School of Medicine - shared position between Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Council on Selection
The School of Medicine has received a $3.2 million dollar grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration. This grant will fund the STAHR Partnership Program. The goal of the STAHR Partnership Program is to increase the number of students from educationally and/or economically disadvantaged backgrounds who are prepared to enter, persist in, and graduate from a health sciences degree program at UMKC. The program will achieve this goal through structured pipeline programs, which include hands-on experiences, academic support and supplemental instruction, student psychosocial and emotional development, financial literacy, and mentorship. The specific programs include the STAHR Scholars Program for high school and college students, and the STAHR Ambassador Program for students admitted to the School of Medicine's six-year B.A./M.D. program or the university's pre-dental, pre-health, biology, chemistry, health studies, or other health-related programs. This position is responsible for executing, supporting, and coordinating the day-to-day operations of these programs, as well as grant management. This position will report to the Senior Program Coordinator.
Additional duties include:
Provide support to the Senior Program Coordinator and grant Principal Investigators by executing the day-to-day activities of both the STAHR Scholars and STAHR Ambassador programs;
Maintain progress with regards to program planning and implementation; adhere to expectations, policies, procedures, etc.; resolve issues that may arise; recommend and execute initiatives and strategies;
Serve as a member of the grant programming team, which includes the Senior Program Coordinator, graduate student assistants, contracted instructors, and student employees;
Meet goals established by the grant leadership team with regards to student participation and performance, as well as programming goals for the STAHR Scholars and STAHR Ambassador programs;
Work directly with student participants, high school and college counselors, program partners, and others to showcase the benefits of the program;
Develop and disseminate grant-related information through presentations, publications, conferences, etc.;
Work collaboratively with grant partners, specifically the Schools of Pharmacy and Dentistry, members of the UMKC Health Sciences District, the UMKC Institute for Human Development, and student participants.
Represent the School of Medicine on relevant university and/or community committees, and represent the grant when the Principal Investigators are unavailable.
Position includes travel, weekend, and evening work.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Program Coordinator.
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and 1 year of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary
Experience in project management and program planning preferred. Experience in higher education, education, non-profit, or community programs preferred.
Full Time/Part Time
Full time, benefit-eligible
$16.92 - $19.23/hour ($35,194 - $40,000 annual)
August 18, 2019
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