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Job Title: Applied Practice Experience Coordinator - Department of Public Health
Job Number: 220000018H
Organization: The University of Tennessee
Posted: 6/7/2022
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Knoxville,  TN    USA
Compensation: $35,000 - $63,000
Position Description: The Department of Public Health (DPH) in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences invites applications for a full-time Applied Practice Experience Coordinator (APEx Coordinator).

Reporting to the Program Director, department head, the APEx Coordinator assists the Program Director and the Department Head in overseeing and administering the internship placements of all Master of Public Health (MPH) students in community organizations as a required by the University of Tennessee MPH degree, enabling enhancement of skills and development of new skills in a professional work setting.

This position will be responsible for coordinating APEx opportunities for both campus-based and distance education MPH students.

Additionally, this position will collaborate with DPH program directors to support student recruitment, manage DPH alumni and employer relations, and other duties as assigned by program directors and department head. Additional information regarding the department can be found at:

Qualifications: Minimum Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in Health, or a related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Working knowledge of organizations comprising the local public health system in addition to regional, state and national public-health related organizations Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain partnerships with community partners Knowledge of internship and career development best practices; public health systems and services; accreditation requirements for university (SACSCOC, CEPH) and health department (PHAB); higher education and local health department structure and processes Strategic and systems thinking skills; Continuous Quality Improvement (Plan, Do, Check, Act cycle); collect and use data to guide program planning and decision making; Conduct training sessions with students (field practice orientation, developing measurable objectives, using competency-based learning techniques, guidance for job interviews); Microsoft Office proficiency Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written); organize tasks and projects; build and maintain relationships with students, faculty, alumni and employers Communication and interpersonal skills sufficient for effective interactions with a broad range of individuals, including faculty. Effective organizational, prioritization, and problem-solving skills. Effective time management, stress management, and conflict management skills. Proficiency with common office and database software. Ability to multi-task. Ability to lead a team.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in Public Health. Knowledge of university policies and procedures for both staff and students. Experience working in a community setting or with community partners. Knowledge of multiple computer software packages, including MS Office and Canvas. Previous experience coordinating student internships At least one year working in higher education At least one year working in a public health setting At least two years of program planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating or comparable academic training

Organization Description: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville(UTK) is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. As a land-grant university, UTK is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement with society. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The university welcomes and honors people of all races, genders, creeds, cultures, and sexual orientations, and values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. The university intends that its graduates will promote the values and institutions of representative democracy and be prepared to lead lives of personal integrity and civic responsibility. Visit for detailed information.

The Department of Public Health is one of eight departments within the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences. Our MPH has over 50 years of CEPH accreditation. Ours is a growing department, providing public health training and education at the MPH and PhD levels, with an expanding undergraduate presence. We have a history of strong and positive relationships with local public health organizations, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the workforce. Our MPH degree offers concentrations in Community Health Education, Epidemiology, Health Policy and Management, and Veterinary Public Health, with an online option. The UTK Department of Public Health also offers an undergraduate minor and a PhD in Public Health Sciences. As a department, we hold strong commitments to diversity, inclusion, and equity and strive to infuse and advance inclusion and equity into our curriculum, professional development opportunities, and day-to-day business operations. Knoxville is situated in a valley between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Cumberland Plateau, areas of great beauty and among the most bio-diverse in the U.S. Knoxville is a city of 200,000 offering many amenities of urban life. Knoxville has a beautiful and walkable downtown, active neighborhoods, and eclectic cultural activities, restaurants and shopping. In 2020 Livability ranked Knoxville among the 100 best places to live and Apartment Guide cited Knoxville as the #1 city for pet owners. Conde Nast Traveler selected Knoxville as one of the top five Trending US Destinations for 2020. Knoxville is located within easy driving distance to Asheville, Atlanta, and Nashville.

Closing Date: 9/7/2022
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Jennifer Russomanno,  Applied Practice Experience Coordinator - Department of Public Health
Contact Location: 1914 Andy Holt Ave
390 HPER
Knoxville   TN  37996
United States
Contact Location: 1914 Andy Holt Ave
  390 HPER
  Knoxville   TN  37996
  United States
Contact Phone: 8659745041 
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How to Apply: Interested individuals should provide a cover letter addressing professional experience relevant to each required minimum qualification, a resume, and complete contact information for 3 professional references.

Additional Information: The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.

EEO/AA STATEMENT / NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), ADEA (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the (OED). Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the OED office.

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