Oregon Health & Science University Manager for Recruitment and Retention in Portland, Oregon

Work Unit Description

Diversity is central to OHSU's core values. "Be a great organization, diverse in people and ideas" is the first goal in our Vision 2020 Strategic Plan, it sets the tone for how we operate today and where we're headed. Over our 125-year history, we have grown into a world-class teaching hospital and teaching center that educates, employees and cares for people from many cultures, beliefs systems, and experiences.

The Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CDI) leads and supports the university-wide initiatives to create an environment of respect and inclusion for all people. CDI is dedicated to fostering partnerships to enhance OHSU's mission of healing, teaching, research and community services. With a range of resources and services, CDI supports and empowers students, faculty and staff from all walks of life, including historically underrepresented populations.

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Functions/Duties of Position

This position reports to the Vice President, Equity & Inclusion. The Diversity Manager for Student Recruitment and Retention serves as the institution-wide resource to support the recruitment and retention of diverse students for the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Public Health. The position is responsible for the development and implementation of (prospective and matriculated) student recruitment and retention by supporting strategic initiatives, programs and policies with the purpose of increasing the diversity of diverse student representation. The incumbent will develop working relationships with OHSU and external academic leaders, admission committees, administrative management, recruiters, faculty, and others to provide consultation to establish best practices and programs to achieve an increase of diversity enrollment and matriculation among OHSU student populations. The incumbent is responsible for creating effective enrollment management strategies for K-16, launching recruitment campaigns, implementing and managing current enrichment programs, development of new programs, develop and maintain tracking mechanisms and design of measurement to report student outcomes. The Student Diversity Manager of Recruitment and Retention is responsible for tracking applicants from initial contact through the interview, and matriculation process. The incumbent will work with the communication specialist to create and support social media outlets to implement effective strategies to recruit diverse students at meetings conferences and other forums representing OHSU. Additionally, the incumbent will develop, implement and/or identify retention support services in collaboration with schools.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • Five years of student recruitment experience

  • Experience that demonstrates the ability to successfully work in partnership in an academic or healthcare environment

  • Previous experience working with student and program development

  • Previous experience working with a variety of diverse communities or populations (disability, minority, and disadvantaged)

  • Working knowledge of recruitment principles and laws and regulations related to student recruitment

  • Proven creative ability in sourcing candidates and marketing using a variety of mediums

  • Proven ability to undertake multiple priorities concurrently, ability to self-prioritize, and to consistently meet due dates and time lines

  • Demonstrated excellence in influencing skills, partnering and relationship building skills a must

  • High emotional intelligence and ability to facilitate groups and group process

  • Strong stand-up presentation/training skills required

  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills to effectively interact with faculty and faculty candidates through the recruitment process

  • Professionalism and customer service disposition are essential

  • Ability to work in a collaborative, team-centered work environment and provide expert support to internal groups in a timely manner

  • Working knowledge of personal software packages to prepare correspondence, as well as create and generate spreadsheets and reports, as described above

  • High level of integrity

  • Change leader

  • Tolerance for ambiguity

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters and/or Doctoral highly preferred
  • Prior work experience diverse students in academic center or university
Additional Details

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

Job Title: Manager for Recruitment and Retention

Department: Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Location: RJH 4365

Drug Testable: No

Job: IRC74896

FTE: 1.0, Full Time

Schedule: 40hrs per week, may require some weekend and evening assignments

Salary Range: $73,055 - $80,577

Location: Portland, OR (Marquam Hill)

Job Type: Unclassified