The CUNY School of Medicine (CUNY SoM) at The City College of New York (CCNY) located in the heart of Harlem, is the only medical school in the City University of New York system and the only public medical school in Manhattan. Building upon 50 years of success as the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, we transitioned to the CUNY School of Medicine in 2017. The CUNY SoM offers an accelerated BS/MD (7-year program) and a Physician Assistant Master's Degree (27 months program). True to its legacy of access, opportunity, and community transformation, the medical school's mission remains to recruit highly talented students as diverse as New York City itself. CUNY School of Medicine as the home of healers and leaders, places a special emphasis on the recruitment of those who are underrepresented in the field of medicine, and on training high quality, culturally competent health professionals and scientists equipped to address the healthcare needs of New York's medically under-served communities. As a major priority, CUNY School of Medicine also seeks to enhance the recruitment and retention of senior leadership, faculty, and staff to more closely reflect the diversity of our student body.
The CUNY School of Medicine is seeking an Assistant Dean for Advising, who will define and implement a clear vision for academic and career advising for CUNY SoM's BS/MD program. Working in collaboration with the Senior Associate Deans for Student Life and Wellness and the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, the Assistant Dean for Advising will establish and implement policies and processes as required to ensure fulfillment of LCME accreditation standards relating to academic and career advising, and to ensure that career advising processes align with national best practices. The Assistant Dean will also develop and implement academic, career and student affairs programs and outreach to internal and external constituencies, including admitted students, alumni and community partners, in support of the academic success of all students and in alignment with national best practices by AAMC.
Responsibilities will include among others:
Develop, direct and oversee academic, career, and personal counseling (other than mental health) services for both undergraduate and medical students
Establish (where necessary), improve, maintain and oversee CUNY SoM undergraduate advising efforts to assure that undergraduates are academically and professionally prepared for the rigors of the medical school curriculum
Oversee and direct advising efforts for undergraduate students considering academic and career paths other than medical school
Provide guidance and support to academic and career advisors, and develop and maintain strong partnerships with school leadership, faculty and administrators from key offices such as Admissions, Learning Resource Center, Office of Academic Affairs, and the Student Academic Progress Committee.
Work collaboratively with academic departments and the Student Academic Progress Committee to ensures adherence to academic policies and practices
Serve on ad hoc and standing committees that address student academic needs
Oversee the advising office staff and interface with relevant offices to assure that the advising functions integrate effectively with all relevant stakeholders
Assume primary responsibility for and oversight of large group education of students about career preparedness.
Assure all office and support technology, web resources and personal advising activities are consistent with best practices in medical student advising
Serve as the lead career advisor for the office of student affairs, directing the career advising mission and providing guidance to CUNY SoM advisors, physician specialty liaisons, and academic advisors.
Participate in advising medical students, assisting students in establishing realistic and attainable academic and career goals; counsel and advise students on academic, career and personal issues, with special responsibility for students at risk for challenges in residency placement
Report on outcomes for student success in residency placement and student satisfaction with career planning, develop quality improvement plans for these outcomes
Process, track and report on student advising activities including advising documentation, student petitions, grade audits, probation, dismissal, graduation clearance
Refer students to counseling and other services provided by other campus support units.
Communicate with faculty and department administrators on behalf of students; provide resource referral for external issues that may affect matriculation
Support and attend events related to the academic, community, career and professional development of medical students
Develop, promote and implement student initiatives and programs, including outreach to internal and external constituencies of alumni and community agencies, with the goal of enhancing retention of targeted population students
Participate as appropriate in the implementation of medical school orientation activities, Match Day, Commencement, and other special events. Attend medical student events during evenings and weekends as is necessary and appropriate
Collaborate with academic partners, faculty, alumni and other constituents in developing activities that strengthen student education, using a variety of student development theories and practices
Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned, including occasional evening or weekend events.
Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.
Until further notice, this is a hybrid position, eligible to work remotely and work in the office.
This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience.
A minimum of a Master's degree in Education, Counseling or related field.
Minimum of 3 years' experience in a leadership capacity in academic advising or career services counseling in a college or university setting, and/or health professions education program
Knowledge of career services, student development theory as related to career choice/exploration, and the career development process
Knowledge of learning styles, motivational strategies, study skills and obstacles to learning
Knowledge of health careers and career requirements preferred.
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team in accomplishing tasks.
Ability to guide and motivate others.
Ability to analyze situations, develop solutions, and make independent decisions based on established guidelines
Excellent organizational and administrative skills.
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.
HOW TO APPLY
Visit www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID (24641) or Title (Assistant Dean for Advising). Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.
Candidates must attach a resume, cover letter, and three professional references (name, title, organization, and contact information).
July 14, 2022
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There is a continuing shortage of primary care physicians in this country, creating an urgent need for more family practitioners, general internists, pediatricians and obstetricians/gynecologists in many communities. The shortage of African-American, Hispanic, Native Americans and other underrepresented medical professionals in inner-city areas is particularly acute. Thus, recruiting and training a diverse workforce that represents the diversity of the patients being served in such communities is of utmost importance and ensures health equity across the continuum of care. Over forty years ago, CUNY and City College decided to make a difference by developing the most unique physician and physician assistant training programs in the nation – The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. Since its founding in 1973, The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, now known as the CUNY School of Medicine/Sophie Davis Biomedical Education Program continues its original mission to recruit underrepresented populations into medicine, increased medical services in underserved areas, and increased the availability of primary care physicians and physician assistants that reflect the divers...ity of our surrounding communities. This mission is currently served with an 85% enrollment rate of students from backgrounds that are Underrepresented in Medicine (URiM; e.g., African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American), greatly exceeding the current U.S. medical school average of 43%. The CUNY School of Medicine encompasses an innovative accelerated BS/MD program that combines a Bachelor of Science degree and an M.D. degree in seven years and a 28-month Physician Assistant Program that leads to a Masters degree in P.A. Studies and eligibility to take the physician assistant national certification examination (PANCE).