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

Director of Pre-Professional Academic Support Services - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater, OK - Friday, April 28, 2017

Job Description:

    • 40 % - Coordinate, manage and supervise Pre-Health and Pre-Law academic and career consultation. All current OSU students, as well as recent OSU graduates, from any major or academic college, may seek guidance regarding pre-health and pre-law.
      • Recruit, select, train, and supervise employees.
      • Manage resources to provide for effective programs, services, and courses.
      • Teach UNIV 2511 (Intro to Health Careers), and oversee the teaching and content of UNIV 2611 (Health Portfolio Development), and UNIV 3511 (Health Profession School Preparation). Consider the development of additional courses to help students prepare and compete for admission to professional schools.
      • Collaborate with academic colleges (academic advisors, career consultants, and graduation certification specialists) to integrate services to meet students' needs.
      • Collaborate with colleges’ academic advisors and graduation certification specialists to support students who seek to complete a bachelor’s degree after early admission to a professional school (i.e., 3+1 and 3+3 programs) and post-baccalaureate students who seek to complete prerequisite courses for admission to a professional school.
      • Work with admission counselors regarding recruitment activities and marketing materials for prospective students and with New Student Orientation staff during summer enrollment to promote pre-health and pre-law services and resources.
      • Develop and maintain familiarity with professional school admissions exams (MCAT, DAT, OAT, LSAT, GRE) and the procedures to register for the exams. Oversee development and implementation of programs and communications to assist students in test preparation and accessing test registration materials.
      • Develop and maintain familiarity with application procedures (AMCAS, AACOMAS, AADSAS, TMDSAS, LSAC, VMCAS, etc.). Oversee development of programs, communications, and processes to assist students in accessing application materials and understanding application procedures.
      • Gather and compile admissions statistics (GPA, standardized test score, etc.) for students planning to pursue careers in law, allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, podiatry, pharmacy, physician's associate, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, dental hygiene, radiologic technology, and health professions. Make these available to students, to help them plan a competitive strategy. Provide data to OSU academic departments to facilitate curricular review in content areas needed for effective admission exam preparation and success rates.
      • Engage in professional development opportunities and maintain contacts with other health professions advisors across the nation (examples include, National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association, Southwest Association of Pre-Law Advisors, and Pre-Law Advisors National Council).
    • 40 % - Provide one-on-one and group pre-health and pre-law academic and career consultation sessions.
      • Guide students toward selecting a specific health or law career.
      • Provide career advising to students developing their competitive portfolios. Help students identify their strengths and areas for growth.
      • Consult with students as they prepare their personal statements or application essays for law or health professional schools.
      • Serve as an advisor and/or resource for pre-health and pre-law student organizations including meetings, events, travel, and mentoring.
    • 10 % - Network with law schools and health care professional schools in the state, region, and nation.
      • Build and maintain relationships with law and health care professional schools regarding admissions criteria and procedures to assist OSU students in becoming nationally competitive for admission; invite program representatives to OSU to educate and inform OSU students about their admissions processes; make visits to regional programs to enhance relations for the benefit of OSU students.
      • Annually review and interpret admission requirements of law and health professions programs in Oklahoma, Texas and the surrounding region. Confirm that OSU course work meets prescribed admissions requirements. Update prerequisite requirement information both online and for paper distribution. Advocate, when necessary, for students to ensure appropriate credit transfer while maintaining positive relations with the health professions programs. This requires familiarity with general education and admissions requirements for 2 and 4-year colleges and universities offering health professional programs in Oklahoma.
      • Oversee the creation, maintenance, and marketing of early admission agreements with professional schools.
    • 10 % - Collaborate with the OSU Foundation to establish and chair the OSU Pre-Health Advisory Board and Pre-Law Advisory Board, to include key stakeholders from undergraduate colleges, and other on and off-campus stakeholders in the priorities of the pre-health and pre-law programs.
      • Seek input regarding the structure and function of pre-health and pre-law programs at OSU.
      • Provide information, training, and marketing materials to academic advisors, faculty, and students campus-wide regarding the pre-health and pre-law programs at OSU and the services offered by University College Pre-Health and Pre-Law Career Advising.
      • Develop and maintain programs to facilitate mentoring and job shadowing networks with legal and health professionals.
      • Participate in OSU Foundation fundraising and constituent relations initiatives as they request.

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Master’s Degree required.
    • 4 years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience related to pre-health or pre-law advising preferred.

Click here to apply.

 

Coordinator, Pre-Professional Advising - University of Alabama in Huntsville - Huntsville, AL - Friday, April 28, 2017

Job Description:

    • Oversee the office and serve to lead and develop a broad range of services to support all students, and alumni preparing for careers in the health and law professions and pursuing professional school admission.
    • Providing assistance to fields including, but not limited to, law, medicine, nursing, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, veterinary medicine, public health and other graduate studies in health professions.
    • Advising on professional school requirements, presenting workshops, critiquing student resumes and personal statements, evaluating students during mock interviews, and guiding them through the application submission process.

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, Counseling or Biological, Life, or Health Sciences
    • OR a related field/3 years of full-time verifiable work experience/must have previous experience relevant to pre-health or pre-law advising/experience in advising is required and ability to work with a diverse student body, faculty, staff and related external organizations.
    • Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills, including interpersonal communication and presentation skills.
    • Must have experience with co-curricular opportunities, such as advising student organizations and collaborating with on and off campus departments.
    • Must have a capacity to be a self-motivated, independent and a creative team player.
    • Excellent administrative and organizational skills are required.

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Master's degree

Click here to apply.

 

Director of Advising for Advanced Education in the Health Professions-North Park University, Chicago - Monday, April 24, 2017

Position Summary:

    • Support the vision and values of North Park University (NPU).
    • Advance the mission of NPU to prepare students for lives of significance and service by guiding students who seek the health professions.
    • Manage programs designed to facilitate the success of NPU students interested in the health professions.
    • Act as the source of information for students interested in exploring the health professions.
    • Assist NPU students in the health professions graduate school application process.
    • Use data related to processes and programs to continuously improve NPU’s advising and support of students interested in the health professions.
    • Collaborate with departments and programs across NPU to maximize student opportunities and success.
    • Maintain close relationships with faculty as collaborators in advising students and developing programs.

Duties & Responsibilities:

      Inform and Recruit NPU Applicants Interested in the Health Professions

        • Collaborate with the Undergraduate Admissions Office to develop and maintain marketing material for NPU applicants; support the recruitment of students interested in a health profession.
        • Participate in NPU’s open houses for applicants and orientation events.

      Facilitate Student Success

        • Support and track the progress of students interested in the health professions; act as a second advisor in collaboration with the primary academic department adviser.
        • Meet benchmarks set for admission to graduate programs in the health professions.
        • Establish regular contact with students who select majors most commonly associated with the pursuit of a health profession.
        • Implement a curriculum for the selection of a health profession.
        • Maintain and distribute planning guides for students interested in the health professions.
        • Coordinate the work of the “Pre-Professional Committee” including the process of interviews, application review, and creation of a composite letter of recommendation for pre-med, pre-vet, pre-dental, and pre-optometry students.
        • Collect and manage data on the applications, interviews, and admission processes for NPU students and graduates.
        • Assist students with personal statements, secondary applications, and interview preparations for graduate programs.
        • Facilitate test preparation for the entrance exams for graduate programs in the health professions (e.g., MCAT, DAT, GRE).
        • Develop a working knowledge of graduate programs for the health professions across the country.
        • Convey a working knowledge of the value of post-baccalaureate programs as preparation for entry into a graduate program in the health professions for some students.
        • Serve as the primary advisor for students in the post-baccalaureate program.

      Develop and Assess NPU Programs

        • Implement surveys, focus groups, and other tools to regularly assess student satisfaction with programs and services designed to support students interested in the health professions.
        • Develop and maintain a model of assessment of NPU’s success in preparing students for health professions including continuous comparison of NPU to the most successful undergraduate schools.

      Engage Regional and National Resources

        • Guide students on tours of Chicago-area schools offering health graduate programs.
        • Develop a strong network, including professional relationships with local and regional graduate schools in the health professions.
        • Actively engage the resources of the National Association of Advisors for the health professions.

      Engage the NPU Community

        • Work with University Marketing to continually update the relevant sections of the NPU website describing NPU services and programs designed to support students interested in the health professions.
        • Educate the NPU community on current work force trends and graduate training in the health professions.
        • Engage the community through a variety of methods (e.g.: open meetings, guest speakers, newsletters, posters).
        • Advertise the opportunities to explore the health professions in collaboration with the associated NPU program.
        • Collaborate with the School of Nursing and Health Sciences to ensure clear communication to students.
        • Support the developing NPU Center for Education in the Health Professions.

      Collaborate and Coordinate NPU Programs

        • Collaborate with Career Development and Internships Office in programmatic efforts promoting health professions.
        • Co-Advise the student interest groups for the health professions (e.g.: Pre-Dental, Pre-Pharmacy, American Medical Student Association); assist students in applications for grants supporting the activities of these groups.
        • Coordinate programs specifically designed for students preparing for a health profession (e.g.: the Pre-Health Boot Camp, entrance exam review courses).

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree or higher in a relevant field required.
    • Experience in advising students.
    • Skill in interacting with students both individually and in groups.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Project management and organizational skills.
    • Ability to work independently.
    • Ability to articulate a personal commitment to North Park’s mission of Christian higher education.

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Broad understanding of employment in all the health professions.
    • Familiarity with assessment tools commonly used in career counseling (e.g., strength and interest inventories).
    • Ability to drive a NPU passenger van.
    • Availability to work some evenings and weekends.
    • Supervision of a student worker and/or a graduate student intern.

Click here to apply.

 

Pre Health Academic Advisor - University of Florida - Gainesville, FL - Friday, April 14, 2017

Job Description:

    • Work with students at all levels one-on-one, in groups and through e-mail in order to provide guidance through a holistic pre-health preparation process.
    • Advising on professional school requirements, presenting pre-health workshops, critiquing student resumes and personal statements, evaluating students during mock interviews and guiding them through the application submission process.
    • Serve on the admission committee for the Pre-Health Post-Bac (PHPB) program
    • Advise students in the CLAS Biology major and planning and participating in various extra-curricular pre-health programs and initiatives such as providing support to the pre-health Living Learning Community and interacting with health focused student organizations.
    • As a member of the AAC team, this advisor is also expected to effectively advise undergraduate students in CLAS about academic requirements and policies, as well as students seeking admission to a CLAS major.
    • Participate in various AAC programs and initiatives and to serve as a liaison to other departments and centers in the college and other offices across campus.

Minimum Qualifications:

    • An interest in working with undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students pursuing admission to health professional programs is required.
    • Master's degree, preferably in student personnel, higher education, counseling or related fields, along with relevant work experience.

Click here to apply.

 

Director of Graduate Programs in Biological Sciences - Meredith College - Raleigh, NC - Thursday, April 06, 2017

Job Description:

    • Handle perspective student and applicant contacts via email, telephone, and in person meetings
    • Review of applications
    • Determination of acceptance
    • Mentor students through individual contact and group workshops, tracking shadowing, volunteer, and clinical experiences
    • Write letters of evaluation; both individual and committee
    • The position also includes teaching within the Department of Biological Sciences, primarily Human Anatomy and Physiology.

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree
    • Demonstrated administrative experience as well as teaching ability at the undergraduate level
    • Experience in pre-health advising with an emphasis on advising for a variety of pre-health professions
    • General knowledge of the breadth of healthcare careers and training
    • Excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level and interpersonal communication skills are important factors in the selection process

Click here to apply.

 

Director of Pre-health Programs Office - Mount Holyoke - South Hadley, MA - Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Job Description:

    • Oversee and participate in the academic and career advising of undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students considering a broad range of clinical health careers, including human and veterinary medicine, dentistry, physical therapy and nursing.
    • Manage the office budget and personnel, including a full-time office coordinator and a half-time pre-health advisor.
    • Design workshops, panels and other programming germane to the diverse interests of pre-health students.
    • Partner with local hospitals and clinics to help students secure relevant practical experience (e.g., clinical and research internships).
    • Identify, contact, schedule and host admissions representatives and regional healthcare professionals (including alumnae) for campus visits.
    • Chair the Faculty Committee on Health Professions and build relationships with faculty and staff so as to maintain a high standard for academic advising and the academic experiences and trajectories of our pre-health students. Ability to teach a course in a pre-health curriculum a plus.
    • Support students and alumnae throughout the application cycle by providing guidance on application preparation, coordinating application dossiers and conducting practice interviews.
    • Organize marketing and admissions procedures for the post-baccalaureate premedical program; serve as Chair of its Admissions.
    • Work with faculty and the Professional and Graduate Education (PaGE) Division to strengthen our postbaccalaureate, pre-medical program.

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Advanced degree in an appropriate field.
    • Excellent writing and speaking skills and the ability to work with diverse constituents on and off campus (e.g., students, faculty, staff, alumnae, health professionals).
    • Strong leadership and vision.
    • A demonstrated commitment to principles of community and diversity, and the ability and desire to effectively and consistently relate to a diverse student population.
    • Enthusiastic about working with students and committed to working with a diverse student body and fostering an inclusive environment.
    • Knowledge of pre-health curricula and appropriate preparation for a career in health sciences.
    • Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to diversity in education and employment.

Click here to apply.

 

Academic Advisor - Oregon State University - Portland, OR - Monday, April 03, 2017

Job Description:

    • 30% Advising:
      • Serve as primary advisor to approximately 160 third and fourth year Pharm.D. students.
      • Partner with faculty in advising, academic support and assessment activities, and make referrals to appropriate resources.
      • Monitor Pharm.D. student compliance with COP academic and professional standards and curricular requirements.
      • Assist the Director of Student Services in addressing ongoing student concerns and, if necessary, participate in the development of progression plans to accommodate academic or personal student needs.
      • Create academic support programs and events for professional students.
      • Advise Portland-based Pharm.D./MBA students.
      • Advise Portland-based EAP students.
      • Serve as liaison and support for distance learning students, students in need of disability access, as well as other students with special needs.
      • Serve as liaison to OHSU JBT Health & Wellness Center to coordinate health coverage for third and fourth year students.
      • Responsible for communicating with OHSU departments, including but not limited to the Registrar, Computer Access, Student Accounts.
      • Responsible for onboarding incoming P3 students to OHSU, including but not limited to ID badge and immunization requirements.
      • Write letters of recommendation for students.
      • Use Web for Advisor, Banner, Data Warehouse, EValue, Degree Works to assist in maintaining accurate student records.
      • Assist in the preparation of materials for advising.
    • 25% Career and Professional Development
      • Collaborate with faculty to establish a vision for career and professional development for all Pharm.D. students.
      • Coordinate and implement aspects of the professional development program that are the responsibility of Student Services.
      • Support students in their pursuit of post-graduate opportunities.
      • Assist with creation and implementation of a student dashboard and co-curricular tracking program.
      • Develop educational seminars related to career and professional development.
      • Establish metrics to measure success of career and professional development program.
      • Develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders to further enhance the career and professional development program.
      • Co-teach the PHAR 707 Career and Professional Development course every fall term.

      15% Admissions:
      • Serve as an active and voting member of the Admissions Committee by participating in Pharm.D. applicant file reviews and interviews, and coordinating Portland interview sessions.
      • Correspond with Pharm.D. applicants as necessary and appropriate.
      • Assist with Early Assurance Program admissions.
      • Articulate applicant course work as it relates to the Pharm.D. prerequisites and assist in maintaining prerequisite course articulation spreadsheets.
      • Refer petitions to Chair of Admissions Committee.
      • Participate in Pharm.D. Application Workshops.

    • 15% Recruiting and Educational Outreach:
      • Represent OSU and the College of Pharmacy at various recruiting events.
      • Participate in the Pharmacy Champion program.
      • Assist with the Ambassador program on both Corvallis and Portland campuses.
      • Advise prospective students/applicants via e-mail, phone and in-person appointments.
      • Provide back-up to Corvallis-based advisor on e-mails sent to the pharmacy@oregonstate.edu e-mail address. Provide back-up to Corvallis-based advisor on transcript evaluations.

    • 10% Orientation/Events:
      • Responsible for coordinating and facilitating P3 Pre- and Fall orientation.
      • Participate in planning and coordination for P1 and P2 orientations, and P4 seminar days.
      • Coordinate other student events as requested by the Director of Student Services.

    • 5% College Support/Administration:
      • Provide additional support as defined by Director of Student Services, Executive Associate Dean, or Dean. Participate in assessment activities as needed.
      • Assign work to College of Pharmacy staff and student workers and oversee them in those tasks.

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Master’s Degree in College Student Services Administration, Counseling, Higher Education Administration or related field.
    • A minimum of 1 year of experience in academic advising or career counseling at a post-secondary level.
    • Committed to a learner-centered, developmental philosophy and demonstrated ability to work with a diverse student population.
    • Experience with career and professional development of adult learners.
    • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
    • Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality, discretion and professionalism.
    • This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.
    • This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions (as per Voluntary and Compulsory Driver Standards OSU Standard 125-155-0200) as per OSU 576-056-0000 et seq.

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated experience in academic coaching.
    • Familiarity with social media as it relates to advising and recruiting.
    • Familiarity with assessment and quality improvement strategies.
    • Strong decision-making skills, including setting priorities against established criteria and managing multiple projects/activities/deadlines.
    • Familiarity with Banner, Data Warehouse, Drupal, Microsoft Office Suite and DegreeWorks.
    • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Click here to apply.

 

Academic and Career Advisor I: Pre-Health - Portland State University - Portland, OR - Thursday, March 30, 2017

Job Description:

    • Help design innovative solutions, within the campus community of professional advisors.
    • Work with a specific academic unit or pathway and report centrally.
    • Focus on Pre-Health advising and collaborate with the team of pre-health advisors in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences to advise for pre-medical programs and other pre-health programs as assigned.
    • Work with students one-on-one and in group formats (such as workshops and formal presentations).
    • Review students’ health professions program application-related materials.
    • Help students evaluate their competitiveness for admission, and writes letters of recommendation.
    • Keep current with learning strategies and emerging and state-of-the-art student success research, analytics and technologies to enhance the unit’s knowledge and benefit PSU students.
    • Work requires face-to-face and online interaction with students, colleagues, supervisors, administrators and faculty.
    • The Advisor inspires and motivates students, is detail-oriented, and follows through with actions and commitments.
    • At Portland State, advising is a shared responsibility among faculty and professional advisors.

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelors degree with 3+ years of experience advising/mentoring students.
    • Ability to advise students on PSU major and degree requirements.
    • Analyze, synthesize and explain complex University processes/procedures and graduation requirements in various modalities: in-person, online, via phone, etc.
    • Ability to use technology and analytics in the provision of services to students (Examples include Banner Student Information System, EAB’s Student Success Collaborative advising platform, and Early Alert Systems).
    • Ability to work successfully with diverse populations and understand the unique challenges faced by diverse student populations.
    • Ability to provide information on job search strategies and advise students in decision-making processes related to choice of majors and careers.
    • Effective communication skills, both in one-on- one interactions, in small groups and in public presentations; experience developing written communications.
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule, as needed (this may include occasionally work on evenings and weekends).
    • Successful completion of a background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Masters degree and 1+ years of experience advising/mentoring students.
    • Experience advising students in science disciplines and pre-health fields.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the complexities involved in evaluating student competitiveness for health profession programs and experience assisting students to develop strategies for improvement.
    • Demonstrated passion and commitment to working with pre-health students.
    • Working knowledge of advising and retention strategies.
    • Experience using data to better understand student pathways and barriers to success.
    • Knowledge of/experience with program evaluation, assessment of learning, and/or research methods.
    • Familiarity with career assessment instruments; knowledge of career fields and employment markets.
    • Multilingual.

Click here to apply.

 

Health Professions Advisor - Moravian College - Bethlehem, PA - Thursday, March 30, 2017

Job Description:

    • Advise current students and alumni interested in the health professions regarding admissions requirements, course selection, work and volunteer experience, and the application process, including advising student on career options outside of allied health professions, where appropriate.
    • Chair the Health Professions Advisory Committee and coordinate student applicant interviews, the collection of individual letters of recommendation, and the writing of Committee letters of recommendation. Ensure that the process for applying to medical and professional schools run efficiently and effectively for student applicants.
    • Serve as liaison to the admissions offices at health professional schools to promote the College programs and to gather/disseminate up-to-date information on professional program admissions requirements.
    • Advise and promote the Pre-Health Club and Pre-Med student organization in a manner that increases and supports effective student participation.
    • Facilitate and arrange for development activities for students including mock MCAT or DAT exams, mock interviews, etc.
    • Conduct assessment of the success and weaknesses of the pre-health profession programs and pre-health professions students in terms of success of getting into and performing in post-graduate programs. Work with Student Success team and appropriate departments for continuous improvement in recruiting, retaining, and the preparation of Moravian students interested in health professions.
    • Be able to articulate how a liberal arts education will prepare students for a career in a health profession.
    • Plan informational programming and discussions for current students featuring alumni, admissions officers and faculty from professional schools, and practitioners in the health professions.
    • Arrange visits to professional schools and represent Moravian College at professional development conferences such as the National Association of Advisors for the Health Profession.
    • Work with the Admissions Office to promote the College programs and work with marketing staff and the webmaster to develop appropriate materials for current and prospective students interested in health professions.
    • Participate at Open Houses and other Admissions-related events to promote the pre-health professions programs at Moravian College in a manner that is professional, enthusiastic and welcoming.
    • Develop and promote appropriate internship, externship, observer program, and other experiential learning opportunities for students in the health sciences major, in conjunction with the Center for Career and Civic Engagement and the Director of International Studies.
    • Serve as an instructor of record for HLTH/HLTR 285: Clinical Observer experience and coordinate the St. Luke’s Observer Program. Ensure the placements and experiences align with expectations for internships and perform assessments of sites and the student experiences.
    • Perform other duties as required by the Associate Provost or her/his designee.

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Master’s required, in a natural or health science field, with a broad knowledge of careers in the natural sciences; or Master’s in higher education, student affairs, education or related field and an undergraduate degree with a major in a natural or health science field.
    • Excellent organizational, written, verbal, and presentation skills are required.
    • Health professions advising experience preferred.
    • Experience with technology and analytics in a student information system, such as Banner, Jenzabar, or PeopleSoft.
    • Ability to work successfully with diverse populations and understand the unique challenges faced by diverse populations.
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule, as needed; this may include occasional work on evenings and weekends.

Send an email to jobs@moravian.edu with a cover letter, resume, salary history, and three (3) professional references to apply.

 

Academic Advisor - The University of Utah - Salt Lake City, UT - Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Job Description:

    • Meets with students who are interested in pursuing specified preprofessional courses of study, in order to provide information and guidance on academic-related issues, such as graduation requirements and exceptions; major exploration; course planning and registration; transfer credit evaluation/substitution; and preprofessional program admission requirements and processes.
    • Identifies and implements strategies to further an important institutional goal: namely, to increase the number of students from underserved populations (e.g., women and students of color) who potentially apply to medical and other professional schools.
    • Facilitates students’ academic progress by evaluating their needs and developing appropriate educational plans. Makes referrals for students who need assistance with overcoming learning obstacles, specialized tutoring, extended or intensive assistance with career decisions or similar needs.
    • Develops and presents education programs designed to supplement or enhance academic preparedness. Collects and disseminates information to students, faculty and departments about changes in major requirements or University policies and adjusts advising strategies as appropriate.
    • Coordinates and/or participates in the advising-related portion of new/transfer students and parent orientation sessions. Maintains students’ academic files that include a record of the advising activity that takes place during each visit.
    • Serves on University committees and makes recommendations that affect curriculum requirements, advising processes and program development and published materials. May meet with representatives of preprofessional programs from institutions throughout the country.
    • May plan and participate in continuing education for advising staff. May supervise lower level advising staff and/or student employees and participate in hiring, training and evaluating those employees.
    • May teach preprofessional courses at the University (e.g., Successfully Starting to Prepare for Admissions to Medical School).
    • May need to work some weekends and evenings. Some travel may be required.

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency required.
    • Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required.
    • Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree
    • One year academic advising experience.
    • Previous experience in an advising, counseling or teaching environment.
    • Knowledge of undergraduate education issues.
    • Teaching experience in a higher education environment.

Click here to apply.

 

Pre-health Advisor - University of Colorado Boulder - Boulder, CO - Monday, March 27, 2017

Job Description:

    • Provide students with information about admissions requirements, application procedures as well as timing and content of standardized tests for a variety of professional health programs (e.g., medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, etc.).
    • Assist students in clarifying their goals and their strengths, interests and limitations, and help students relate these to decisions about professional health programs and careers.
    • Provide advice on obtaining experience in clinical, community service and research arenas, and help students understand the roles that this experience plays in the application process.
    • Advise students on writing essays, obtaining letters of recommendation, and preparing for interviews for professional health programs.
    • Lead workshops and presentations for pre-health students on topics related to preparation for health profession programs.
    • Participate in committee letter interviews and letter writing.
    • Prepare and deliver presentations to new students and their parents during summer, fall and spring orientation programs.
    • Assist with career panels/events.
    • Keep up-to-date on admissions requirements, application procedures, costs, success rates, and other factors that influence acceptance to professional health programs.
    • Participate in professional development activities.
    • Establish and maintain good working relationships with professional health program personnel from around the country (Deans and Directors of Admissions for professional health programs), with Boulder faculty and advisors and with other pre-health advisors in Colorado.
    • Develop and maintain contacts with health professionals and health organizations in the community to foster opportunities for professional “shadowing” and service experiences for students.

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree from accredited institution in a field of natural sciences, including biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics or neuroscience, or clinical or other relevant discipline (psychology, ethics, etc.).
    • OR Master’s degree in counseling or student affairs in higher education At least one year of college level advising or counseling experience.
    • Strong communication and organizational skills.
    • Ability to work autonomously, as well as being a team player.
    • Innovative thinker, resourceful approach.
    • Willingness and ability to learn quickly.

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience working in a career center, or student affairs, in a higher education setting.

Click here to apply.

 

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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