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  • Academic Counselor - East Tennessee State University - Johnson City, TN

    Job Description
    The Pre-Health Professions Academic Counselor will be 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.

    The Academic Counselor will provide:
    • Personal, academic, and career counseling.
    • Teaching pre-health first-year experience course.
    • Working with the pre-health living-learning community.
    • Monitoring students’ progress.
    • Developing and implementing student development programs focusing on preparation for professional school application and entrance.
    • Serving as a liaison to professional schools.
    • Referring students to relevant campus services.
    • Working collaboratively with diverse constituents, including students, student groups, faculty, admissions officers, fellow advising administrators, and administrative staff requiring strong interpersonal and effective oral and written communication skills.
    • Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required.
    • Performing other related duties as assigned.
    Innovative, energetic and motivated individuals should possess knowledge in the following areas:
    • Ability to work independently as well as a member of an advisement team.
    • Excellent written, non-verbal, and verbal communication.
    • 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 the diverse student population.
    • 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.

    Minimum Qualifications
    • Master’s degree required
    • Two years of experience working with students in a higher education setting which may include graduate assistantships

    Preferred Qualifications
    • Experience in healthcare related professional schools
    • Experience with learning communities
    • Experience in career, personal, and academic counseling preferred