Health Career Navigator - Health Institute

Metropolitan State University of Denver


Posting Number A01375 Position Title Health Career Navigator - Health Institute Position Number TE 2018 Salary for Announcement

The hiring salary for this grant-funded position has been established at $50,000.

Pay Grade Employee Category Administrators Department College of Prof. Studies EClass Code Admin < FT with benefits Position Summary

The Health Career Navigator is a full-time, one-year, HRSA grant-funded position. This position entails working with the Healthcare Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) in the MSU Denver Health Institute. Health Career Navigators (HCN) work with a diverse student population to prepare them for jobs in the Colorado health workforce. These students are seeking a degree in one of our Health Institute departments and receive training in culturally diverse patient-centered care.

The Health Institute of MSU Denver has developed two structured programs: The National Ambassadors Program (MSU Ambassadors) and an Adult/Non-Traditional Program (MSU Non-Traditional Program) for veterans and other adult students. MSU Denver’s Health Institute is housed in the College of Professional Studies. The programs will empower diverse undergraduate students who come from underrepresented economic and educational backgrounds to succeed in our pre-health/allied health programs.

The Health Career Navigator reports to the Director of the Health Institute. This position recruits, advises, provides resources, coordinates service, delivers programming, and coordinates with external partners for students majoring in health fields.

The University is particularly interested in applicants who are currently pursuing a Master’s Degree and who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.


Student Support Services (50%)

  • Help students develop a plan to enter the workforce through life design advising
  • Coordinate, implement, and provide services to ensure success of students enrolled in HCOP programs
  • Provide case management and develop individualized plans to meet the educational goals of students enrolled in HCOP programs of study
  • Prepare and disseminate information on career opportunities to incoming and current HCOP students
  • Serve as a direct liaison between external partners/organizations and HCOP students
  • Assess students’ interests and abilities and match them with external opportunities, agencies, and mentors
  • Provide resources to students to increase retention and graduation rates

Recruitment (30%)

  • Conduct appropriate outreach to recruit students into the HCOP programs
  • Develop relationships and work collaboratively with community colleges to facilitate seamless transfer of students into MSU Denver
  • Coordinate special events and activities for HCOP students and students interested in health related careers

Program Development (20%)

  • Contribute to curriculum development, management, and delivery
  • Partner with external health agencies, organizations, and businesses to create referral system and pipeline for HCOP students
  • Recruit mentors and coordinate with external partners to mentor students

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Demonstrated experience working with students in an academic or community-based setting as a recruiter, advisor, case manager, educational counselor, career coach, mentor, or teacher

Preferred Qualifications

  • Currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in a related field
  • Bilingual
  • Experience working with diverse populations including non-traditional students, students of color, first generation college students, transfer students, student from rural communities, and/or veterans
  • Casework or case management with diverse populations
  • Experience in grant work
  • Bachelor’s Degree in higher education, human services, or related field
  • Experience working in a health setting
  • Academic advising at the college level
  • Mentoring high school or college level students
  • Experience using Banner and/or Degree Works
  • Developing training or workshop curriculum aimed at student success and retention
  • Experience working with external partners and/or health agencies
  • Experience recruiting mentors and matching mentees to mentors
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects/duties and responsibilities
  • Excellent oral and verbal communication skills

Posting date 05/14/2020 Closing date Closing Instructions Open Until Filled To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) 05/28/2020 Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system,

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

Talent Team Representative Tanya Rogowsky Talent Team Representative E-mail Benefits

MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:

Employee Benefits Offerings

Diversity Statement

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.

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