If offered this position, you will develop, coordinate, and evaluate appropriate, targeted recruitment activities to support the expansion of the Veterinary Nursing Program in the CVM at Michigan State University, as well as create enrichment opportunities designed for VN students to provide outreach opportunities, build connections among units within the College, contribute to student wellness, and enhance the student experience. Duties will include outreach to, and connection with identified core audiences such as clubs, HS career and/or guidance counselors, veterinary science class moderators, STEM clubs, community college advisors, etc.; collaboration with the CVM Communications team for reviewing and updating of marketing materials and strategies; attendance at career fairs, college fairs, and conferences on behalf of the program; outreach to veterinary community partners to better understand partner needs, reach prospective students working in the community, and to educate community partners regarding the Veterinary Nursing profession, and the Program; and coordination with the CVM Alumni Relations Coordinator as well as communication with CVM alumni for outreach engagement and research on program successes and opportunities. Student enrichment duties will include, but may not be limited to, the development of enrichment activities for program students including onboarding events for new students, wellness check-ins and activities, clerkship orientation, inter-professional activities, and training opportunities across CVM programs. Additional duties include instruction in laboratory and didactic Veterinary Nursing program courses and integration into Doctor of Veterinary Medicine professional courses to educate on the veterinary nursing profession, scope of practice, utilization, benefits of hiring, and proper utilization. Other duties as assigned.
The College's vision is to be the destination for teaching, innovation, care, and service. Six goals, backed by specific strategies, guide our organization as we move forward. Read more at https://cvm.msu.edu/about/strategic-planning-2021-26/goals to learn about the MSU College of Veterinary Medicines goals, strategies and progress.
CVM Core Value of Diversity: We are committed to promoting the principles of equal opportunity and multiculturalism where all individuals are valued, respected, provided opportunity to flourish and open doors in their pursuit of excellence. We encourage and welcome our community to share ideas with us surrounding opportunities to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
Successful candidate must have:
Bachelor's Degree and one to three years’ work experience in the veterinary nursing profession, or equivalent work/educational experience
Ability to travel
Bachelor's degree in veterinary nursing, veterinary technology, or related field
Veterinary Technician License eligible in Michigan
Diverse clinical practice experience
Broad understanding of the veterinary nursing profession, veterinary nursing education and state/national initiatives that affect the profession
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations of students in varied demographic areas
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Enthusiasm for the veterinary nursing and veterinary medical professions and for student development
Educational background in communication, finance, business, or marketing
Knowledge of the MSU Veterinary Nursing Program and pathways offered
Knowledge of marketing and recruitment tools
Experience with student support services/advising, student development, education, community/social development, community outreach/extension
Required Application Materials
Letter of intent/cover letter
Listing of three professional references, including names and contact information.
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Our mission is for Michigan State University to be a global leader in veterinary education and to prepare our students to contribute fully to society as culturally competent, globally engaged professionals. We will do this by:
Identifying, recruiting and admitting promising, qualified individuals from varying cultures and perspectives who are driven and innovative
Offering a rigorous higher education curriculum and creating a dynamic, engaged learning environment
Identifying goals to unify our efforts and capitalize on each other's strengths
Exceeding expectations by providing resources that are clear, concise, consistent and accessible
Building trust by valuing varying perspectives and approaching every interaction with respect and dignity
Continually looking for ways to be better than we were yesterday
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