Salary is commensurate with experience and education
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The University of Washington's School of Public Health (SPH) is one of the nation's premier schools of public health. With a growing student body of undergraduates and more than 800 graduate students, the School's academic, research and service missions are supported by 250 voting faculty and more than 500 staff who work within five academic departments - Biostatistics, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Global Health (joint with the School of Medicine), and Health Services - Interdisciplinary Programs and the Office of the Dean.
The School of Public Health has an outstanding opportunity for a Director Program Operations. This full-time position serves as an integral member of an evolving Academic Affairs team as the Director of Program Operations, Student and Academic Services. Under the direction of the Associate Dean of Academic and Student Services, this is a new position that proactively leads the dynamic activities and processes associated with the development, implementation, and sustainability of School of Public Health student services and academic services programs. The position will lead a team of 4+ staff. The Director of Program Operations, Student and Academic Services, plays an important role in the School's mission to educate and prepare outstanding, innovative, and diverse public health leaders and scientists. The position will support, and incorporate in its work, the School's diversity values to embrace and build on diverse perspectives, beliefs, and cultures to promote public health.
Primary functions of the Director of Program Operations, Student and Academic Services, include:
Develop, implement, and evaluate annual and long-term plan for SPH student success
Support SPOH student leadership groups; mentor and amplify student voice
Develop the annual strategic plan for local, regional and national recruitments events
Represent the SPH at recruitment and outreach events
Work with the SPH Diversity committee to create systems, policies, and funding which support the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body.
Collaborate with department, program and communication staff in order to drive unified recruitment efforts across a diverse School, which includes developing and maintain an outreach and recruitment calendar
Pre-advising of prospective student with more complex situations and/or questions during PM: O&R's absence
Ensure current opportunities, especially financial aid, scholarships, assistantships and fellowships are communicated and utilized by students
Manage SPH Dean's Office student aid and support funds
Maintain procedures around awards selection and fund dissemination
For all award and scholarship opportunities, in conjunction with the Dean, SPH Advancement, and Communication: create faculty review committees, get faculty letters from Dean, sit on review committees, send out student contracts, and procure donor letters from student
In partnership with SPH senior leadership, faculty and staff, develop and continually refine policies and procedures for the SPH including academic misconduct, satisfactory progress, reinstatement, and academic petitions; monitor and serve as an authority on federal, state, university, and School student related policies
Budget development and reporting for student and academic services
Work with UW entities to develop SPH policies and procedures related to workshops, funding dispersals, tutor appointment, and communication protocols
Provide leadership and support to student and academic services staff in departments and programs
Be familiar with department and program policies, procedures and compliance requirements
Organize and facilitate regular meetings, and annual retreat, of graduate and undergraduate student services staff to share information, coordinate efforts and enhance the student experience in all programs.
Plan and execute the following School-level events: SPH Graduate Student Orientation, Service Day, Legislative Day, SPH Graduation Celebration, SPH SS/CC Retreat, Invited Guest Meetings
Manage School-level workshop series'
Participate in strategic planning and execution of faculty initiatives to improve and maintain instructional skills and practices
Participate in initiatives to increase cross-departmental collaboration, especially on core curriculum
Interpret accreditation big picture and develop an implementation plan to support the School's accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
Maintain CEPH accreditation and reporting requirements
Represent the SPH at various ad hoc meetings regarding curriculum development
In collaboration with SPH Advancement, create additional opportunities for student funding
Review and evaluate the success of curriculum policies and practices while proactively engaging, collaborating and communicating with stakeholders as needed
Review and evaluate classroom scheduling initiative deliverables; participating as key SPH stakeholder on committees and workgroups
Develop, implement and oversee the administration of processes and systems that support the charge of assigned committees
Experiential Learning and Community Building:
Oversee, and collaborate in, the development of community-based opportunities for students (practicum for MPH, experiential/service learning opportunities for undergraduates and non-MPH graduate students) for acquisition of skills and knowledge
Ensure that students are aware of and connected with opportunities
Review and evaluate processes that implement the MPH practicum experience
Collaborate in outreach efforts with employers and prospective sites and external sites
Direct compliance of students with Health Sciences Immunization Program
Direct the organization and staging of significant community building events
Partner with Office of the Dean, departments and programs on additional student events and celebrations
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Master's degree in Education, Public Health, Public Administration or related field plus 5 years of increasingly responsible experience in university student services
Experience working in academic affairs, curriculum, accreditation and/or higher education administration
Demonstrated ability to appropriately and effectively support diversity in all aspects of work
Passion for the mission of public health and for working with college students
Direct experience in personnel management and team building
Conceptual and innovative thinking skills (i.e. identifying solutions) and analytical thought needed to develop solutions across a variety of complex situations
Ability to be interpersonally savvy and grounded in high stress situations (for example: being able to be calm in tense, often heated conversations between faculty leaders)
Demonstrated ability to engage in change
Comfortable with ambiguity and potential for change
Ability to interpret and communicate to others complex policies and procedures
Project management skills; timeline development, task tracking, assessing needs, identifying barriers to projects and addressing them proactively
Coordinating skills; able to manage the progress of multiple projects simultaneously
Knowledge of higher education curriculum development principles and trends
Knowledge of instruction and teaching methods
Knowledge of student learning outcomes and assessment
Familiarity with the UW Time Schedule Update and Construction systems
Skill in reading and writing meeting minutes for committees on complex topics
Skill in researching and evaluating curriculum standards
Skill in communicating effectively both in oral and written form
Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks
Ability to utilize computer technology for communication, and reporting activities
Experience in student service provision in higher educational program management
Experience in educational systems and provision in higher education
Experience in the methods and systems of project management
Experience in a compliance driven environment
Experience working in higher education
Experience with database development and management
Experience with UW systems and procedures
Knowledge of UW curriculum policies and procedures
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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