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Academic Outreach Specialist, Health Science Programs

Company:
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Job Location:
Kearney, Nebraska
Category:
Academic Advising

Job Description or Duties

The University of Nebraska at Kearney is accepting applications for an Academic Outreach Specialist in Health Sciences. The primary functions of the position will be to serve as the academic and career advisor for pre- health science students and manage administrative responsibilities related to health science programs. Other duties include the management of volunteer opportunities for these students and the oversight of clinical internships for students in programs at affiliated hospitals. Additional responsibilities include sponsoring student organizations, assisting with recruitment events, scholarship management and selections, promoting and maintaining relationships with health science professional schools and clinical programs, and other responsibilities as assigned. This position will include teaching a one credit hour careers course for pre-health science students.

  • Academic and career advising of pre-health science students, including nursing, radiography and respiratory therapy. Management and supervision of adjunct instructors and students in hospitals and healthcare facilities enrolled in internships for clinical training in radiography and respiratory therapy.
  • Teaching a health careers and/or pre-nursing seminar course and other duties as assigned. Manage recruitment and programming for students in the UNMC College of Nursing Rural Pathway Program.
  • Liaison for the UNMC College of Nursing, including development of programs to promote student success for pre-nursing students. Manage academic resources for health science students, including development, design, and updates.
  • Recruitment events including visits with prospective students, assisting with health science pipeline events and other special events, meeting with prospective students, working with UNMC on recruiting events and other activities. Student services for health science students including volunteer opportunities, sponsor for student organizations, application assistance, career counseling, student success programming.

Required Qualifications:  Master’s Degree or experience in a healthcare setting or healthcare education; strong people skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; managerial and organizational skills; ability to oversee and coordinate activities.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with students in an educational environment; academic or career advising experience.

HOW TO APPLY: To ensure full consideration, please submit all application materials before review date June 24, 2022. For more information and to apply visit UNK Employment Opportunities. For more information about the position contact: Peggy Abels at abelsp@unk.edu . For more information about the online application process contact: 308-865-8516 or employment@unk.edu. The University of Nebraska at Kearney, serving over 6,200 students, is one of four University of Nebraska campuses. Established in 1905, the University has a tradition of emphasis in scholarly teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in a variety of disciplines. Kearney, a progressive city of over 33,000, is the educational, medical, cultural, commercial, and agricultural center of a large mid-state area. http://www.unk.edu/

SALARY AND BENEFITS: With contingent offer of employment, the University of Nebraska will conduct an investigation of employment records, educational records, criminal records, and other records to verify the information provided in your application and/or any additional information you have provided is accurate. Salaries at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are competitive. The University provides a flexible benefits program at minimal cost to the employee. NuFlex benefit choices include a Medical Plan and Prescription Drug Program, Vision Care, Dental Plan, LTD, Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance, Dependent Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, and Reimbursement Accounts for Health and Dependent Care. The Employee and Dependent Scholarship program is also available to eligible employees. Basic Retirement Plan options include TIAA and Fidelity.

The University of Nebraska at Kearney, serving over 6,200 students, is one of four University of Nebraska campuses. Established in 1905, the University has a tradition of emphasis in scholarly teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in a variety of disciplines. Kearney, a progressive city of over 33,000, is the educational, medical, cultural, commercial, and agricultural center of a large mid-state area. http://www.unk.edu/

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