Open executive Job in Academic & University Director, Career and Professional Development and Graduate Diversity and Inclusion

Position Summary :

This is a higher education administrative position equivalent to a junior faculty level with
major responsibilities for program development and coordination, including implementation and supervision of the following:

  1. The
    Career and Professional Development Program at Einstein, which provides career advising and professional skills development activities and
    resources for the graduate student and postdoctoral community at Einstein
  2. A new Diversity and Inclusion Initiative for graduate
    students and postdoctoral trainees

Scope and Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of the
    Career and Professional Development Program for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows
  • Serve as the primary contact for
    Einstein graduate students, postdocs, faculty and administrators on matters related to PhD career and professional development
  • Serve as the primary contact for Einstein graduate students, postdocs, faculty and administrators on matters related to diversity
    enhancement and inclusion
  • Represent Einstein at national meetings and other professional organizations
  • Establish and
    maintain key partnerships within the institution as well as with other institutions and national professional groups
  • Manage all
    communications regarding PhD career and professional development as well as the diversity initiative
  • Develop budgets for the PhD
    career and professional development program and for the diversity initiative; provide input for expenditures and forecasting

Career and Professional Development for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Develop and implement, together with the
    Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, a strategic plan for career advising and professional skills development activities and resources for
    graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.
  • Assess interests and career and skills requirements of PhD students and postdoctoral
    fellows to achieve short and long term career goals by regular annual surveys of the graduate students and postdocs at Einstein.
  • Meet regularly with the Director of the Belfer Institute to assess specific postdoctoral needs.
  • Generate critical reports and
    action plans on a timely basis following survey analyses.
  • Implement workshops and informational sessions to help graduate students
    and postdocs work on their Individual Development Plans and to help them develop a realistic timeline for their next steps.
  • Organize regularly scheduled career development seminars and networking events during the academic year.
  • Identify experts to
    give self-assessment workshops, IDP (individual development plan) workshops, grantsmanship and writing workshops, CV and resume clinics,
    interview skills training sessions, cover letter workshops, and negotiation strategy seminars, among others.
  • Prepare newsletters,
    announcements, flyers etc. to publicize events to the Einstein community; solicit participation of students and faculty as necessary and
    communicate with current students and faculty regarding attendance
  • Establish methods to track attendance and collect feedback
    regarding the events. Use data and analytic assessments to determine the effectiveness of events. Analyze results of evaluations to refine
    the program for the subsequent semester/academic year.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with alumni and colleagues to
    facilitate further activities.
  • Chair the Einstein Graduate Student and Postdoc CPD Committee; organize regular meetings, prepare
    agenda, establish subcommittees, follow up on projects; regularly report on Committee activities and projects to the Associate Dean and
    Director of the Belfer Institute
  • Meet regularly with the EPA (Einstein Postdoctoral Association) and with the GSC (Graduate Student
    Council) and report on these meetings to the CPD Committee and the Associate Dean and Belfer Institute Director
  • Liase with other
    NYC graduate student and postdoctoral groups, e.g. NY Science Alliance (N Y Academy of Sciences), National Postdoctoral Association (NPA),
    etc.
  • Develop and update a variety of integrated resources including Career Development website, Linked-In group,
    libguide (with the reference librarians) pages. Utilize Content Management System to edit website text and photos as necessary.
  • Work collaboratively with other institutions on cross-institutional activities such as “What Can You Be With a PhD?”)
  • Develop
    an annual budget for all career and professional development activities
  • Work with administrative personnel on the
    scheduling and planning of all activities, as well as all record-keeping (attendance, expenses, correspondence, etc.) associated with the
    events and activities

Focus on Diversity and Inclusion for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Trainees

  • Work with
    the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, the Director of the Belfer Institute, and the Associate Dean for Diversity Enhancement on efforts
    to increase the diversity of Einstein
  • Develop programming and activities to develop programs and activities to foster an inclusive
    climate specifically for graduate and postdoctoral trainees and build a diverse research community
  • Work with current students and
    postdocs, as well as the Deans and Directors, to assess needs and enhance the experience of underrepresented students and postdocs
  • Actively develop and seek funding for new initiatives to recruit and retain a diverse population of trainees

Attendance
and presentation at national conferences; participation in professional organizations

  • Maintain membership and participate in
    professional organizations such as NY Academy of Sciences, National Postdoctoral Association, etc./Attend annual meetings
  • Prepare
    presentations (abstracts, posters, etc.) regarding Einstein Career and Professional Development and Einstein Graduate Student and Postdoc
    Diversity Initiative activities and innovations for presentation at local and national meetings

The Albert Einstein College of
Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or
genetic information. Einstein seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to
our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.

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