CAREER ADVISOR AND PROGRAM MANAGER - University of Washington-School of Public Health


CLOSING DATE: February 8, 2019


JOB #: 13497

POSTED: January 8, 2019


Req #:   161737


Job Location:      Seattle Campus

Posting Date:     12/19/2018

Closing Info:       Open Until Filled

Salary:   Salary is commensurate with experience and education

Shift:     First Shift

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for five consecutive years. 

The Department of Global Health was established in 2007, bridging the schools of Medicine and Public Health, with a mandate to harness the expertise and interdisciplinary power of all UW schools and colleges. Our mission is to improve health for all through research, education, training, and service; to understand and address the causes of disease and health inequities at multiple levels; and to collaborate with partners to develop and sustain locally-led, quality health systems, programs and policies. Driven by tremendous interest among both students and faculty, the Department has grown explosively to more than 400 graduate students and hundreds more undergraduates. We have more than 380 faculty and 1,000 staff working on projects across 130 countries with our deepest ties in United States, Kenya, Uganda, Peru, Mozambique, India, South Africa, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Nicaragua. At the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. The Department recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity.  The Department encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff, faculty and students including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability and age.  The Department strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.

The Department of Global Health has an outstanding opportunity for a Career Advisor and Program Manager. This is a 1.0 FTE position located within the Global Health Resource Center (GHRC) of the Department of Global Health and will work primarily at Harris Hydraulics. This position reports to the Director of the GHRC and is responsible for providing program management for DGH medical student programs, managed by the Global Health Resource Center, including the Global Health Pathway, Global Health Immersion Program and the Global Health Clinical Elective and also duties related to the Global Health Pathway activities for medical residents and fellows. The position will also be instrumental in managing our efforts to address student career development needs and advising students and alumni across our programs, as they navigate their career paths in global health.

 Global public health continues to be a growing influence on the University’s campus. The DGH has critical experience and understanding of the complexities around international health that can be shared with the greater University. The position represents the relevant programs, the department, the Schools of Public Health (SPH) and Medicine (SOM) and the University both internally and externally in recruiting students and disseminating information about curricular offerings to students, and faculty, as well as interpreting, advising on and communicating resources, policies and procedures. Moreover, strengthening the diversity of students, staff and faculty of the Department impacts the diversity of the Schools and University.



Career Development Programs and Advising

  • Serve as the primary career advisor in the DGH for MPH and PhD students, as well as students in the Global Health Pathways. Liaison with DGH and SPH undergraduate programs to complement their career services efforts.
  • Develop a general knowledge and understanding of the related professions in global health and maintain familiarity with the education, training and career opportunities available to graduates of global health.
  • Outreach to local and global health organizations to clarify the global health employment landscape, including volunteer, internship, fellowship, and job opportunities.
  • Catalog career development resources and opportunities and share via website, newsletter, and publications.
  • Schedule 1:1 career advising for students regarding career development, job search, and professional skills building.
  • Coordinate and participate in career development workshops, career fairs and events that serve global health students, including Global Health Career week
  • Liaison and coordinate with the GHRC, DGH Academic Programs, Alumni Programs, CPIs, SPH Student Services, UW Careers and Internships, career services colleagues, and employers locally and globally to develop resources that meet the career development needs of our students and alumni including publications and online materials.
  • Work with alumni and student services to explore mentorship opportunities
  • Participate in ongoing DGH strategic planning efforts targeted at student and alumni career development.

Program Management, Department of Global Health Medical Student and Medical Resident Programs

Global Health Pathway (GHP, 120 students enrolled; 25-30 graduate each year)

  • Coordinate Information Sessions: Collaborate with pathways managers, update/create materials, scheduling in coordination with WWAMI regional medical school programs.
  • Invite and respond to inquiries promptly, accurately, and effectively - students, faculty, WWAMI faculty and staff.
  • Assess student progress on requirements, advise students, determine deficiencies and ways to address them.
  • Work with GHP faculty director and Pathways managers to support students and other program needs.
  • Assess student progress and determine eligibility for GHP Certificate, assist with graduation events.
  • Work with faculty director to represent the GHP and disseminate information about offerings in person, via phone and email, and via website, to students, staff and faculty in the five-state WWAMI region.


Managing SOM/DGH International Fieldwork and Clinical programs: Global Health Clinical Elective (GHCE, 20 students per year) and Global Health Immersion Program (8-10 students per year)

  • Survey GHCE and GHIP site liaisons for availability of slots for upcoming year.
  • Work with Faculty Directors and partners to make appropriate program updates and plans for the year.
  • Answer inquiries as they arrive, from students, staff and faculty about GHCE and GHIP.
  • Coordinate all aspects of the application process, including fielding questions, collecting application materials and scheduling interviews, and assisting with student placements.
  • Schedule and coordinate mandatory travel preparation orientations
  • Update and print/post course syllabus, website, materials, and administrative forms.
  • Prepare materials, course website, tracking systems and processes for GHCE and GHIP cohorts.
  • Liaison with GHRC, Department of Global Health, School of Medicine, UW Study Abroad, UW Global Affairs, and international partners.
  • Monitor student progress while abroad, facilitate communication, and assist with emergencies, if they arise.
  • Commun

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