Georgia Tech seeks a full-time Pre-Health Advisor to work with students and alumni who choose to explore health professions and pursue admission to health professional schools. While engaged in all aspects of pre-professional and pre-graduate school advising, this advisor focuses on initiatives related to pre-health programming for students pursuing a variety of health-related careers. This position that reports to the Assistant Director for Pre-Health Advising within Pre-Graduate and Pre-Professional Advising (PGPP).
--Advising pre-health students on preparing and applying for professional health programs, such as medical, dental or veterinary schools
--Organizing workshops for students on topics such as pre-health preparation, application procedures, MCAT, interview skills, and letters of evaluation
--Coordinating application support to include but not limited to, reviewing letters of evaluation for applicants, organizing and certifying faculty reference letters, and conducting mock interviews
--Supporting the coordination and promotion of Pre-Health events
--Advising pre-health student organizations
--Supervising pre-health peer advisors and supporting student-driven events
--Assisting in recruiting prospective students to Tech by participating in campus recruiting events such as Connect-with-Tech, Family Weekend, Second Look Day, and recruiting events sponsored by individual colleges
--Holding information sessions during FASET, Tech’s new student orientation program
--Maintaining data and statistics of the number of pre-health students, applications, and acceptance rates
--Developing and maintaining a pre-health web site with information for prospective students and detailed information for current students
--Maintaining a classroom management tool devoted to Pre-Health (Canvas) and a discussion board (Piazza)
--Coordinating fairs and tabling events associated with pre-health and health career opportunities
--Working with Atlanta community to identify clinical opportunities for Tech’s pre-health students
--Taking part in appropriate National Associations (NAAHP)
--Other duties as assigned in support of Pre-Graduate and Pre-Professional Advising
Bachelor's Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Other Required Qualifications
Overnight travel required for project delivery; flexibility in on-site daily service delivery hours (due to client shift schedules, project requirements).
Four to five years of job related experience
This job requires knowledge of advanced university level academic program requirements and related administrative processes within assigned area. Also required are verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills and basic computer skills.
Additional Preferred Qualifications
Preferred knowledge and skills include ability to effectively interact with individuals from diverse cultures and use of specialized computer applications.
Preferred Educational Qualifications
Master's Degree, preferred backgrounds in higher education administration, counseling, or a field related to healthcare professions (e.g. biology, biochemistry, etc.)
This position requires familiarity with the admissions process for professional schools (e.g. medical, veterinary, pharmacy, osteopathy, dental, etc.) and a commitment to student-centered advising practices. Familiarity with pre-health professional and student organizations (e.g. NAAHP, AMSA, etc.) is preferred. Also required are verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills and basic computer skills as well as specialized computer applications, such as professional school application databases and Microsoft Office.