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Assistant Director, Global Public Health Program

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Type: Full-time
Campus: North Haven - North Haven, CT
Categories: Staff


Quinnipiac University's Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine invites applications for an Assistant Director, Global Public Health Program. The Assistant Director will contribute to the development and evaluation of Global Public Health (GPH) programs and activities at Quinnipiac University. The position encompasses the key skills of strategic thinking, leadership, organization, communication, creativity and flexibility.

The position sits within the Institute for Global Public Health (IGPH) in the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine (Netter SOM) and reports to the Director of the IGPH. The successful applicant will work closely with administrative units in the Netter SOM, the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), the Department of Cultural and Global Engagement, medical and undergraduate students, and faculty.

About the Global Health Program: 

The GPH Program at Quinnipiac University currently comprises an undergraduate minor in GPH that is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Political Science in the CAS, and a concentration of global, public and community health (GPCH) within the Scholarly Reflection and Capstone Course of the Netter SOM.

The broad goal of GPH at Quinnipiac is to provide an interdisciplinary focus of study that enables students to understand and to promote individual and population health throughout local communities and the world. With strong student and faculty interest in GPH this is a growth area for Quinnipiac University. This position aligns with the University’s strategic goals of preparing students for 21st century careers, helping them become part of an enlightened global citizenry, and positivity impacting local and global communities.

About the School:  The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University is a diverse community of active learners, faculty and partnering clinicians. Named after the famed medical illustrator, Frank H. Netter, MD, the medical school honors his legacy with a clear vision of wellness and a dedication to practicing medicine with precision and a sense of humanity. The core values of diversity and inclusion are central to realizing this vision and achieving excellence in medical education, scholarship, and the delivery of clinical care. The school fosters a collaborative teaching and learning community free of discrimination, where diversity in its broadest sense is celebrated and inclusivity is a responsibility shared by all members. The school’s MD program is intentionally designed to combine essential clinical skill building with the development of patient-centered skills, guided by faculty, advisers and community physicians. Faculty members and administrators are renowned educators, scholars and experts in their respective medical specialties, and the medical school maintains a strong network of clinical partners and affiliates in New England. It is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and is a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges. In March 2021, the fifth graduating class matched to prestigious residency programs located in 18 states plus the District of Columbia.
About Quinnipiac: Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report's America's "Best Colleges" issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review's "The Best 380 Colleges." Quinnipiac has been named a "Great College to Work For" as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. For more information, please visit An education at Quinnipiac embodies the University's commitment to preparing graduates for 21st century careers and citizenship, creating an inclusive, excellence-driven community, nurturing and positively impacting internal, local and global communities and fostering lifelong connections and success. The University believes in educating a diverse student body to become valued and contributing members of their communities through vital and purposeful educational programs. Students engage with real-world issues through practice and considering different perspectives. The University's innovative curriculum further prepares undergraduate and graduate students to understand their roles and responsibilities as members of the Quinnipiac community as well as the larger national and global communities.
  • Develop and implement GPH program timelines and objectives, including contributing to GPH program monitoring and evaluation
  • Identify, evaluate, and catalog community, national, and international sites that will provide high quality longitudinal academic student (medical and undergraduate) experiences in community-based learning
  • Facilitate student community and international rotations by meeting with students and rotation/site hosts 
  • Coordinate travel arrangements for international electives/experiences
  • Lead annual recruitment efforts and manage the application process for students interested in the undergraduate GPH minor. Track their progress throughout the minor
  • Plan and develop materials for GPH student programming and events, including information sessions, trip orientation and reflection meetings.
  • Maintain databases of students in the GPH minor and the SRCC GPCH concentration
  • Occasional travel to local, domestic, and international sites to engage with colleagues
  • Plan and publicize external global public health speakers and events
  • Participate in teaching undergraduate and medical students as appropriate, as well as for Master of Public Health students if this program moves forward
  • Oversee the Medical Spanish elective for 4th year medical students
  • Serve as the Quinnipiac coordinator for the University of Oxford, England, neurosciences elective
  • Participate and advise medical student interest groups (e.g. Global Health interest group) as appropriate
  • Mentor undergraduate and medical students in capstone projects, as requested by students
  • Supervise program administrative assistant
  • Additional duties as may be required for the smooth functioning of the GPH programs
Education Requirements:
  • Master's degree or higher in global or public health, education, student services, or related field
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and proven ability to work effectively with diverse populations and/or community and international partners
  • Strong service orientation and commitment to teamwork
  • Strong organization and managerial skills
  • Ability to work independently and with appropriate guidance
  • Ability to meet timelines
  • Experience working in university, community or international settings
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and a commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Experience in social media development preferred
  • Experience in grant writing preferred
  • Foreign language competency preferred
Special Instructions to Applicants:


Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter addressing interest in this position; global health, educational, administrative, and other experiences relevant to success in this position; and contact information for three references on the application form.

For specific questions about this position, please contact Dr. David Hill at

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes tuition remission and a culture that is inclusive and driven by excellence.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Please note that the university has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For more information, please visit

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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