The Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Director of Admissions of the School of Medicine is responsible for upholding the mission of the school and in all aspects of the MD student recruitment and selection process on behalf of the School of Medicine, has programmatic responsibility for Admissions within the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs, and is a highly visible advocate and spokesperson for Mercer University School of Medicine and its mission and for medical students. Additionally, they are responsible for providing overall leadership and oversight of the programs that support students and enhance their educational experience in the School of Medicine and will work to support efforts in the pipeline program and participate in data collection and related efforts. In the capacity of Student Affairs, the Associate Dean, working with the Senior Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs shall allocate resources (funds, space, staff and faculty) to these programs, so as to ensure their quality, maintain appropriate accreditation, and be responsive to the needs of the students.
Rank will be determined based on the credentials of the selected candidate.
1. Terminal degree (M.D., D.O., Ph.D., etc.) from an accredited institution
2. At least five years of experience in medical school administration/ educational leadership positions
3. Strong organizational and managerial skills
4. Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills
5. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work with members of the academic and clinical community
6. Strong service orientation and commitment to teamwork.
The successful candidate must have the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Must be knowledgeable about all aspects of the SOM, including curriculum, campuses, criteria for student promotions, professionalism, and the multiple programs (e.g. MSPCS, MSBMS, MFT) within the School.
2. Must be able to work cooperatively with all constituencies in Mercer University SOM, including financial aid, the Registrar, and the Office of Diversity.
3. Must be knowledgeable about all aspects of the application process to medical school and residency including the MCAT, AMCAS, ERAS, VSLO, NRMP, USMLE, criminal background checks, and letters of reference.
4. Must be knowledgeable about FERPA.
5. Must be knowledgeable about the mission of the School and its critical nature in the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs.