Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
The Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) was established in 1969, and has been continuously funded by the NIH since 1970.� Our primary purpose is to identify, train, and mentor a diverse group of women and men who will become the next generation of leaders in biomedical research, patient care, and medical education.� More than 75% of our nearly 700+ alumni are active in academic institutions, government labs, pharmaceutical companies and biotech startups.� The program is directed by a committee of senior faculty from a variety of scientific disciplines, including a program director and two associate program directors.� The $15 million annual budget is administered by an executive director and 4 staff members.� This experienced administrative group (with a cumulative total of > 70 years working with the MSTP) provides comprehensive support for MSTP prospects, applicants, students, and alumni.� The staff works with the School of Medicine, the McKelvey School of Engineering, the Graduate School, and the Division of Biology and Biological Sciences to oversee ~200 trainees, utilizing best-in-industry practices to foster individual growth, professional development, and academic and research success.
Provide administrative support to the Medical Scientist Program in the development and execution of strategies in the area of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, and engagement with students, alumni, and other stakeholders.
PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist MSTP Directors with the development and implementation of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, including programs aimed at creating community, enhancing appreciation for culture & cultural differences, and developing professional skills.
Work with the MSTP Directors to create a strategy for recruiting, selecting, and sustaining a diverse student population.
Monitor DEI programs and initiatives, and make recommendations, to ensure they are evolving and meeting defined objectives.
Co-advise and support student organizations.
Create content for and maintain the MSTP website and social media presence (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram).
Assist in the management of MSTP-targeted research programs.
Maintain student and alumni database.� Assist in the development of opportunities to engage alumni with program activities, student networking and recruiting events.
Travel (~3 trips per year) to represent the MSTP at recruitment fairs or conferences.
Daily contact with students, faculty and WUSOM & DBBS staff.� Frequent contact with other WUStL staff.
Frequent contact with applicants, prospective applicants, external stakeholders (e.g. alumni), and pre-health advisors.
Participation in undergraduate research conferences (e.g., ABRCMS, SACNAS).
Must manage multiple tasks using good judgement in decisions and assessment of priorities.� Oversight of student program budgets exceeding $75,000.
Perform other duties and special projects as needed.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.� They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.� Management reserves the right to revise or amend duties at any time.
Experience with Microsoft Office, Qualtrics, databases, and social media software.
Competencies in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in all its forms.
Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Ability to identify and resolve problems diplomatically and professionally, using good judgement and available resources.
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion and within the requirements of federal laws and regulations (e.g., HIPAA, FERPA, Title IX).
Understanding of assessments/evaluation, data collection, and data analysis.
Experience in an academic environment with involvement in student development and advising or community outreach for your adults.
Must be a self-starter, reliable, able to work independently, manage multiple priorities concurrently, exercise judgment and discretion, possesses excellent analytical, problem solving and communication skills.
Professional demeanor, welcoming disposition, service-oriented attitude, and attention to detail are essential.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
The hiring range for this position is $41,301 - $52,631 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade G09.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Please include a cover letter and resume with your application.
WORKING CONDITIONS / EQUIPMENT
The work will be mainly performed in an office suite in the Bernard Becker Library located on the School of Medicine campus. Independent group of #5 within a larger office/suite of #30 individuals. Consistently busy throughout the year with peak work periods that require occasional extended days, infrequent weekend work, and overnight travel.
College degree with at least two years of related experience.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Biology & Biomedical Sciences. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.