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Associate Director, Health Institute

Metropolitan State University of Denver
United States, Colorado, Denver
April 17, 2023
DepartmentVPSA Student Services

The Health Institute Associate Director is a full-time position within the MSU Denver Health Institute, a one-of-a-kind initiative to reimagine health education, prepare skilled professionals to enter health-related fields, and meet the field's current demand for highly skilled health professionals. Housed in the College of Health and Human Services, the Health Institute offers scholarship, mentorship, educational, and event programming that empower diverse students to succeed in our health-related undergraduate and graduate programs. The Associate Director assists the Health Institute Director with the execution of the mission of the Health Institute.

The Associate Director serves as a leader and innovator in a dynamic environment. The ideal candidate is detail oriented with excellent time management skills. They are able to assist the Director to spot inefficiencies, identify their root causes, design a solution, and implement it- sometimes autonomously and sometimes in partnership with other peers and staff. As a program manager the Associate Director will be responsible for programming, marketing, curriculum, supervision of professional and student staff, and event planning. As this is a front facing position, the Associate Director must be comfortable designing and giving presentations to key stakeholders, including C-Level executives. This position requires emotional intelligence, flexibility, and a mindset of continuous improvement.

MSU Denver is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented and historically minoritized groups. Our student population consists of over 50% first-generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated located in downtown Denver. As the third largest institution of higher education in Colorado and the only institution with an open access mission, MSU Denver is a model university for today's college students. The University serves the most diverse undergraduate student population in the state, as well as the most first-generation students and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students.


Program Management and Design (40%)

Manages all aspects of assigned programs, associated activities (including events, recruitment, student engagement, and curriculum) and staff.

Provides oversight to course curriculum, delivery methods, and class design.

Ensures ongoing performance and data assessment is performed.

Refines and modifies programming and processes as needed and informed by student and staff input and program assessment findings.

Actively researches and seeks out new programming that would support the strategic plan of the institute.

Supervision/Leadership Duties (30%)

Creates a cohesive and inclusive community for program staff and participants.

Builds and maintains staff morale while cultivating a sense of belonging among all staff through intentional planning and execution of equity-informed strategies.

Trains a group of staff, volunteers, and student workers who provide direct supports to students.

Provide consistent, timely evaluations of staff members with a focus on improvement and adherence to Health Institute goals and outcomes.

Supports program staff's development of skills and knowledge in ways that best support students and the program.

Budget Management (5%)

Maintains a budget that reflects funds from multiple sources and how they are dispersed.

Ensures that grant funds are documented and dispersed appropriately and within guidelines.

Proactively seeks out new funds when grants end or new costs arise.

Event Coordination (10%)

Oversees all aspects of the successful implementation and coordination of Health Institute events, managing all logistical aspects of event planning.

Coordinates with staff, faculty, and vendors to plan, organize, manage, and coordinate events. Ensures the proper acquisition of event site and provides oversight of event venue, seating, dining, guest list, invitations, and announcements.

Provides oversight of the coordination of event entertainment, including speakers and participants.

Ensures budget compliance while planning event specifications.

Marketing/Communication Duties (5%)

Promotes the work and accomplishments of the Health Institute and provides oversight for the Institute's communication and marketing strategies.

While working with internal and external partners, ensures a variety of marketing, communications, and public relations strategies.

Responsible for the creation, conceptualization, editing, and implementation of communications and content.

May coordinate information gathering from staff and faculty for the development of articles and feature stories.

Special Projects/Other Duties as assigned (10%)

Provides support to the Health Institute Director.

Supports may include: calendar management, arranging meetings, coordinating social engagements and University and community functions, and providing/creating presentation materials and briefs.

Synthesizes information from previewing documents and materials and provides executive summaries when necessary for the Director's use.

Manages meeting preparation and execution for the Health Institute. Tasks may include coordinating/supervising the coordination of agenda items, finalizing meeting materials, scheduling presentations, as appropriate, and preparing notes or minutes.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution

  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to collaborate and work well with people from diverse backgrounds

  • Program Management experience

  • Budget Management experience

  • Minimum of three years' experience supervising professional staff, including training, developing, and evaluating

  • Administrative office or office customer service experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree from a regionally accredited institution

  • Marketing experience especially effectively using social media and other innovations to improve communication

  • Curriculum development and assessment experience, especially with diverse populations

  • Grant development and administration

  • Familiarity with health and allied health professions

  • A strong interest in the mission of MSU Denver and the Health Institute

Instructions to Apply

For full consideration, please submit the following documents:

1. Resume
2. Cover letter describing relevant job experiences as they relate to listed job qualifications and interest in the position
3. Names and contact information for three professional references (at least one reference provided must be a supervisor, either current or former).

For best consideration, apply by March 26th, 2023 at 11:59 PM MST.

All applications must be submitted through the university's online application system, www.msudenver.edu/careers.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

Salary for Announcement

The hiring range for this position is $64,500 - $86,050. The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based upon a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, training, and qualifications.

MSU Denver offers excellent benefits that include medical, dental, retirement, tuition benefit, RTD pass, and more. For a brief overview of these options, please visit the benefits section below.

Work Hours/Type

Subject to negotiation and approval.

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Posting RepresentativeKate Ray Posting Representative Emailkbolos@msudenver.edu Benefits

MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:

Diversity Statement

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.