Assistant Director, Master of Public Health (MPH) Graduate Program

University of Illinois
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jul 07, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

ssistant Director, Master of Public Health (MPH) Graduate Program

Department of Kinesiology and Community Health

College of Applied Health Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


The Department of Kinesiology and Community Health is accepting applications for an Assistant Director, Master of Public Health (MPH) Graduate Program.  This position will serve as key role in the development and delivery of a growing graduate program, with responsibility for student advising, internship facilitation, and professional support tasks for the program.


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Assist the Director in all duties related to the MPH program including day-to-day operations, strategic objectives, goals and long-range planning and implementation.

Responsible for MPH curriculum including course development and logistics, with oversight from the Director.

Teach courses within the MPH, including but not limited to internship and capstone courses and orientation to the degree/professionalism courses. Depending on expertise, may teach subject matter courses within the degree.

Provide leadership on special projects, including overseeing MPH website design, periodic website maintenance, and creation of MPH e-newsletter.

Serve as a member of the MPH Admissions Committee and MPH Accreditation Committee, liaison to the External Advisory Committee, and a point of contact for the UIUC Office of Admission and Records, the Graduate College, and the Campus Career Center.

Direct supervision of operations including student recruitment and marketing, new student orientation, and program evaluation and effectiveness.

Serve as liaison with faculty who teach in the MPH program, adjunct faculty, and faculty from other schools who teach MPH students on issues tied to accreditation, evaluation, and student performance.

Coordinate the MPH internship and capstone experience, including developing connections with potential host organizations and mentors in town and elsewhere in the state. Assist students in locating projects and mentors. Formalize scope of work plans and work with legal team on campus to get legal agreements in place with host organizations.

Develop and implement strategies to engage alumni of the program, assist with advancement activities and build relationships with external constituents and career placement services.

Facilitate all aspects of current and future program accreditation.

Correspond with potential program applicants including, but not be limited to, the application and admissions process, GRE scores, transcripts, mandatory orientations, registration, coursework and degree requirements and related student inquiries.

Provide one-on-one student advising (with Director and dedicated teaching faculty), career counseling, and monitoring student progress toward degree.

Other responsibilities as assigned.



Required:  Master’s degree in public health, social or behavioral sciences, health administration, or other related field

Experience in the development and/or administration of complex programs.

Understanding of higher education, curriculum development, and developing and managing connections with public health organizations.

Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

Strong organizational skills.

Knowledge in public health.


Preferred: Doctoral degree in public health, social or behavioral sciences, health administration, or other related field

Experience in the development and/or administration of higher education programs.

Experience working with and/or building relationships with public health organizations and healthcare organizations, including public health departments, non-profit organizations, research organizations, hospitals and clinics.

Experience teaching in higher education or teaching adult learners.

Experience working with accredited programs and/or evaluating programs.



Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Appointment Status and Start Date

This is a full-time (100%), 12 month Academic Professional appointment.  The proposed start is as soon as possible after the closing date.



To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by July 22, 2021  Please complete your candidate profile at and upload a cover letter, resume and the names, address, phone numbers and email addresses of three professional references. 


For more information about this position, applicants may contact AHS HR at 


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