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  • Pre-Health Coordinator, University of MN-Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN)

    Undergraduate Education is a dynamic work environment. We work with undergraduate students from orientation through graduation. Our advisors and career coaches work holistically with students to identify their strengths, clarify their interests, and explore available areas of study in the context of the liberal arts. Pre-health advising exists at the intersection of academic advising and career coaching. The Pre-Health Services Coordinator is charged with developing a strategy to ensure all pre-health students have access to high quality pre-health advising as well as information and experiences that prepare them to be competitive candidates for professional schools.

    This position will also maintain a small advising caseload. Our advising model is one positioned at the intersection of development and learning, drawing on multiple theoretical perspectives in the professional literature (for example, self-authorship, appreciative advising, advising as teaching, high-impact educational practices). Advisors provide students with a balance of support and challenge, engaging in a professional practice that is highly contextualized, nuanced, and responsive to the individual learner’s preparation, ability, and interests. All the while being culturally competent and applying a responsive lens with students who have intersecting identities to align with the broader university and college goals of diversity and inclusion.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Strategic Leadership of the CLA Pre-Health Initiative (35%)
    • Oversee Onboarding, Training and Support of all UGE Staff (15%)
    • Integration of Career and Academic Student Support (20%)
    • Academic Advising (25%)
    • Service and Engagement in Pre-Health (5%)
    Additional details available at the link below.

    Required Qualifications

    ● BA/BS degree plus at least six years of relevant work experience, or master’s degree plus at least four years of relevant experience.
    ● Demonstrated evidence of a commitment to promoting a culture that respects and advances diversity, equity and inclusion.
    ● Capacity to articulate the advantages of a liberal arts education particularly as it relates to healthcare careers.
    ● Familiarity with advising pre-health students including a thorough and nuanced understanding of curricular options, professional school requirements, and engagement opportunities.
    ● Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
    ● Knowledge of leading theories of academic advising and student support.

    Preferred Qualifications

    ● Master’s or PhD or equivalent in a liberal arts discipline, or in higher education, student affairs, college student personnel psychology, counseling, social work, or other field related to advising.
    ● At least five years of college-level advising experience.
    ● Familiarity with liberal arts programs and university-wide student support services.
    ● Experience with mentoring, advising colleagues in specific advising tasks, policies and systems, case consultations, and the development of nuanced decision-making skills.
    ● Demonstrated expertise in working effectively with students with diverse needs and backgrounds by adapting advising strategies within appropriate cultural contexts.
    ● Experience creating change to impact student success.
    ● Experience with creating and delivering training for staff and faculty.
    ● Developing and implementing plans to meet the needs of individuals and groups of students.