DIRECTOR, STUDENT DEVELOPMENT (COLLEGE OF MEDICINE - PHOENIX)
COM Phoenix Academic Affairs
Department Website Link
College of Medicine-Phoenix
435 N. 5th St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 USA
The Director of Student Development (SD) provides direction and leadership for services and resources that foster, promote, and leverage policies, programs, and innovations to enable successful academic progression for all students. Collaborates across the college and broader community to help students pro-actively address challenges and mitigate risks necessary to optimize their educational experience and growth as a learner. Consults with students and residents to provide academic and learning support; and provides leadership, supervision, support, and training for Student Development staff and tutoring program.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix anchors the 28-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus in the heart of the Valley of the Sun. The College inspires and trains individuals to become exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders who are life-long learners and inquisitive scholars. We embrace professionalism, innovation and collaboration to optimize health and health care for all. The Phoenix Biomedical Campus embodies the University’s priorities of engagement, partnership, innovation, and synergy in its world-class academic and research initiatives, with clinical facilities throughout Greater Phoenix. The campus also houses the UA Colleges of Public Health, Pharmacy, and Nursing, as well as Northern Arizona University’s College of Health and Human Services, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the International Genomics Consortium.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
As a cost-saving measure related to the impact of COVID-19, Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs have been approved by the Arizona Board of Regents. All new hires subject to the programs will be notified in accordance with adopted Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs guidelines and will be required to comply with all measures. To learn more about the programs and whether this position is affected, please visit hr.arizona.edu/FY-2020-2021-Furlough-Program.
Duties & Responsibilities
Oversee the following areas- COM-P Student Development and COM-P resident learning
Supervise team of learning specialists, including COMP and Pathway Scholars Master's Program.
Manage overall tutorial and academic support services. Assist with the recruitment, training and supervision of tutors.
Manage SD budget.
Design and coordinate services, programs and resources that support student retention, academic success and individualized support throughout the medical school curriculum.
ᵒ General areas of instruction includes, but not limited to: self and time-management, learning modalities, as well as learning, study, test taking strategies.
Work with appropriate individuals to assist in the management and continual quality improvement for our student retention programs and provide a comprehensive plan for USMLE exams and NBME subject exam preparation.
Work with individual students; and COM-P residents (on occasion), to assess their approaches to learning and individual strengths and opportunities for development; develop individual academic plans with these students/residents. Create and reinforce an environment of trust, respect, help-seeking, and confidentiality where all students feel comfortable accessing services without stigma or fear of reprisal.
ᵒ Ensure that students are aware of learning tools and resources provided by COM-P.
Maintain and oversee systems for monitoring the academic progress of students. With the SD Team, provide statistical information, trends and reports to enhance programs and service delivery.
Work closely with the Associate Dean for Student Affairs (SA) to ensure student success.
External Unit and Department collaboration
Contribute to Admission’s goals by participating in interviews and application to interview process.
Partner with faculty, staff, and academic review committees to identify and mitigate potential academic issues across the student body.
Serve as the liaison between COM-P faculty and the Disability Resource Center on main campus.
Refer students to appropriate school, university, and Veteran services when applicable.
Participate and collaborate on COM-P and Student Affair sponsored activities for students, such as admission, new student orientation, Match Day, and Graduation activities.
Collaborate with Associate Dean SA and SA leadership team to establish departmental goals, outcomes, and strategic plan.
Participate Academic Affairs Curriculum Committee, Assessment and Evaluation Committee, Block, Course and Theme subcommittee and multiple task force meetings for academic achievement strategies.
Meet 1:1 with block directors and students, as needed.
Advise Student Progress Committee for student progress issues.
Conduct, present and publish research on the outcomes of SD. Write and submit grants to support student academic development services.
Maintain student records in compliance with FERPA and keep accurate documentation of consultations, meetings and other communication as appropriate.
Other duties as deemed necessary for this role.
Ph.D., Psy.D., or Ed.D. in psychology, education, counseling, or related field.
Teaching experience in the areas of basic science coursework, study skills, test taking skills, and high stakes test preparation for students from various backgrounds and educational levels.
Full Time/Part Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week
Rate of Pay
$52,024 - $75,145 Annually, Depending on Experience
salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Career Stream and Level
Type of criminal background check required:
Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Target Hire Date
Expected End Date
Contact Information for Candidates
College of Medicine-Phoenix, Office of Human Resources
Open Until Filled
Documents Needed to Apply
Special Instructions to Applicant
Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.
Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).
References: Please list 3 professional references including address, title, phone and email address.
At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.