Post Date: 05/19/2020
Close Date: 06/19/2020
Working at Lewis & Clark College
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The Associate Director will support the Center for Community and Global Health as it develops and grows in strategic and creative directions. This position will develop, implement, and manage advising for pre-health students, work in collaboration with the Director to centralize and enhance existing health-related College-community collaborations, and cultivate opportunities that allow for the expansion of community connections with local educational institutions (e.g., OHSU, PSU), healthcare organizations (e.g., Kaiser, Providence, Legacy), and other health-related businesses and non-profits in the broader Portland area. The Associate Director will teach two courses at the undergraduate level each academic year: Public Health and Health Studies Internship.
Administration (20% of the time)
Support the Center for Community and Global Health as it develops and grows in strategic and creative directions.
Administer the Mellon foundation-funded "Healing Social Suffering Through Narrative" program by collaborating with faculty, students, and community partners.
Collaborate with other offices within the College (including but not limited to the Office of the Dean, the College Advising Center, the Career Center, Student Life, Admissions) to develop programs to support current students and attract prospective undergraduates interested in health-related curricular and co-curricular pursuits.
Represent the Center within Lewis & Clark College and with external entities such as local educational institutions (e.g., OHSU, PSU), healthcare organizations (e.g., Kaiser, Providence, Legacy), granting agencies, donors, and organizations such as the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP) to ensure collaboration and visibility with these critical stakeholders.
Assess student needs and align programming and resources with identified faculty and student requests.
Develop, implement, and manage advising for pre-health students.
Create a system for scheduling and tracking advising sessions.
Develop and maintain pre-health advising training materials for faculty and college advisors.
Provide mentoring in the form of academic and personal guidance, support, and recommendation of resources for undergraduates interested in a wide range of health-related professions and graduate programs.
Develop content for the Center for Community and Global Health's website as well as workshops designed to support students in their health-related graduate school applications and other post-graduate pursuits.
Develop, implement, and manage best practices for supporting students in their graduate school applications (e.g., coordinating committee letters for medical school).
Develop a database of Lewis & Clark alumni in health-related graduate programs or professions.
Community Outreach (20%)
Build the Mellon foundation-funded "Healing Social Suffering Through Narrative" program by working with community partners to enhance the connections of the humanities and arts to health-related work.
Centralize and enhance existing health-related College-community collaborations
Develop new opportunities that expand outreach efforts, including by arranging guest lectures, speakers' series, and colloquia.
Cultivate opportunities that allow for the expansion of community connections with local educational institutions (e.g., OHSU, PSU), healthcare organizations (e.g., Kaiser, Providence, Legacy), and other health-related businesses and non-profits in the broader Portland area.
Teach two courses at the undergraduate level each academic year: Public Health and Health Studies Internship. Both courses are core requirements for the College's new Health Studies minor.
The Public Health course is designed for undergraduate students new to the discipline; Teaching this class involves developing a syllabus and reading list, inviting guest speakers, grading assignments, and holding regular class sessions with 30 students.
The Health Studies Internship course is a capstone requirement for the minor; Teaching this class involves assisting students in securing a 10 hour/week internship at a local health-related organization, developing a syllabus and reading list, grading assignments, and holding regular class sessions with 12 students.
Required Qualifications & Experience
PhD, MD, MPH, or a terminal degree in a public health-related field.
Experience working in a health-related setting (academic or applied) in Portland or the surrounding area.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Strong organizational and budget management skills.
Ability to systematically evaluate effectiveness and identify best practices.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Ability to respond to direction and solicit feedback to improve performance.
Ability to effectively guide students to health-related graduate programs including in: medicine, physician assistant, nursing, dentistry, public health, veterinary school, physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc.
Demonstrated success in teaching.
Demonstrated success in working with underrepresented students, first generation college students, transfer students, and non-traditional students.
Knowledge of issues affecting the persistence and academic success of students pursuing health-related higher education.
Knowledge of outcomes-based program assessment.
Ability to work collaboratively and effectively across disciplinary boundaries with faculty, students, and staff.
Ability to engage meaningfully with individuals from a variety of backgrounds (e.g., racial, ethnic, gender, class, sexual orientation).
An understanding of the purpose and advantages of a liberal arts education.
Experience with survey design.
Experience with quantitative and/or qualitative analysis software (e.g., SPSS, NVivo).
Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
11 months per year
Benefits Eligible: Yes
The job works primarily at a desk or is otherwise involved in activities requiring little lifting, climbing or working in tiring positions
Standing, sitting, repetitive hand movements (e.g., typing), hearing, seeing, talking
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