 900 full- and part-time staff personnel of various types that help to facilitate the teaching, research and service missions of the School. The School serves all 100 counties of North Carolina and works in over 62 countries worldwide.

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, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Inclusive Excellence is a core value at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. We expect our faculty and staff to actively contribute to fostering an academic workplace climate that is welcoming and supportive for all.

Position Description:

This position provides administrative support to the Gillings MPH practicum program across all delivery formats (residential, online, and distance) and is responsible for coordinating, tracking, and reporting on students’ practicum experiences. The person in this position will have significant interaction with students, community partners, faculty mentors, and academic coordinators. The position reports to the MPH practicum director. Duties:-Research, cultivate, vet, distribute, track, and archive practicum opportunities -Provide resources and leads for students to identify practicum opportunities including creating a weekly Practicum Opportunities Newsletter externally sourcing at least 15 opportunities per week to assist students in practicum search -Manage current practicum opportunities database, including reviewing and publishing new submissions, removing outdated and filled submissions, and communicating with community partners to keep them updated on the status of their submissions-Maintain past practica database-Maintain community partners database-Maintain MPH Practicum webpage-Maintain MPH Practicum Resources Sakai site-Vet selected practica to ensure that they meet Gillings MPH practicum requirements-Grant approval for students to begin their practica-Provide guidance and instructions for the practicum process to students, preceptors, and faculty mentors at the beginning, middle, and end of the experience-Coordinate onboarding requirements-Monitor students’ practicum experiences and problem-solves as needed-Disseminate, collect, and analyze practicum evaluations-Triage communications sent to the [email protected] inbox and trouble-shoot and mediate questions and concerns from students, community partners, faculty, and staff with oversite from MPH practicum director-Support recruiting and networking activities at external meetings and events-Coordinate panelists and help with content, logistics, setup, and clean-up for practicum events-Seek and integrate feedback from students, community partners, and Gillings faculty and staff and support ongoing quality improvement efforts for the practicum program -Maintain practicum tracking spreadsheets-Assist with practicum reports and presentations to key stakeholders and for accreditation purposes-Assist with manuscript writing related to the MPH practicum-Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

-Commitment to and training in equity and inclusion-Ability to work with a team or independently with flexibility, efficiency, and diplomacy -Ability to implement processes and operations, identifying opportunities for continuous improvement -Outstanding written and oral communication, organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills -Ability to exercise initiative, good judgment, and discretion -Exceptional attention to detail-Experience working with students and community partners -MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) proficient -MS Teams proficient-Sakai proficient -Qualtrics proficient

Preferred Qualifications:

-MPH strongly preferred. -At least 3 years experience in student services or student affairs positions preferred. -Higher education and/or public health experience preferred. -Strong graphic design skills, preferred -Student services experience, preferred

Stimulus/ARRA Funded:



The nation’s first public university is at the heart of what’s next, preparing a diverse student body to become creators, explorers, innovators and leaders in North Carolina and throughout the world. Carolina’s nationally recognized, innovative teaching, campus-wide spirit of inquiry and dedication to public service continue the legacy that began in 1795 when the University first opened its doors to students.

Here, in one of America's most beautiful college settings, we offer exceptional careers in richly diverse fields. Come explore what UNC-Chapel Hill has to offer you.

Undergraduate Enrollment: 19,117

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,894

Total Student Enrollment: 30,011

Founded: 1789, as the first state university in the United States

Type of Institution: Public, four-year

Undergraduate Admission: 15,961

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,039

Total Student Enrollment: 26,000

Faculty: 3,000

Percentage of faculty who hold Ph.D.s or the highest degrees in their field: 94 percent

Faculty/student ratio: 1/14

Location: UNC is located in the heart of Chapel Hill, the best college town in America! It's a friendly town of about 40,000 in the geographical center of North Carolina. Chapel Hill is at the western point of the Research Triangle, an area of about one million people, comprised of Chapel Hill, the cities of Durham and Raleigh, and the Research Triangle Park, home of many corporate offices and scientific research centers. Carolina is about 30 miles from the state capital, Raleigh, and 20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Chapel Hill's main street, Franklin Street, borders the campus and offers shops, coffee houses, cafés, movie theaters and houses of worship. The town has a historic district, museum, library, parks, malls, and many recreational facilities.

Origins of Carolina's students: 82 percent of UNC's freshmen are from North Carolina and 18 percent are from out-of-state. Our students come from 42 different states and our international students represent 37 countries.

Size of freshman class: Approximately 3,400

Class size: Barely five percent of undergraduate classes contain more than 100 students; two-thirds of undergraduate classes have fewer than 30 students. Forty-one percent have fewer than 20 students, including First Year Seminars, in which first-year students work closely with professors.

Sports and athletic programs: UNC is an NCAA Division I school with 28 varsity teams. Carolina is the proud home of the Dean Smith Center, Kenan Stadium, Carmichael Auditorium, Koury Natatorium, and many other fine athletic facilities. Students join more than 60 intramural and club sports, which include baseball, bowling, crew, golf, lacrosse, rock climbing, rugby, tae kwon do, and ultimate frisbee. The Student Recreation Center offers weight training, aerobics, stair machines, and all the equipment you would expect to find at a great health club! Carolina offers a newly renovated outdoor pool and indoor pools, a golf course, tennis courts, and the longest zipline in America!

Number of residence halls: Incoming undergraduates will live in one of Carolina's 29 residence halls, which are wired for Internet access and cable television.

Scholarships and financial aid: About 40 percent of UNC-Chapel Hill students receive scholarships and/or some form of financial aid.

Special research institutes: Institute for Research in Social Science, Institute of Outdoor Drama, Morehead Planetarium, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Institute of Government, Institute of African American Research.

Career services: On-campus counseling, job fairs, résumé writing service, internships, placement services.

Technological facilities: Students find multiple uses for Carolina's state-of-the-art technological resources. They can access Carolina's computer services through Academic Technology and Networks, which manages academic computing, e-mail, microcomputing labs, interactive media presentation, video and classroom support, and a help desk. The MetaLab oversees the development of SunSITE, one of the world's busiest digital library and electronic publishing projects.

Students may open e-mail accounts, and many use campus computer resources to construct personal Web pages. Students in residence halls have hardwired network connections to the Internet and cable television in their rooms. At the ATN Training center, students may take classes on software packages and utilities. Computer labs are available for student use all over campus.

Carolina Computing Initiative: Beginning with the freshman class of 2000, undergraduates must purchase laptop computers. The University has arranged for IBM to offer computers at excellent prices. Students, faculty, and staff will enjoy cost savings, higher quality compatible equipment, and better technical support through CCI.

The Study Abroad program allows students to live and learn in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Rim, Africa, and the Americas.

The Honors Program offers special seminars, research programs, and the chance to design your own independent studies.

Carolina students spend time in public service through student organizations, the Campus Y, the Carolina Center for Public Service, and courses that incorporate community service.

UNC's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, a national collegiate honor society, is the oldest in North Carolina, dating from 1904. There are many other honorary societies at Carolina.

UNC offers ROTC programs in all branches of national military service.

Through the First Year Seminars program, first year students will understand what it means to study at a premier research university. They will learn from faculty members and share in their research in seminars of no more than 20 students.

Life outside the classroom: More than 370 clubs, teams, and student organizations offer something for everyone! You can choose from among musical and dramatic performing groups, publications, ethnic and religious clubs, the Campus Y and other service organizations, fraternities and sororities, and pre- professional organizations. Whatever your interests, you will find others at Carolina who share them!

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