Associate Dean of Diversity, Career Development and Alumni Affairs

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Posted one week ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Associate Dean of Diversity, Career Development and Alumni Affairs

Job Type: Administrative Career Services Multicultural/Diversity/ALANA Services
Location: Houston, TX
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Other,
Institution Size:
Employer ID: 28781

Benefits

Additional Compensation:
Commensurate with experience
Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Additional Compensation:
Commensurate with experience
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Doctorate/J.D. Required
Major Preference:
Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:
5-7 Years

Qualifications
Education:
Doctorate/J.D. Required
Major Preference:
Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:
5-7 Years

Position Description

The Associate Dean of Diversity, Career Development and Alumni Affairs provides leadership for The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) in the areas of diversity, inclusion and multicultural affairs and oversees student career development and alumni affairs at the GSBS.  The successful candidate will effectively manage a team to accomplish all responsibilities and will coordinate with other members of the Deans' office to synergize efforts.

The GSBS is a unique partnership between The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).  Learn more about us: https://gsbs.uth.edu/

In this position, the incumbent will oversee recruitment efforts with a major focus on inclusion and diversity.  The successful candidate will provide organization and oversight of programs aimed at improving student success and retention at the GSBS. Key responsibilities include:

  • Representing the GSBS at various recruitment events and undergraduate student fairs across the nation.  Establishing and cultivating relations with key faculty and staff at undergraduate institutions to develop recruitment pipelines for underrepresented minority students in STEM programs
  • Implementation of workshops, presentations, programs and other strategies that promote diversity, equity and inclusion amongst faculty, students and staff
  • Working collaboratively with various groups and stakeholders, including student organizations, to create an atmosphere where all people feel welcomed and valued.
  • Assessing the effectiveness of diversity and inclusion initiatives and making recommendations to effect change

Additionally, this position will provide leadership, guidance and direction to key personnel in carrying out the following responsibilities:

  • Developing meaningful career development opportunities and programming for students and assess effectiveness
  • Overseeing the provision of effective personalized career counseling for all GSBS students
  • Creation and implementation of meaningful and engaging programs for alumni
  • Maintaining and creating alumni contacts and networks
  • Tracking and assessment of alumni success and outcomes using annual alumni surveys and job information
  • Creating opportunities to foster alumni engagement (i.e. career development workshops and career mentoring, etc.)

Job Requirements

Strong communication, organization and supervisory skills, and five years of experience in higher education.  Prior experience in diversity recruitment and retention, career development, as well as alumni affairs, is highly desirable. 

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