The College of Pharmacy Office of Academic Affairs invites applicants for our open position – Pharmacy Program Coordinator for Student Success and Wellness.
This position is responsible for providing individual and group career coaching, academic advising and student success initiatives for the College of Pharmacy professional and graduate students. They will meet with applicants to develop personal development plans for student success and educate multiple audiences regarding the professional program, dual degree options, and pharmacy profession and role of the pharmacist.
Additional responsibilities include researching best practices and implementing, and evaluating programs as well as developing and facilitating Student Success and Wellness programing for the College of Pharmacy from matriculation to graduation for the PharmD professional and Ph.D. students. This position will also analyze reports for trends in student success and wellness and develop strategies to reverse downward trends in outcome measures.
The position will also serve as a liaison between campus-wide units such as the Registrar's Office, Career Center, Counseling and Testing Center, Center for Support and Intervention, Financial Wellness, Disability Resource Center, Study Abroad and other student support service units.
Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.
Ability to manage multiple projects, to perform effectively with a fluctuating workload, and to generate a number of different problem-solving approaches; Self-directed, working independently and following through on assignments with minimal direction while setting priorities that accurately reflect relative importance of job assignments; Strong organizational skills, Strong writing and editing skills are essential; Prior experience advising students in higher education particularly pre-professional; Public relations skills; Experience managing collaborative partnerships; Superior communication, presentation, planning, and prioritization skills; Candidate must take the initiative in organizing and managing new programs and planning new events; Commitment to helping students identify and achieve their goals; Flexibility in a changing, fast-paced environment; Strong working knowledge of social media and technologies; Strong customer-service; Team management; Knowledge of trends in medical/health professional schools admissions
Some weekend and evening work, as well as travel, is required for recruitment activities.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Bachelor's degree plus three or more years of experience with advising and recruiting for a professional healthcare college preferred. Driver's License preferred.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.