Position Announcements

The following announcements in the areas of health professions advising, private industry and administration are posted here as a service to the respective search committees and NAAHP membership. It is the responsibility of the sponsoring committee to send notification once a search has been closed. Each posting will be listed for no longer than approximately three months.

Please email Sam Shafer at sshafer@naahp.org if you have a health professions advising position you want included on this webpage. Please include the position description in the body of your email or as a Word attachment. Your position will be posted immediately and can remain online for up to 90 days.

Thank you for posting our position. We had a much larger national applicant pool because of it.
- Seattle University

 

Current Listings

Health Professions Advisor - Princeton University - Princeton, NJ - Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Job Description:

    • Academic and Career Advising (65%)
        • Performs academic advising duties including: counseling students on course selections, on the timing of courses and their MCAT, DAT, or GRE exam, and on balancing the pre-health requirements with their other academic and extracurricular goals.
        • Is aware of the diversity of opportunities in health-related professions and works with students to consider which paths may be most aligned with their values, abilities and interests, including health-related careers outside of medicine and public health.
        • Provides workshops and facilitates programming on pre-health topics for first-year and sophomore students.
        • Assists with supporting 120-150 Princeton applicants to health professional school (primarily medical school) annually.
    • Global Health and Health Policy Alumni Management (25%)
        • Creates and maintains a database of GHP alumni contact details and career paths.
        • Reaches out to GHP alumni to assess willingness to mentor or counsel students considering health-related careers. Connects students with willing alumni as appropriate.
        • Assists in organizing virtual and on-campus events involving GHP alumni, including class guest speakers, public talks, and other events.
    • Online Communication Manager (10%).
        • Facilitates communication for HPA and GHP via department websites and on social media platforms.
    • Serve as a liaison between Health Professions Advising and the GHP certificate program.
    • Work as part of a team to achieve established goals in collaboration with campus and community partners, as appropriate.
    • Perform additional responsibilities based on strengths and interests of GHP and HPA offices.

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree.
    • Excellent counseling skills and the ability to work with a diverse student population in a supportive manner.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Excellent organizational skills.
    • Self-motivation and ability to work independently but willingness and ability to take direction.
    • High personal and professional standards representative of Princeton’s commitment to excellence.
    • Ability to work on a flexible schedule, as needed; this may include occasional work on evenings and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with academic advising or career development in a liberal arts setting.
    • Familiarity with health professions fields, especially public health.
    • Familiarity with the use of social media in academic advising and support.
    • Knowledge of Excel, Access, and Powerpoint.

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Assistant Director of Health Professions - Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO - Monday, February 27, 2017

Job Description:

    • Prepare prospective students, current students, and alumni to plan for health professional programs of interest.
    • Assist students in exploring their interests in clinical human or animal health professions.
    • Understand the curricular and extra-curricular requirements needed to create competitive candidates for admission to professional schools which is complementary to a student’s departmental academic advising, and evaluating their progress toward meeting these requirements.
    • Guide students in gaining appropriate and relevant experiences, prepare for entrance exams, choose an appropriate list of potential clinical programs, and complete the application processes.

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree in student affairs, social sciences, science, or related fields.
    • Minimum of three years’ professional experience providing academic and/or health professions advising in a higher education setting.
    • Demonstrated ability to supervise a staff that are responsible for expertise about a diversity of health professions and professional school admission requirement with schools across the country.

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated cultural competency with a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness, experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, and the ability to do active outreach to underrepresented students interested in health professions. Work with highly motivated goal oriented students.
    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with campus departments and individual staff in providing services for students interested in health professions and in working with faculty and department chairs that offer health related curriculums across the university.
    • Demonstrated ability to work with students at a variety of levels ranging from prospective students, continuing students, and alumni who are all at different stages of pursuing a health profession. Expertise in working with students taking science courses, exploring various health professions, and at times determining alternative career paths.
    • Experience developing, facilitating, and evaluating programs and teaching courses for students interested in health professions.
    • Experience with co-curricular opportunities such as advising student organizations and collaborating with learning communities.
    • Experience conducting qualitative and quantitative assessment of measure program impact, including developing and accessing student learning and program outcomes.
    • Capacity to be a self-motivated, independent, and creative team player with the ability to multi-task within a fast paced and ever changing work environment.
    • Strong communication skills, including interpersonal communications skills, presentation skills, and writing skills.

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Academic Advisor - Temple University - Philadelphia, PA - Friday, February 24, 2017

Job Description:

    • Provide high-level support, advising and counseling for students who seek admission to Medical programs as well as other types of health profession programs such as Dental, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, Optometry, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Podiatry and Veterinary Medicine.
    • This position is involved in all aspects of advising and includes reviewing ePortfolio documents, scheduling Pre-Health Evaluation Committee interviews, and disseminating information regarding requirements and timelines for selected career paths in the health professions.
    • The focus is on academic advising and curriculum planning with students in individual and group settings.
    • This position involves the development, coordination and implementation of educational counseling services geared to achieving, maintaining or improving student success in applying to professional school.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree with six months or more of experience.
    • Experience in an academic setting in higher education or related field preferred.
    • A combination of education and experience may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Knowledge of HTML and CSS.
    • Knowledge and experience with web design programs

Required Skills & Abilities:

    • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
    • Proven ability to and manage difficult or emotional student situations
    • Demonstrated computer skills, proficiency with MS Office Suite software programs, and willingness to learn other relevant campus software.
    • Proven ability to work well and to collaborate effectively with diverse constituents, including students, faculty, admissions officers, and administrative staff.
    • Demonstrated ability to work with others as part of a team in a high-volume and fast paced environment.
    • Demonstrated problem solving skills and ability to use independent judgment.
    • Proven project and time management skills, along with the ability to prioritize tasks.
    • Demonstrated attention to detail.
    • Ability to work occasional evenings and/or weekends.

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Academic Counselor - East Tennessee State University - Johnson City, TN - Friday, February 24, 2017

Job Description:

    • Responsible for the developmental advisement of students preparing for professional school programs in pre-chiropractic, pre-dental, pre-medicine, pre-optometry, pre-pharmacy, pre-physician assistant, pre-podiatry, and pre-veterinary medicine.
    • Provide personal, academic, and career counseling
    • Teach the pre-health first year experience course
    • Monitor students’ progress
    • Develope and implement student development programs focusing on preparation for professional school application and entrance
    • Serve as a liaison to professional schools
    • Refer students to relevant campus services
    • Work collaboratively with diverse constituents, including students, student groups, faculty, admissions officers, fellow advising administrators, and administrative staff
    • Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required
    • Performing other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Strong interpersonal and effective oral and written communication skills
    • Master’s degree required in counseling, student affairs, psychology, health sciences, natural sciences, public health, or a related field
    • Experience with a developmental, proactive advising model
    • Two years of experience working with students in a higher education setting

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience in career, personal, and academic counseling; • Familiarity with different health professions; • Experience with academic or pre-professional advising or some experience with pre-health academic advising/counseling or a major in natural science or pre-health area; • Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds; • Knowledge of current and relevant professional schools, including admissions policies and requirements, application processes, required entrance exams and relevant preparation methods, selection criteria, and methods of developing a competitive professional school application • Knowledge of current professional and pre-professional associations/ organizations, resources, and materials to help guide students through preparation for application • Ability to use basic office software and student information software (Banner, Student Success Collaborative, DegreeWorks); • Experience with data collection and analysis;

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Ability to work independently as well as a member of an advisement team
    • Ability for excellent written, non-verbal, and verbal communication
    • Ability of flexibility and willingness to adapt to the needs of the position/office as they arise
    • Excellent interpersonal and presentation abilities
    • Ability to develop and deliver oral presentations to diverse groups of stakeholders; including current and enrolled students, parents, and university personnel
    • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential student information
    • Ability to work with diverse student population’s
    • Knowledge of university policies and procedures, support programs and services
    • Knowledge of various relevant academic degree programs at ETSU and their relationships to pre-professional requirements
    • Knowledge of basic statistics
    • Ability to integrate the use of software packages to procure and present information clearly and concisely to students
    • Strong advising and/or counseling skills
    • Attentiveness to detail, strong organization skills, with the ability to prioritize multiple requests and handle them in an efficient and timely manner
    • Sensitivity to the needs of a diverse student population, including minority and international students

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Academic Advisor, Pre-Health Professional - Western Kentucky University - Bowling Green, KY - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Western Kentucky University (WKU), Ogden College Dean's Office, is seeking applicants for an Academic Advisor. This position advises students who are pursuing a major in the Ogden College of Science and Engineering with an interest in the health professions (medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, chiropractic medicine, physical therapy, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, or physician assistant). This is a twelve (12) month position and reports to the Associate Dean.

Job Description:

    • Supports the advising policies and initiatives of the University.
    • Works with students, faculty, staff and Academic and Student Affairs departments to improve overall advising practice for students enrolled in pre-health professional programs.
    • Serves as central college advisor for pre-health professional programs.
    • Advises Ogden College pre-health students in developing an academic plan that meets admission requirements for their selected professional school.
    • Provides proactive advising, interventions, and referrals as necessary.
    • Maintains advising records and databases.
    • Collects and maintains a variety of student data (e.g. enrollment, retention, pre-professional standardized test scores, professional school acceptance rates, etc.)
    • •Assists in the advising activities for the Topper Orientation Program.
    • Collaborates as a team member on delivery of new student orientation and on creation and implementation of services such as student retention initiatives and student success workshops.
    • Works collaboratively with other team members to coordinate recruiting efforts.
    • Coordinates speakers for health career seminars and clubs.
    • Assists in the development and implementation of advisement and recruitment materials.
    • Serves as the primary editor of the pre-health professional webpage and social media accounts.

Knowledge and Skills Considered Essential for Success:

    • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • A commitment to providing exceptional student (customer) service
    • Skills in analyzing challenging situations and determining suitable solutions

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree
    • Minimum of three years of experience providing academic assistance at the collegiate level
    • Experience working with a diverse student population
    • Willingness to work occasional weekends and evenings

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Internship and Off-Campus Research Specialist - Lake Forest College - Lake Forest, IL - Wednesday, February 15, 2017

This position will report to the Associate Vice President for Career and Professional Development. The new team members will work collaboratively with faculty, career center colleagues, and other on- and off-campus contacts to hone a distinctive internship and career preparation program.

Job Description:

  • Relationship Management
    • Initiate new off-campus partnerships and manage relationships with existing employers/research sites able to provide students high-quality internships, research experiences, shadowing, and other relevant opportunities; develop and adhere to terms of affiliation agreements with key sites.
    • Cultivate relationships with Lake Forest College faculty to understand students’ academic experience on-campus and gain an understanding for on-going institutional partnerships in order to maintain the integrity of existing relationships and support new relationship development; off-campus faculty research projects may intersect with student internship experiences and must be handled appropriately to present a uniformly positive experience for partners.
    • Serve as a liaison to relevant academic departments and learn guidelines for identifying internships worthy of credit for the target departments. Primary academic areas of study served include: biology, chemistry, environmental studies, neuroscience, pre-health, and physics.
    • Organize recruiting activities, including job postings, campus interviews and specialized networking events.
  • Student Preparation & Supervision
    • Guide and mentor domestic and international students completing internship experiences (non-credit and for-credit); assist with resume development, interview preparation, and referrals to sites that match students’ interests.
    • Develop evaluation methods and referral procedures for off-campus student research placements to maximize the success of each research experience and provide a personalized experience for students; seek to organize student/site needs to ensure continuity for students and key sites.
    • Serve as faculty internship supervisor for students completing for credit-internships; provide seminars or other educational experiences in collaboration with fellow internship supervisors to help students develop learning goals, understand professional expectations, and apply their academic training to the workplace. Evaluate assignments and submit final grades according to College requirements.
    • Maintain contact with internship site supervisors and resolve conflicts in collaboration with relevant faculty/staff/site personnel if they arise.
    • Work with relevant Career Pathway leaders to identify and provide industry-related pre-internship training and professional development activities to improve students’ competitiveness for the best experiential learning opportunities.
    • Assist students with developing plans to maximize their research/internship experience during and after the experience, such as: articulating their experience in their resumés, tips for publishing/presenting research, and identifying subsequent internship or research experiences to support their career plan.
  • Program Administration
    • Utilize appropriate technology and social media tools to provide resources and services for students, alumni and employers; maintain accurate records in customer relationship management system to inform practice and demonstrate results.
    • Assess student/employer engagement data and monitor employment trends to identify and implement strategies for improving students’ preparation and expanding available internships for students.
    • Contribute to on-going internship program policy development/administration, evaluation, and promotion with the employer relations and operations team.
    • Participate in relevant professional development activities.
    • Complete other duties as assigned or as opportunities emerge.

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Candidate must have a strong understanding for scientific research and/or health care settings in order to help students navigate recruiting processes in the sciences and offer appropriate supervision during for-credit internship experiences.
    • Excellent problem-solving skills.
    • Detail-oriented.
    • Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse group of students, alumni, faculty, and staff.
    • Candidate must be an organized self-starter, able to work both autonomously and collaboratively.
    • Must be able to use technology required for the role, such as social media, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and databases.
    • Graduate/professional degree is expected
    • Experience with undergraduate research is valued – whether research completed as an undergraduate or professional experience supervising undergraduate researchers.
    • Available to work some evenings and weekends; willingness to travel, primarily in Chicagoland area.

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with teaching/instruction is strongly preferred.

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Pre-Health Advisor/Program Coordinator - University of Vermont - Burlington, VT - Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Join the energetic, innovative UVM Career Center staff and work closely with faculty to prepare motivated, high-achieving students for success.

Job Description:

    • Manage UVM’s Pre-Health Advising Program.
    • Provide full range of comprehensive career services, including individual pre-health counseling and advising for students and alumni considering a broad range of pre-health careers (allopathic, osteopathic, dental, and related clinical health careers).
    • Design pre-health related programs, panels, workshops and services.
    • Recruit, train, manage and supervise Pre-Health Peer Mentors to expand programming.
    • Lead the Pre-Health Advisory Committee as co-chair and write formalized institutional letters reflecting committee assessments in support of students and alumni.
    • Ensure students, faculty and administrators are informed on current trends and best practices in health professions preparation and admissions.
    • Build consulting partnerships with faculty and staff to optimize academic and experiential preparation of pre-health students Demonstrate comfort with and commitment to issues of diversity and multiculturalism. Actively engage in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment.
    • Reports to the Assistant Director for Career Education in the Career Center.

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree in higher education or related field required.
    • Coursework and/or training in career development preferred and three years’ successful career counseling or advising experience required.
    • Effective and efficient writing skills, effective interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively with students, faculty, alumni, and employers required.
    • Leadership, planning, programming and presenting abilities needed.
    • Knowledge of science curriculum and health care preparation desired.
    • Demonstrated multicultural competence and a commitment to fostering an inclusive environment are required.
    • Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours.

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Knowledge of science curriculum and health care industry preparation.

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Assistant Professor: Physician Assistant Studies - University of Utah - Salt Lake City, UT - Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Job Description:

    • Work primarily with members of the didactic team in curriculum development, teaching, assessment and administration of the didactic year.
    • Manage the development and coordination of the service learning curriculum and community engagement activities that take place for both didactic and clinical year students.
    • Participate in the admissions process, masters project advising, program evaluation and planning.
    • Advise and assess students in the didactic and clinical phases of the curriculum.

Minimum Qualifications:

    • A current NCCPA certification
    • Hold or be eligible for unrestricted Utah State PA licensure
    • A minimum of five years’ clinical experience preferred
    • Excellent leadership, communication, and organizational skills
    • Experience in creation, coordination and management of service learning activities is preferred
    • Interest in areas that align with our program mission is strongly preferred
    • A strong interest in scholarship and professional development

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Associate Director, Pre-Health Mentoring Office - Emory University - Atlanta, GA - Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Job Description:

    • The Pre-Health Mentoring Office (PHMO) is responsible for writing 300+ Composite Letters for pre-health students applying to medical, dental, optometry and podiatry graduate programs.
    • Manage the Composite Letter process (compiling application materials, writing, and editing letters of evaluation as well as interviewing students), including managing the part-time CL writer.
    • Manage a growing peer mentor program (selecting, training and managing student leaders).
    • Serve as the lead liaison with other offices throughout the University including Office for Undergraduate Education Advising, Admission, Oxford College and Alumni Relations.
    • Work with the Executive Director and Director to coordinate the Faculty Advisory Board and work with faculty across the College to keep current with advising protocols and concerns.
    • Direct daily operations of the PHMO, including advising schedules, events and projects.
    • Assist Executive Director and Director with strategic planning, setting yearly assessment goals, and completing end of year assessment reports.
    • Advise students during individual appointments, walk-in hours and prehealth programs (e.g. group presentations, Mandatory Check-ups, Interview Advising, School Selection, and Composite Letter).
    • Manage data collection through scheduling and program evaluations and compiles semester and annual reports for the PHMO office.
    • Manage the PHMO program budget.
    • Develop and leads workshops and programs to enhance advising initiatives.
    • Oversee the Composite Letter process (advising, writing and editing)
    • Oversee communication plans including marketing of workshops and programs as well developing/editing content for the PHMO website and other social media.
    • Build links with and serves as liaison to other university offices and supports services such as New Student Orientation/PACE (freshman/transfer advising), Campus Life (Residence Life, OMPS, OSLS, LGBT, Greek Life and the Center for Women), the Study Abroad and Emory’s Oxford campus.
    • Build links with student organizations with pre-health focus.
    • Performs related responsibilities as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in field related to specific program as indicated.
    • Five years program related experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree in professional counseling, school counseling, educational psychology, higher education, allied health, or STEM area.
    • Familiarity with different health professions.
    • Experience with academic or pre-professional advising or some experience with pre-health academic advising/counseling or a major in natural science or prehealth area.
    • Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.
    • Experience with data collection and analysis.

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Job Posting Number: 68271BR

 

Pre-Professional Health Advisor - University of Evansville - Evansville, IN - Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Responsibilities:

    • Serve as the Director of the Health Professions Advising Committee, a committee created to provide comprehensive guidance to undergraduate students and alumni who aspire to enter careers in the health professions.
    • Advise current and prospective students on pre-professional school requirements, admissions strategies, career trends and opportunities, and guide them in selecting a professional program; preparing them for standardized tests in various health professions programs.
    • Develop and teach an orientation course, along with other courses that prepare students for standardized tests in various health professions programs.
    • Develop relationships with local professionals in an effort to provide health-related opportunities in the Evansville area through clinical experiences, internships, and research.
    • Develop the University’s web presence as it pertains to pre-professional health programs.
    • Work directly with admissions to help recruit students interested in pre-professional health programs.
    • Administration of the Bachelor’s to M.D. direct entry program.

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher.
    • Effective organizational skills as well as strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Understanding and appreciation of the liberal arts with demonstrated knowledge of post-graduate study options is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

    • A background in the health sciences, natural sciences, or college recruiting and advising.

Click here to apply.

 
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