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Director, Student Wellness and Professional Formation Full-time

at UT Health Science Center Texas in Texas (Published at 23-08-2022)

Job Summary:

The Director of Student Wellness and Professional Formation will be responsible for providing holistic support for medical students throughout their four years of medical education including all aspects of medical students? professional development and well-being, and student engagement in student organizations and the community. Additionally, this individual will be integral to coordinating and executing major school events that exemplify the successes of our students. The Director of Student Wellness and Professional Formation reports directly to the Associate Dean of Student Affairs within the School of Medicine.

Major Responsibilities / Duties / Critical Tasks:

  • Work closely with the Associate Dean of Student Affairs to develop and implement student life programs for the School of Medicine that enhance student engagement and leadership development.
  • Foster an inclusive student community and promote equity for all students.
  • Initiate, develop, and implement innovative programs and services that enhance student engagement and leadership development.
  • Serve as a leader in the planning and execution of all major school events (MS1 program orientation, White Coat Ceremony, Match Day) and serves as primary event planner responsible for overseeing all phases of each event, including appropriate delegation of duties.
  • Coordinates and supports the development and maintenance of the wellness curriculum to promote medical student flourishing, well-being, education, success, and retention. Plan Wellness Breaks during high stress days for students.
  • Works with community partners to secure and maintain relationships to afford volunteer opportunities for medical students.
  • Maintains current directories of all volunteer opportunities and works closely with students to identify appropriate opportunities that align with each student?s interests.
  • Supports the coordination and integration of student flourishing and wellness activities, programming, and student affairs' events across the School of Medicine. Develops and facilitates workshops and meetings on wellness topics; coordinates logistics, scheduling, and participant communications.
  • Partners with providers of student support services offered within the School of Medicine and The University of Texas at Tyler main campus to develop and support structured, cohesive, and accessible wellness tools and resources for School of Medicine students.
  • Coordinates, advise, plans and supports the activities of the School of Medicine student government and student interest groups, to include the establishment of the school's inaugural student government and interest groups and ongoing work in these areas; coordinates logistics, room and other scheduling, and participant communications.
  • Collaborates with personnel to implement best practices in wellness across the School of Medicine as opportunities arise.
  • Recognizes students in distress and refers through the proper channels and resources available at the School of Medicine.
  • Develop training and support for faculty who serve as interest group advisors.
  • Supports efforts to promote student flourishing by providing support for students? emotional, physical, occupational, social, spiritual, intellectual, environmental, and financial zones of wellness.
  • Support Peer Mentorship group and facilitate introductions.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with students to support, encourage, and challenge students.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Accompanying Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

  • Ability to think strategically to manage multiple projects/initiatives with changing priorities and strict deadlines in a rapidly changing environment is preferred.
  • Strong collaboration and consensus building skills.
  • Outstanding oral, written, presentation, facilitation, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills to cultivate and manage collegial relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in office software tools (e.g., Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Required Education / Experience:

  • Bachelor?s degree required. Master?s or terminal degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years? experience in higher education or medical education required. Experience working with professional students is preferred.
  • Experience with project management, preferably in undergraduate medical education preferred.
  • Experience working with medical students and/or student government and interest groups in adult learners is required.
  • Experience with student wellness programs is required.
Work Locations : Tyler 75701 Organization : 001-University of Texas Health Science Center-Tyler Job Posting : Aug 23, 2022, 8:53:08 AM

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