Assistant Director, Master of Health Administration
Department of Kinesiology and Community
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
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 http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.
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
- 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
- Direct supervision of operations including student recruitment
and marketing, new student orientation, and program evaluation and
- 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
- 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
- Experience working with accredited programs and/or evaluating
- Knowledge in health administration and health care
Knowledge, SKills, and Abilities
- Understanding of higher education, curriculum development, and
developing and managing connections with healthcare
- Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication
- 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
Application Procedures and Deadline
Applications must be received by September 30,
2021. Apply for this position using the “Apply for
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To complete the application process:
Step 1) Submit the Staff Vacancy Application.
Step 2) Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability
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
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