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Assistant Director for Doctoral Diversity and Success in Graduate Education

The Assistant Director for Underrepresented Doctoral Recruitment & Success in the UNC Office of Graduate Education has a shared leadership role in the NIH-funded UNC Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) and is responsible for organizing and communicating key elements of the IMSD program. They monitor degree progress for IMSD students, advise individual students facing specific challenges, and lead programming to foster community and an inclusive research climate. The Assistant Director coordinates recruitment of students from underrepresented groups for training programs in the Office of Graduate Education (OGE), including the large PhD program BBSP and pre-graduate programs. This individual manages diversity advocates serving on BBSP admissions committees. The Assistant Director also provides support for OGE-sponsored summer undergraduate research internship programming.