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FACULTY - Associate Director, Admissions & Recruitment
The University of California San Diego School of Medicine Physician Assistant Education program invites applications for a 12-month, full-time position to serve as founding Director of Admissions and Recruitment (DAR). In this role, the DAR is responsible for the coordination and supervision of the program’s competitive admissions process and marketing/recruitment strategy. 
The duties and responsibilities of the DAR are as follow:
  • Manage recruitment and admission of students by overseeing the design, printing, and distribution of print and internet materials related to admissions and application materials
  • Organize and lead recruitment events and functions
  • Manage and respond to requests for information
  • prepare reports regarding the admission process as requested
  • Serve as the primary academic advisor for program applicants 
  • Manage the receipt and review of all application materials and coordinate the activities of the program’s selection committee. 
  • Monitor and maintain the program’s web footprint 
  • Organize and lead annual admissions process and recruitment strategy evaluation and continuous improvement
Didactic teaching responsibilities include teaching, evaluating, and advising didactic and clinical year physician assistant students. This position includes a clinical release day to provide clinical care in the UCSD Medical Center system. Additional duties include but are not limited to the following: 
  • Attend meetings, committees, events, and activities of the Program, department, and University as assigned
  • Participate in scholarly activity, professional activity, and research as mutually agreed with the program director 
  • Other duties and activities as assigned by the program director 
Position: FACULTY - Associate Director, Admissions & Recruitment
Organization: University of California San Diego
Location: La Jolla,  CA 
United States
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 6/2/2022
Requirements Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in physician assistant studies from an ARC-PA accredited program
  • Current certification through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants 
  • California physician assistant license (or be eligible to obtain a California PA license at the time of hire) 
  • One (1) year of experience in higher ed academia
  • Three (3) years of clinical experience
Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in education, teaching, or learning sciences
  • Knowledge and experience with Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant current standards
  • Managerial and leadership experience
  • Administrative experience with CASPA
  • One (1) year or more experience with competitive admissions processes and practices
  • One (1) year or more experience with marketing or recruitment initiatives
  • Three (3) years or more experience in physician assistant education
  • Five (5) years or more clinical experience
Special Conditions
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
Status: This listing expires on: 7/2/2022
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University of California San Diego
UC San Diego PA Program
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0616
La Jolla,  CA 92093-0616
United States
Elias Villarreal