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Multicultural and Community Affairs Assistant Director - Health Sciences Recruitment & Retention

Creighton University Omaha, NE

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Since the year 2000, Health Sciences Multicultural and Community Affairs (HS-MACA) has embraced diversity on campus, in the community and globally. HS-MACA serves as the foundation for a variety of “pipeline” programs. These programs serve students from grade school to college to professional school by providing educational opportunities and exposure that allows diverse students to be competitive applicants for health science schools. In addition, our programs provide information to young individuals so that they will consider health professions as a career of choice in the future.  The Health Sciences Multicultural and Community Affairs mission is to promote Creighton University as a recognized leader in the training and development of a multicultural health care workforce that serves to reduce health disparities in underserved and diverse communities through research, culturally proficient education, community interaction and engagements through Ignatian values.


The Assistant Director will recruit disadvantaged students for the Health Sciences and all HS-MACA "Pipeline" programs. Coordinate the efforts of the Health Science professional schools in disadvantaged recruitment and provides activities and programs for disadvantaged students retention in the Health Sciences. Coordinate Post baccalaureate operation from advising potential students’ recruitment and retention practices, tracking through professional schools and after graduation.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Conducts and coordinates minority student recruitment and retention activities in the Health Sciences, the post baccalaureate, pre matriculation programs and all the pipeline programs in HSMACA. Provides formal and informal advising, communicates, and develops interviewing, orientation and retention activities for health professions students

  • Recruits medical students for COPC health disparity research, supervises the identification and recruitment of speakers and students to participate in Common Ground as part of COPC activity, selection and awarding of qualified students as required by COPC grant, oversees the tracking of medical students for COPC tutoring as part of the program

  • Provides supervision and assistance with HS-MACA communications personnel on brochures, social media and newsletter development, and manages administrative functions that may arise.

  • Coordinates the pre-medical and pre-dental post baccalaureate interviewees, scholarship committee, post baccalaureate alumni events, and pre-matriculation program for pre-medical, pre-dental and pre-pharmacy students. Tracks the alumni of all HSMACA programs

  • Serves as initial point of contact for anyone interested in seeking more information regarding Creighton Health Professions Schools and the Post baccalaureate program.

  • Supervises the HS-MACA Pipeline program activities and produces the HS-MACA newsletter, and all communication media (Facebook, twitter etc.)


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Excellent written/verbal communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Strong collaborative/teamwork ability to motivate and inspire staff at all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated experience with strategic thinking and planning.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement plans coordinated with multiple constituencies.
  • Results oriented.
  • Mission and Service oriented


Physical Requirements:

Seeing: 75 – 100%; Hearing: 75 - 100%; Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 0 – 24%; Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0 – 24 % (pound: 20 lbs.); Dexterity: 75 – 100%; Travel: Yes (25% - 50%);Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: No



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AAP/EEO Statement 

Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.


Disclosure Statement 

This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice. 





Date Posted January 24, 2023
Date Closes January 24, 2024
Requisition 220538
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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