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.
- Master’s degree required
- Two years of experience working with students in a higher education setting which may include graduate assistantships
- Experience in healthcare related professional schools
- Experience with learning communities
- Experience in career, personal, and academic counseling preferred