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Health Science Explorers Coordinator, Health Science Programs

University of Nebraska at Kearney
Job Location:
Kearney, Nebraska
Health and Medical Services

Job Description or Duties

The University of Nebraska at Kearney is seeking applications for a Health Science Explorers Coordinator. The Health Science Explorers program is a career awareness and development program that will be a pipeline for students interested in healthcare careers from 7th grade to professional school in health sciences. The primary function of the coordinator will be recruitment and retention of health science students at UNK. This will include coordination of activities related to the Health Science Explorers pipeline including event planning, advertising, working with students, coordinating camps and career exploration experiences, building relationships in the healthcare community, overall health science recruitment, promoting job shadowing and internships for health science students, as well as assisting with scholarship programs and learning community activities. 

• Coordinate all activities, events, and duties related to the Health Science Explorers pipeline program including recruitment and retention responsibilities• Responsible for 7th/8th grade Health Science Days, Health Science Summer Day Camps, Week-long camps, Health Careers Fair and other pipeline events – includes planning, organization, marketing, registration, curriculum• Recruitment – Including recruitment for pipeline events/activities, the Health Science Explorers Learning Community, and KHOP, as well as general Health Sciences recruiting including visits with prospective students, assisting with health career fair, and other events• Assist with programming and events for UNK undergraduate students in the pipeline program, including internships, and both KHOP and Health Science Explorers Learning Communities• Data tracking and program assessment• Other responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Health Sciences

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree; strong people skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; managerial and organizational skills; ability to oversee and coordinate activities; computer literacy.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree; two years experience in higher education; knowledge of healthcare careers and healthcare education programs.

HOW TO APPLY: To ensure full consideration, please submit all application materials before review date June 30, 2022. For more information and to apply visit UNK Employment Opportunities. For more information about the position contact: Peggy Abels at 308-865-8260 or For more information about the online application process contact: 308-865-8516 or

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. 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 6,000 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.

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