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Global Student Experiences Specialist

Des Moines University
West Des Moines, Iowa
Date posted
May 15, 2024

Job Details

At DMU you will make a meaningful contribution to the dynamic future of Medicine and Health Sciences. DMU is seeking a Global Student Experiences Specialist. This position is responsible for the direction and support of student experiences including volunteer efforts for students under the direction of the Director of Student Affairs and global health education opportunities under the direction of the Director of Global Health. The position manages global student experiences through the development and implementation of programs in collaboration with university administrators, community, and international partners.

What you’ll do:

  •  Provide overall direction and direct support as well as recruit students for community medicine and public health volunteer opportunities and assigned community service programs of the University including volunteer recruitment, event coordination, and recognition programs.
  • Events may include: GEMS, BROS, 50 and Better Health Fair, Back to School Physicals, and IMT Marathon. Provide direct support of the University’s community education and well-being programming such as the Mini Medical School.
  • Lead implementation of student activities in the community. Provide clubs and organizations with volunteer and community medicine opportunities as they are available. For example: Assist the Anatomy Ambassadors club with community events.
  • Work collaboratively with the Student Affairs team to plan the annual Student Service and Student Leadership Awards ceremony in the spring including the selection of student recipients for the Above and Beyond Volunteer Award from each College.
  • Track and maintain data on the number of volunteer hours provided by students to our community. Report this information to Business and Finance and other departments as needed.

What we’re looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Three years of relevant work experience required.
  • In lieu, a master’s degree and two years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience in volunteer recruitment and event planning.
  • Experience in Education Abroad or another area of International Education in higher education.
  • Experience with Terra Dotta, or another Education Abroad software desirable.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record, and be willing to drive university vehicles as needed.
  • Must have a valid passport or be willing to obtain one (for international travel).
  • Occasional travel to represent DMU at conferences and/or to conduct international site visits or go on short-term trips with students and faculty.
  • Must be willing to travel domestically and internationally as needed (one to two trips per year).

Total Rewards:

Our employees are what make DMU special, so we treat them well!  Our Total Rewards reflect this commitment. Qualified faculty and staff enjoy 90% employer-paid medical, 10% retirement match, flexible work arrangements, community service time, tuition assistance, professional development funding, and access to wellness facilities with programs that promote a well-balanced lifestyle. Visit to learn more about our benefits. 


Founded in 1898, Des Moines University is a premier medical and health sciences institution comprising three colleges– College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, and College of Health Sciences – offering ten graduate degree programs.

In 2023 Des Moines University (DMU) relocated to a new 88-acre campus in West Des Moines, Iowa. This state-of-the-art campus includes technology-rich, flexible education spaces that support innovative teaching methods and connect faculty and students across all of our programs.  Our new research facilities include a vibrant and spacious open laboratory, designed to foster collaboration and innovation.

Required Documents:

Resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references required at time of online submission. Apply at

Department: Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

Status:  Exempt

Work Schedule:  Monday thru Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM CST (hybrid potential)

Des Moines University is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information and other characteristics protected by law (“protected class”). Applications from candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.



Des Moines University

We share a singular mission to develop distinctive health professionals committed to health promotion, the discovery of knowledge, and service to the community.

Founded in 1898, Des Moines University is a premier medical and health sciences institution comprising three colleges offering ten graduate degrees. The programs share a collective strength—a collaborative campus community where students and faculty come together in the pursuit of knowledge and innovation.

Des Moines University creates opportunities by building on its long legacy of providing outstanding education to the nation’s health care professionals and excellent patient care in the DMU Clinic.

Our strong reputation in medicine and health sciences fields is built on the commitment of our faculty who are passionate about training tomorrow's leaders with unmatched dedication and uncompromised intention. Our graduates enter the profession with confidence, compassion, and the determination to improve the lives of others on a daily basis.


To improve lives in our global community by educating diverse groups of highly competent and compassionate health professionals.


Des Moines University will:

  • Emerge as a national leader in healthcare education with vision and focus on training the health care leaders and workforce of the future
  • Be a cultivator of distinctive faculty and student researchers who discover and disseminate new knowledge
  • Provide high-quality patient care and educational experiences dedicated to improving health and wellness
  • Be a leader in community service and will convene key stakeholders, coalitions and partners on policy issues to support the well-being of our community


  • Accountability:  Taking responsibility for our actions and outcomes.
  • Collaboration:  Establishing cooperative relationships and innovative practices to enhance health education and care.
  • Honesty: Demonstrating the highest standard of truthful and ethical behavior.
  • Inclusiveness:  Embracing a culture of diversity that accepts and respects the unique characteristics of each individual.
  • Wellness:  Committing to the well-being of the mind, body and spirit.

Our employees are what make DMU special, so we treat them well! Staff and faculty enjoy a 10% retirement match, flexible work arrangements, professional development funding, tuition assistance and waivers, on-site Wellness Center and so much more.

Cultural competency is part of the personal and professional development that happens at DMU. Our campus environment is shaped by individuals who bring cultural differences, life experiences and distinct characteristics.

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