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Director, Community Placements

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Phoenix, AZ, USA
Posted on Saturday, September 9, 2023

Director, Community Placements


Campus: Downtown Phoenix

Dir Academic Services

Job Description

The College of Health Solutions seeks a process-oriented and community-embedded Director of Community Placements to join the Student Success Hub. Reporting to the Executive Director of Student Success, the individual in this position oversees internships, experiential learning, and other community placement-related functions for the college. This position collaborates with a variety of college, university, and community partners to develop and administer experiential initiatives leading to increased retention, persistence, enrollment, and graduation outcomes for students in the College of Health Solutions.

The College of Health Solutions is committed to creating a positive culture of inclusion, wellness, and employee engagement. We exemplify this through our Staff Success Hub, whose Council membership is open to all CHS staff. The Council gives staff a voice in decision-making at the college level and reflects the college leadership’s commitment to attracting, developing, and retaining the best, most diverse talent in a safe and inclusive environment.

Job Family

Advising & Admissions

Department Name

CHS Student Success Hub



VP Code


Scope of Search


Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$65,000 - $80,000 per year; DOE

Close Date

25-September- 2023



Essential Duties

  • Plans, directs and reviews community placement activities and operations for the College of Health Solutions.
  • Hires, trains, evaluates, and directly supervises three coordinator seniors who work with internships, experiential learning, and clinical onboarding/academic affiliation agreements. Indirectly oversees three additional full-time staff coordinators and one student worker.
  • Determines and takes appropriate corrective action and discipline including termination. Confers with university officials, directors, administrators and/or staff to make determinations for budget development, strategic planning, requests, and management analysis and accountability reports.
  • Conducts and assists with the development of long- and short-range goals for community partnerships and experiential learning.
  • Develops activities, services, and initiatives based on college and program learning objectives and enrollment goals.
  • Develops, maintains and implements college policies and procedures for student success with internships and experiential learning.
  • Liaises with health-related community partners to solicit new internship sites and expand student opportunities with industry and community organizations.
  • Uses knowledge of and experience in clinical education and health care agencies to guide and influence decision-making, effective reasoning, and judgement used in the selection, securing, and evaluation of internship sites and academic affiliation agreements.
  • Represents the community placements team and College of Health Solutions while serving on various committees and liaising with the Office of Clinical Partnerships, Career Services, Risk Management, General Counsel, and other university units.
  • Serves as representative of the University at state, regional and national organizations, boards, councils, and committees as assigned.
  • Supports the ongoing design, technological improvements, and evaluation of the community placements database and academic contract systems.
  • Collects and analyzes data and creates reports that inform future practices, strategies, and initiatives to improve student engagement, persistence, graduation, and placement rates.
  • Resolves problems and issues affecting the college and directs measures to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the community placements team.
  • Benchmarks best practices for clinical and health-related education placements, reviews the latest research on student experiential learning, and assesses current strategies to revise practices and incorporate emerging techniques and technologies.
  • Manages the design, development and coordination of projects related to community placements, experiential learning, and student success.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in a related field AND six (6) years experience in one or more of the following: advising, recruitment/retention, other related student services in a college/university environment, which includes four (4) years of supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices related to health-related internships, clinical placements, and experiential learning.
  • Experience working with health care agencies, clinical education, or community health partners.
  • Experience planning, scheduling, and supervising the day-to-day operations and logistics for multiple team members.
  • Experience working with senior administrators and academic leadership to develop goals, establish priorities, create strategic plans, and resolve conflict.
  • Experience using Salesforce, Peoplesoft, and technology solutions for student success.
  • Evidence of effective communication and attention to detail.
  • Experience in managing multiple largescale, complex projects in a fast-paced environment.

Working Environment

  • Use basic math.
  • Deliver presentations.
  • Supervise staff.
  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting.
  • Required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work.
  • Ability to clearly communicate.
  • Use office equipment, i.e. printers, copiers, fax machines, telephones, calculator.
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, may include/subject to resolution of conflicts.
  • Use of software/computer equipment for extended periods of time.
  • Use critical thinking to make decisions and/or analyze and report data/results of tests conducted.
  • Use an ASU or personal vehicle to travel to different campuses.
  • Ability to lift and transport up to 25 pounds.

ASU is a diverse enterprise with a wide variety of work and learning modes, locations and a commitment to sustainability, innovation and employee work-life balance. We are determined to maintain our position as an employer of choice in a competitive labor market.

Flexible work options:
This position is eligible for Hybrid work. This is an arrangement where employees spend a minimum of 60% of their regular workweek at their primary ASU work location.

Department Statement

The College of Health Solutions (CHS) is dedicated to translating scientific advances into practical interventions to improve health outcomes through education, research and service. We equip students with the knowledge and skills to influence healthier lifestyle choices; develop creative interventions to improve the health of people and populations; analyze and translate large amounts of health data into solutions; and maximize the technology, science, business and application of diagnostics. CHS research programs encompass basic, discovery science, clinical trials, intervention science and measurement of health outcomes. CHS takes an interdisciplinary approach to address the complex systems that underpin health problems. The college is highly collaborative, transparent and team-oriented with an organizational structure that includes translational teams, affinity networks and academic programs to improve the health of people and communities.

The current training programs include behavioral health, biomedical diagnostics, biomedical informatics, exercise science, health promotion, health sciences, kinesiology, medical studies, nutrition, population health, science of health care delivery, and speech and hearing science. Our programs are offered at ASU’s Downtown Phoenix, Tempe, Polytechnic, West and Lake Havasu campuses, as well as on Mayo Clinic’s campus in north Phoenix.

For more information about ASU and the College of Health Solutions, visit https://www.asu.edu/about/ and https://chs.asu.edu/

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

Relocation Assistance – For information about schools, housing child resources, neighborhoods, hospitals, community events, and taxes, visit https://cfo.asu.edu/az-resources.

Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.