Director of the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program and Coordinator of STEM Diversity Initiatives - College of Arts & Sciences - 49852 | Washington University in St. Louis - Military Veterans

at Herc - Missouri

St. Louis, Missouri

EOE Statement: Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. Essential Functions: POSITION SUMMARY: The College of Arts & Sciences is looking for a passionate and driven leader to oversee and execute the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical (PBPM) program, which offers a flexible curriculum and outstanding resources, academic support, and clinical opportunities for students who want to pursue a career in medicine. Will also provide leadership, vision, and expertise in the development and management of initiatives dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM. Will work closely with leadership to set the direction for pipeline programs and other academic programs that advance the mission and goals of the College. And will collaborate with colleagues from across the university, including Arts & Sciences departments, the Vice Provost for Educational Initiatives, the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Diversity, and the Medical School to drive the direction and curriculum of these programs. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Directs the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program: Directs all academic advising, academic support services, and administrative support for the PBPM program. Manages admissions, including application review, decision making, and follow up communications. Develops and monitors the goals for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the PBPM program. Collaborates with departments in the development and delivery of curriculum, including communication with faculty.  Oversees and expands upon existing community partnerships, and identifies research, clinical, and volunteer experiences. Guides students through the medical school application process. Oversees linkage programs. Coordinates academic support services and mentoring for PBPM students. Works with the College Registrar and department administrators on the PBPM portions of WUCRSL (Washington University Course Listing System). Collaborates with Finance to set enrollment goals and pricing models for the PBPM program. Works in collaboration with the Arts & Sciences Communications team on marketing for the PBPM program. Maintains memberships in professional organizations related to post-baccalaureate premedical programs and attends recruitment events and conferences to support the mission. In conjunction with Deans in the College and the PBPM Pre-Health Coordinator, evaluates PBPM academic policies and procedures, adjudicates student complaints and academic integrity issues, and reviews requests for policy exceptions. Coordinates STEM Diversity Initiatives: Facilitates the design and implementation of STEM diversity initiatives intended to create an inclusive learning environment for students from diverse backgrounds, and to advance their opportunities for matriculation into MD and PhD programs. Develops and promotes evidence-based best practices for supporting underrepresented and first generation students in STEM. Researches and recommends strategies to leverage the strengths of Arts & Sciences in the design of academic programs and support services to ensure that principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion are embedded in institutional frameworks within the College of Arts & Sciences. Ensures collaboration and engagement across initiatives within the College and with campus stakeholders. Contributes to efforts across the university to track and assess student success through the lens of equity. Academic Advising: Serves as an academic advisor (approx. 50 advisees) for the PBPM program. Performs other duties as assigned. Supports the College Office on additional programming and mission critical priorities. Performs other duties as assigned. Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and five years of experience in program development or a master’s degree and three years of experience in program development. Experience in student advising and institutional activities dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Significant knowledge of higher education. Preferred Qualifications: Doctoral degree in a related discipline. Experience teaching at the collegiate level and in pre-health advising. Leadership in institutional activities dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Broad understanding of STEM and pre-medical curricula. Proven leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills and strong personal commitment to education. Ability to quickly build relationships, credibility, and consensus among diverse populations of students, staff, faculty, and individuals outside the University. Ability to successfully manage complex operations, including organizing and coaching diverse individuals. Ability to participate as a team member on various projects.  Self-motivated individual driven by curiosity, challenge, and the ability to work independently with a high degree of creativity, flexibility, reliability, accuracy, and productivity. Ability to anticipate issues, properly assess pertinent data, and develop and implement practical solutions to complex issues. Ability to meet deadlines with varying degrees of pressure. Very organized and have strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities.  Ability to handle confidential information responsibly and work on various projects to achieve the goals of the College of Arts & Sciences. Job Type/Schedule: This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.   Department Name/Job Location: This position is in the College of Arts & Sciences.  This position is for the Danforth Campus. Salary Range: The hiring range for this position is $60,801 - $79,092 annually. Pre-Employment Screening: All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening. Benefits: This position is eligible for full-time benefits.  Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits:   https://wustl.box.com/s/8wkhs25yssf0775x9d6nd6vqa7obpth7 . Internal Applicant Instruction: Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account.  If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor.  To attach these documents, go to:  My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.