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Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Position Number: 1443347
  • Location: Denver, CO
  • Position Type: Health

Health Career Navigator- Health Institute

Position Number: E 1122
Salary for Announcement: Commensurate with education and experience.
Employee Category: Administrators
Department: College of Prof. Studies

Position Summary:
This is a full-time position that entails working with the Healthcare Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) in the MSU Denver Health Institute. Health Career Navigators (HCN) work with a diverse student population to prepare them for jobs in the Colorado health workforce. These students are seeking a degree in one of our Health Institute departments and receive training in culturally diverse patient centered care.

The Health Institute of MSU Denver has developed two structured programs: The National Ambassadors Program (MSU Ambassadors) and an Adult/Non-Traditional Program (MSU Non-Traditional Program) for veterans and other adult students. The MSU Denver's Health Institute is housed in the College of Professional Studies. The programs will empower diverse undergraduate students who come from underrepresented economic and educational backgrounds to succeed in our pre-health/allied health programs.

Health Career Navigators report to the Director of the Health Institute. This position recruits, advises, provides resources, coordinates service, delivers programing, and coordinates with external partners for students majoring in health fields.

This is a grant funded position.

Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordinate and provide services for a diverse student population (50%)
o Help students develop a plan to enter the workforce through life design advising
o Provide resources and services to students to increase retention and graduation rates

Recruitment of students into the HCOP academies (30%)
o Work with community colleges to facilitate transfer students into MSU Denver
o Coordinate special events and activities for HCOP students and students interested in health related careers

Program development (20%)
o Contribute to curriculum development, management and delivery
o Recruitment of mentors and coordination with external partners to mentor students

Required Qualifications:
Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university
Experience working with students in an education or community-based setting, as a recruiter, advisor, case manager, mentor, or teacher

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience working with diverse populations including non-traditional students, students of color, first generation college students, transfer students, student from rural communities and/or veterans
Casework or case management with diverse populations
Experience in grant work
Bachelors degree in higher education, human services or related field
Masters degree in a related field
Experience working in a health setting
Academic advising at the college level
Mentoring high school or college level students
Experience using Banner and/or Degree Works
Developing training or workshop curriculum aimed at student success and retention
Experience working with external partners and/or health agencies
Experience recruiting mentors and matching mentees to mentors
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects/ duties and responsibilities
Excellent oral and verbal communication skills

Posting Date: 04/18/2019
Closing Date:
Closing Instructions: Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicant:
Complete applications received by May 1st, 2019 will receive full consideration. Position is open until filled.

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system,

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

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