The Gillings School of Global Public Health – the top public school of public health in the nation - offers a variety of professional Master of Public Health (MPH) programs under its One Gillings MPH umbrella. The MPH is the cornerstone of education in public health, priming well-prepared graduates for expanded roles in the 21st century. MPH degrees of the future will ground students in a rigorous, integrated, public health core and focus on specialized skill building in a defined area of expertise via concentrations. The MPH will also emphasize experiential learning that provides opportunities for applying and integrating concepts, skills, and interdisciplinary content. Demand for graduates with these abilities is anticipated to grow.
The Gillings One MPH includes quality residential and online programs offered in a variety of concentration areas relevant to today’s public health needs. These offerings are designed to meet the needs of a diverse student body and to fuel the public health workforce. Central to Gillings One MPH is the MPH Core, an interdisciplinary first-year set of core courses beginning in Fall 2018 and driven by latest recommendations from the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The MPH Core is the foundation of both residential and online MPH programs.
The Gillings School is expanding its online offerings to add MPH@UNC, delivered with support from digital educational partner 2U®. MPH@UNC is a flexible training option for those with professional or personal constraints limiting participation in a residential program in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Students learn from UNC faculty through a unique blend of highly interactive online learning in small-group “virtual” classroom setting. MPH@UNC students must meet the same selective admissions criteria as the residential programs and upon graduation, earn an identical diploma. MPH@UNC will continue in the long tradition of high-quality professional preparation that makes the Gillings School the #1 public school of public health in the nation.
The Coordinator for MPH@UNC drives successful operationalization of MPH@UNC, starting with launch of the first cohort in fall 2018. This includes consolidation of our training efforts into high demand concentrations, using an engaged process across all 7 academic departments (Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Health Behavior, Health Policy and Management, Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition) and the Public Health Leadership program. S/he ensures that front end and back end processes, systems and teams are in place on a timely basis and is responsive to needs of key stakeholders involved with the MPH@UNC —including students, faculty and our educational partner as well as the Coordinator for Residential MPH.
S/he works with the Vice Dean to translate MPH@UNC program strategies into new processes, systems and operations. S/he oversees ongoing operations and promotes continuous improvement in order to ensure that quality measures are met or exceeded. S/he works collaboratively with the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, with curriculum specialists and with faculty from across multiple departments to help ensure that MPH@UNC, as part of Gillings One MPH, meets or exceeds academic competencies and accreditation criteria.
Areas of responsibility are wide-ranging and include planning & project management, working with faculty and other stakeholders, effective communication, process and systems development and integration, budgeting and forecasting, data analysis, management of authorization processes, and supervision of staff supporting key processes such as admissions.
Master’s degree required. MPH Master’s degree a plus.
At the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, diversity, inclusiveness and civility are core values as well as characteristics of the School. We strongly encourage applications from diverse individuals, including but not limited to diversity in such characteristics as race/ethnicity, color, national origin, age, gender, socioeconomic background, religion, creed, veteran’s status, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, sex, and sexual orientation. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Successful track record of managing complex projects, preferably in a higher education setting.
Supervisory experience, preferably in a teaching environment.
Preferred qualifications and experience include:
Understanding of processes and functions required to support degree-granting programs in higher education, including registration, admissions, student services, academic advising, cashier’s office and others.
Experience working with higher education information systems and systems integration, such as student information systems, course management systems, and web application systems.
Understanding of academic accreditation processes such as Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) and others.
Experience with online programs, especially those not managed on a traditional academic calendar.
Experience managing budgets.
Ability work collaboratively across different organizations and stakeholder groups.
Able to work independently in a fast-paced environment and be able to handle multiple tasks.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Effective public speaking ability.
Ability to interact cooperatively and sensitively with individuals from other cultures, ethnic groups, lifestyles, and background.
About The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The University of North Carolina’s vibrant people and programs attest to the University’s long-standing place among leaders in higher education since it was chartered in 1789 and opened its doors for students in 1795 as the nation’s first public university. Situated in the beautiful college town of Chapel Hill, N.C., UNC has earned a reputation as one of the best universities in the world. Carolin...a prides itself on a strong, diverse student body, academic opportunities not found anywhere else, and a value unmatched by any public university in the nation.
Now in its third century, the University offers 78 bachelor’s, 112 master’s, 68 doctorate and seven professional degree programs through 14 schools and the College of Arts and Sciences. More than 29,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students learn from a faculty of 3,600. Every day, faculty, staff and students shape their teaching, research and public service to meet North Carolina’s most pressing needs in all 100 counties. Carolina’s 292,500 alumni live in all 50 states and more than 150 countries.
Consistently recognized as one of the top public health schools in the nation, the Gillings School of Global Public Health has been home to the top public health leaders and students for over 75 years.
Our mission is to improve public health, promote individual well-being and eliminate health inequities across North Carolina and around the world. Dedicated to our mission, the School is constantly moving forward to anticipate future health threats and accelerate public health solutions. Our commitment to excellence is part of everything we do: teaching, research, scholarship, practice and bridging the gap between academic research and practical public health solutions.