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Student Services Coordinator I, Student Programs, School of Dentistry, 64908

University of Missouri Kansas City
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 8, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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Full Time
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Student Programs, School of Dentistry

Job Description

The Office of Student Programs within the UMKC School of Dentistry seeks a positive, collaborative, organized individual to assist in coordinating multiple initiatives related to dental and dental hygiene pipeline programs and admission recruitment and processing. The position will be responsible for coordinating three primary areas: (1) Admissions Recruitment and Processing (2) STAHR Scholars and Ambassadors Programs (3) Kuwait Dental Program. Additional information about these responsibilities is provided below.
  1. Dental Hygiene Admissions Recruitment and Processing – The School of Dentistry offers a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene. Each fall thirty new students begin the program at the junior-level. This position will coordinate the recruitment, admissions, and matriculation processes for the program.
  2. STAHR Scholars and Ambassadors Programs – The School of Dentistry collaborates with the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy to offer pipeline programs (STAHR Scholars) for high school and undergraduate students, from underrepresented populations, interested in healthcare careers. The purpose of these programs are to broaden interest in healthcare careers and prepare and strengthen participants dental school applications. These programs are funded by a grant from HRSA. This position is the primary coordinator of the dental tracks and is part of the STAHR Team coordinating all aspects of the programs.
  3. Kuwait Dental Program – UMKC, UMKC School of Dentistry and the State of Kuwait have an affiliation agreement to support up to five students per year in their undergraduate and dental education. Students complete their pre-dental undergraduate studies and then matriculate to complete their dental education. This position manages the students’ academic and personal development, serves as a liaison to university departments and partners, and directs programming to support the students.
  4. Additional Duties
    • Support the efforts of the Office of Student Programs, School of Dentistry and UMKC through involvement on current and new initiatives such as scholarships, graduation, alumni events, and other school wide initiatives.
    • Work at a high level with Microsoft Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word.
    • Demonstrate excellent communication skills, organization skills, and attention to detail
    • Serve as valuable partner and team member to the Office of Student Programs
    • Complete other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • At least 1 year of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary
Preferred Qualifications
  • Successful applicants should be organized, team players, known for their dedication to student success, strong customer service skills, and relationship building abilities. The individual must be self-directed and able to meet deadlines. Strong experience utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access is required.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience in advising, recruiting, admissions or related student services role in higher education. Candidates should possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, organization skills, and attention to detail. Experience with online learning platforms, such as Blackboard, is desirable.
Full Time/Part Time
  • Full time, 40 hours per week, benefit-eligible staff position

$16.92 to $21.00 per hour, commensurate with experience and education

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin immediately; position will remain opened until filled. Apply today!

Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of five references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (800) 488-5288.

Note, you must provide a description of job duties for each Work Experience entry on your application. Please carefully review the application instructions section of our Careers page prior to submitting your materials.


We offer full benefits that start day one, generous paid time off (including personal time, vacation time, and sick time), paid winter break, and continuing education benefits. Visit our Total Rewards page to learn more.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:
UMKC Statement on Diversity

Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish, Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American and Slavic communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.

For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity and inclusion. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.

Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Roos Advocate for Community Change

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Annual Report

Multicultural Student Affairs

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