JUMP Departmental Mentoring Facilitator (DMF) Roles and Responsibilities

The Departmental Mentoring Facilitator (DMF) serves a critical role in the departmental component of JUMP and works closely with the Office of Faculty Development.

Responsibilities of a DMF include:

  • Acting as a JUMP liaison between the department and the Office of Faculty Development
  • Serving as a member of the Faculty Development Mentoring Committee
  • Identifying and encouraging senior faculty with appropriate skills/expertise to be a Content-Specific Mentor (see definition below) & provide these recommendations to JUMP Manager
  • Matching Content-Specific mentors with departmental junior faculty (based on the mentee application form and discussions with the junior faculty member; with assistance from Department Chair, and as needed Office of Faculty Development and JUMP Manager)
  • Reporting mentoring pairing information to Office of Faculty Development
  • Assisting with departmental/section mentoring issues (with Department Chair)
  • Meeting with department chair and JUMP Manager regularly to review departmental mentoring component and identify/resolve issues
  • Meeting as needed with each mentee to discuss their Content-Specific mentoring partnerships (e.g., are meetings occurring, what topics are covered, satisfaction, problems, etc.)
  • Accountable in role of DMF to Department Chair and Associate Dean of Faculty Development

Content-Specific Mentor definition

Quick Reference

Steven M. Block, MBBCH
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Career Development



Natalie Barrett
Program Manager



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