MINDS Student Coordinator
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The MINDS student coordinator will provide direct oversight of the activities of the high school students in the internship (Medical Internship Navigating Diversity and Science (MINDS) Program. The goal of the program is to introduce the various fields of medicine to students of diverse backgrounds who are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. By being a part of the MINDS team, and the team within the Office of Diversity and Equity, the student coordinator will inspire students to pursue their dreams and encourage them to never give up. The coordinator will serve as a friend, advisor, and teacher to the students, and help to facilitate discussions as they arise and create workshops to address student needs. The coordinator will regularly appraise the Associate Dean, Diversity and Equity to ensure that the internship is running smoothly and is meeting its objectives at the student and administration level.
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A day in the life of a MINDS Student Coordinator at Hackensack Meridian can be described as follows:
- Manage and coordinate the MINDS program from recruitment of students, scheduling activities during the internship and graduation.
- Work closely with regional middle schools, junior high schools, high schools and colleges throughout targeted outreach to create, maintain, and grow such programs.
- Work with the Assistant Dean for Finance to ensure that students receive their summer stipend.
- Take charge of escorting students to and from the SHU South Orange campus.
- Attend other off-site activities with the students during the program as necessary.
- As requested, teach workshops and provide lectures on topics including but not limited to gender issues and implicit bias to medical students, faculty, and staff.
- Work with other school representatives at the Interprofessional Health Science campus to increase cultural awareness among students, faculty and staff.
- Provide weekly progress reports to the parents/guardians of the interns.
- Ensure that all students arrive on-time and board the bus in the afternoons from the IHS campus back to the South Orange campus.
- As necessary create and present workshops for the students. In the past these have included: business attire; effective communication; test-taking strategies; the college application process; and Medical School admissions.
- These reports should detail the students' strengths, weaknesses, personal growth throughout the weeks, and other noteworthy things such as grades, infractions, or praises. In addition, calendar items should also be included such as what occurred the past week and what they might expect for the following.
- Weekly progress reports should be written in a way for open dialogue to occur between MINDS staff and parents/guardians.
- The goal of these weekly updates is to keep parents in the know of what the program is doing and how it is helping their child.
- After parental approval, take pictures and videos of the students during the program.
- Oversee a student intern to assist in the job functions above. 16.Other duties and/or projects as assigned.
- Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of behavior.
- Bachelor's Degree is required
- Two (2) or more years of relevant work experience is required
- Experience working across diverse communities is required
- Ability to problem solve and analyze information from various perspectives is required
- Ability to automate and streamline office processes is required
- Must have demonstrated cultural awareness and progressive sensitivity
- Must have an established ability to mentor and motivate students and peers
- Must be familiar with common office software programs.
- Ability to speak Spanish is preferred
If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!
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