Northeast Ohio Medical University — Assistant Dean of Students

The Assistant Dean of Students is engaged with students in all phases of the process that leads to the successful completion of the medical degree. The Assistant Dean of Students provides oversight of all aspects of medical student affairs, including student services, student advising and student promotion. In addition, the Assistant Dean is involved in career advising and mentoring students as they progress through the residency application and selection process.

Northeast Ohio Medical University is an AA/EEO Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. Women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Principal Functional Responsibilities
1) Responsible for student advocacy, interventions and resolutions. Serves as first point of contact for medical students for troubleshooting issues and concerns; serves as College of Medicine liaison with the offices of Student Affairs and Student Services. Advises college leadership on sources of student dissatisfaction and strategies for mitigation; Develops communication strategies with students regarding high stakes information. Works directly with students involved in allegations of unprofessional behavior as related to the Student Conduct Code and Principles of Professional Behavior. Works with the offices of Academic Affairs and Student Services to identify matters requiring further action. Acts as liaison with individuals filing Professionalism Concern Notes, including faculty, staff and students.

2) Responsible for development, coordination and assessment of holistic professional development process for college of medicine students; coordinates curricular components as well as co-curricular activities and programs. Facilitates collaboration with the office of Academic Affairs and Student Services to enhance the social, emotional and academic aspects of students’ development and encourages students’ professional development. Assists with development and implementation of programs and activities to foster student leadership skills.

3) Oversees the Residency Match process including ERAS, MSPE preparation, Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program. Oversees Match Day planning in coordination with the office of academic affairs and student services. Oversees completion of the AAMC Y2Q and GQ surveys.

4) Responsible for development, coordination and assessment of holistic student advising program consistent with the College of Medicine’s Academic Plan and Strategic Mission. Communicates integration plan to faculty advisors, peer advisors and students. Recruits, trains and supervises faculty and peer advisors. Serves as administrative advisor for the NEOMED Student Council, the Gold Humanism Honor Society and Alpha Omega Alpha.

5) Oversees the development and implementation of programs and activities to foster student leadership skills and encourages student participation in community service Manages the College of Medicine leave of absence process; tracks students on leave of absence from point of departure to point of return; Writes dean’s letters of recommendation on behalf of medical students for research and other professional development applications.

6) Serves as ex officio member of admissions committee, curriculum committee/s, pertinent task forces and advisory groups and staffs committees related to professional growth. Researches areas pertinent to career development, the learning environment and professionalism in medical education; researches and completes related grant applications for programming and research needs.

7) Perform other duties as assigned

Education/Degrees: Master’s degree in education, counseling or related field. Ph.D. or M.D. preferred.

Experience: Five to seven years experience in higher education student personnel/administration required, preferred experience with medical students; Five years experience with residency match process preferred; curriculum development and advising or counseling experience required.

Key Skills, Personal Characteristics, and Key Competencies
Key Skills, Knowledge and Personal Characteristics:

  • Ability to work independently and with multiple projects and deadlines
  • Proven supervisory skills and leadership skills.
  • Ability to think creatively and effectively.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize work, and adjust to changes in deadline and schedules.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Commitment to working effectively with a diverse population.
  • Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and other administrative staff.
  • Energetic approach to student development and activities.
  • May include evening or weekend hours

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