Carle Illinois College of Medicine
Director of Admissions
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) and Carle Health System (Carle) have embarked on an exciting endeavor by creating the nation's first engineering-based college of medicine. In partnership, Carle and Illinois are seeking an exceptional leader to serve as the first permanent Director of Admissions.
The Director of Admissions is responsible for all aspects of admissions, including oversight of student recruitment, selection, and matriculation. The Director of Admissions will also serve as the College liaison to relevant campus units to coordinate application receipt and administration.
This is a rare opportunity to join an enthusiastically engaged, multi-disciplinary group of academic scholars, health care professionals, and specialists in medical education at the intersection of engineering, biological, and clinical sciences. It is planned that the individual in this administrative role will have full-time, benefits eligible, University employment. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The start date will be as soon as possible after the close of the search.
Responsibilities of the position include the following:
- In collaboration with the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, provide vision, leadership, and direction to the development and implementation of admission and recruitment programs; oversee student admission to the Carle Illinois College of Medicine.
- Assist the Associate Dean for Student Affairs to oversee and administer the Admissions budget; ensure that institutional policies are met and applied in the recruitment and admissions area.
- Oversee the processes for application receipt and screening, interviewing, recruitment, and admissions; work collaboratively with faculty, administrators and staff in the College in support of the core mission of providing an excellent engineering-based medical education to a diverse student population poised to succeed in the program.
- Coordinate use of the national medical school application in conjunction with the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS); develop and implement additional application processes.
- Establish and maintain a friendly and applicant-centered system for appropriate and ongoing communication with prospective, admitted, and matriculated students.
- Oversee and supervise the Coordinator of Student Recruiting.
- Collaborate on public relations and marketing activities to insure effective and accurate representation of the school in recruiting efforts as well as admissions policies and procedures.
- Develop and implement a strategic plan for recruitment of students who are under-represented in medicine; cultivate pipeline relationships with undergraduate, high school, and other programs for recruitment of applicants to the College.
- Foster a culture of diversity and inclusion, particularly during the application, interview, and recruitment process of medical school candidates.
- Maintain responsibility for compliance related to the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) standards and University policies in the area of admissions and recruitment.
- Engage in ongoing planning and continuous quality improvement in recruiting and admission processes that establish short-term and long-term goals, result in measurable outcomes, and effectively monitor compliance with LCME accreditation standards; track and manage admissions data in order to inform these admissions strategies.
- Champion positive inter-professional relationships bridging the college's private/public organization and missions.
Required Education: Master's degree.
Preferred Education: Ed.D., M.D., O.D., or Ph.D.
Required experience, skills and abilities include:
- Minimum of 5 years of experience in higher education with progressive responsibility that includes direct interactions with medical students in the area of student affairs.
- Familiarity and experience with the AMCAS application system and the AAMC "traffic rules" for medical school admissions.
- Experience that evidences effective use of strong interpersonal and communications skills that incorporate tact and diplomacy.
- Must be willing to learn all aspects of the college's strategic and collaborative approach to curriculum, research, diversity and inclusion.
- Must be willing to learn and respect University policies related to recruitment and admissions and relevant Liaison Committee on Medical Education standards.
- Extensive knowledge of successful policies and procedures in use in higher education as related to student recruitment and admissions.
- Strong project management, and team-building skills, as well as skills and abilities to work cooperatively with all constituencies in a unique environment of engineering-based medical education in the context of the Carle and Illinois private/public relationship.
- Knowledge of student and patient privacy regulations (FERPA, HIPAA, etc.) is required.
- A strong work ethic, an approachable leadership style, and a consistent focus on the college's immediate and strategic goals.
Procedure for candidacy:
For more information on the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, please visit medicine.illinois.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, and review of applications will begin immediately.
For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by no later than May 5, 2017. Interested candidates must create a candidate profile through jobs.illinois.edu; submit an application, resume, and a letter of interest. Also required is a list of names and contact information of three professional references.
For further information regarding application procedures, contact Jennifer Steiling at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).