Job Positions

Health Professions Program Coordinator/336504

Categories: North Central Region 6


Student Success, Engagement and Equity


University of Minnesota Rochester

Date Posted:

Jun 10 2020 10:00PM

Close Date:

August 10 2020

Position Description

The Health Professions Program Coordinator works with students in the Bachelor of Science in Health Professions (BSHP) program, an educational collaboration with Mayo Clinic School of Health Science providing certification in one of four tracks: Echocardiography, Radiography, Respiratory Care, and Sonography. The Health Professions Program Coordinator works closely with the BSHP Admissions Representative to fulfill responsibilities in five major areas: providing overall transfer advising from prospect to matriculation; collaborating with faculty, staff, and system colleagues to facilitate course equivalency determinations; serving as the academic adviser for enrolled BSHP students; developing and maintaining transfer advising materials for prospective students, and developing and delivering programs to prepare prospective students for the application process. The Health Professions Program Coordinator also serves as a member of our Student Success Coaching team and must be available for student advising sessions that may occur before 8:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m. given the schedules of BSHP students, making occasional evening work necessary to fulfill the job responsibilities. Visits to regional college campuses, to meet with advisors and occasionally assist recruiters with fairs and events, will also be expected. The Health Professions Program Coordinator will report to the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Success, Engagement and Equity. This is a full-time 12-month position. Please go to for a full position description.


40% BSHP and transfer student advocacy and advising team participation, 20% Prospective BSHP transfer student advising, 20% Academic advising for BSHP and Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) students, 20% Student development course instruction

Application Process

Active review of applications will begin June 30, 2020. Applications must be submitted online at Search postings for Job Requisition #336504 for application instructions and links. Applicants must attach to the online application (1) a cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) diversity statement. To add required/additional documents click on My Job Applications, then My Cover Letters and Attachments. For more information, contact The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Institution Information

Our Vision is to transform higher education through innovations that empower graduates to solve the grand health challenges of the 21st-century. In this vibrant context, students are at the center of all we do – including faculty research focused on the efficacy of educational innovation. By offering a distinctive health sciences education, UMR prepares students for a broad spectrum of career pathways including patient care; resilience, wellbeing and mental health; health care research and discovery; global health and public policy; emerging health technologies; and the business and leadership of healthcare. In its tenth year of serving students, the campus community is growing and currently serves more than 750 undergraduate and graduate students in the heart of downtown Rochester. UMR has among the most diverse STEM populations in the University of Minnesota system with over 36% of students of color and close to 50% first-generation for the Fall 2019 class. Through creative partnerships, this campus aims to grow in size and influence in its second decade. At UMR, relationships and research drive student success. For additional information, see recent features of this campus in The Washington Post, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and The Hechinger Report.

Additional Information

Our benefits include: University paid contribution (10% of your salary) to your retirement account – vested immediately 22 paid vacation days per year, in addition to sick leave and 11 paid holidays Reduced tuition opportunities covering 75% - 100% of eligible tuition Excellent and affordable health care benefits Wellness program with opportunity to earn lower health care rates Free disability insurance

Contact Information

UMR Office of Human Resources 507-258-8006


Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in relevant professional field Three years of experience advising college students Commitment to equal opportunity and diversity issues, including the ability to work with a diverse student, staff, and faculty population Excellent professional workplace skills including the ability to innovate and learn; oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; the ability to be self-motivated, work in a collaborative team environment, and respond well to supervision; time management and organizational skills; computer skills including word processing, email, and database manipulation; the ability to work with complex systems in a fast-paced setting; and the ability to multi-task and pay attention to details Experience tracking and interpreting data relevant to their work and using that information for process improvement

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in student personnel, counseling psychology, counseling or related area Relevant higher education advising experience with health science students and transfer students Knowledge of careers in health sciences Experience in recruiting students for health-related programs Experience using web-based databases, PeopleSoft, and DARS A commitment to knowledge creation and research in higher education