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Assistant Director, Master of Health Administration Graduate Program

University of Illnois
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 16, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Institutional Research & Planning
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Commensurate with Experience
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Full Time
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Assistant Director, Master of Health Administration 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 (KCH) seeks a full-time (12-month) Assistant Director, Master of Health Administration Program.  This position will serve as a key role in the development and delivery of an accredited professional master’s program, with responsibility for student advising, internship facilitation and professional support tasks for the program.


The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit


Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the Director in all duties related to the MSHA program including day-to-day operations, strategic objectives, program expansion to create new degree options, goals and long-range planning and implementation.
  • Development of MSHA curriculum and course logistics, with oversight from the Director.
  • Teach courses within the MSHA, 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.  Analyze course processes to improve quality and efficiency as the program expands.
  • Provide leadership on special projects, including overseeing MSHA website design, periodic website maintenance, and creation of MSHA e-newsletter.  Develop strategies to recruit students to newly developed degree programs.
  • Serve as a member of the MSHA Admissions Committee and MSHA 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 MSHA program, adjunct faculty, and faculty from other schools who teach MSHA students on issues tied to accreditation, evaluation, and student performance.
  • Coordinate the MSHA internship (APE) and capstone experience (ILE), 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 oversee the processing and implementation of legal agreements for experiences 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 including data collection on program outcomes, collection of course materials, educating new instructors on accreditation requirement to assure compliance, and mapping competencies to courses.
  • 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. Development and maintenance of e-mail templates to assure consistent communication with students.  Management and maintenance of a Centralized Application System to streamline student applications.
  • Provide one-on-one student advising (with Director and dedicated teaching faculty) career counseling, and monitoring student progress toward degree.  Provide support to international students and individuals interested in pursuing careers outside of the United States.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.




  • Bachelor’s degree in health, administration, business, social or behavioral sciences, or other related field.
  • Three years of work experience in higher education program development and/or program administration.  A Master's degree in an area consistent with the duties of the position may be substituted for one year of work experience.



  • Master’s degree in health, administration, business, social or behavioral sciences, or other related field.
  • Experience working with and/or building relationships with healthcare organizations, including hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, and consulting groups.
  • Experience teaching in higher education or teaching adult learners.
  • Experience working with accredited programs and/or evaluating programs.
  • Knowledge in health administration and health care preferred.


Knowledge, SKills, and Abilities

  • Understanding of higher education, curriculum development, and developing and managing connections with healthcare organizations.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills. 



Salary and Appointment Information

This is a full-time Civil Service Program Coordinator position appointed on a twelve 12 month service basis.  The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date.  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Application Procedures and Deadline Information

Applications must be received by September 30, 2021. Apply for this position using the “Apply for Position” button below. If you have not applied before, you must create your candidate profile at If you already have a profile, you will be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. To complete the application process:

Step 1) Submit the Staff Vacancy Application.

Step 2) Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms.

Step 3) Upload your cover letter, resume (months and years of employment must be included), and academic credentials including the required Bachelor's degree (unofficial transcripts or diploma may be acceptable) and names/contact information for three references.

In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position using the “Apply for Position” button below. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact AHS HR at  For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.


The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon accepting a contingent offer.  Convictions are not a bar to employment.  Other pre-employment assessments may be required, depending on the classification of Civil Service employment.



As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.


The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.


The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.

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