Duties / Responsibilities
• Offers one-on-one, group, and drop-in advising sessions with current, incoming and transfer students, as well as with alumni for the purpose of evaluating their progress in Pre-Health-related academics, extracurricular work and activities, and advice regarding record-enhancing special masters and post-bacc programs.
• Responds to the consistently high volume of email communication with students seeking Pre-Health assistance, as well as internal and external correspondents.
• Provides guidance and education on graduate-level health professions fields and programs, so that students learn and develop an understanding of the various careers in healthcare and their application requirements, processes, and procedures.
• Uses the team approach to trouble-shoot and to resolve issues as they arise.
• Possesses a highly productive and strong work ethic and the highest ethical standards
• Initiates, designs, and delivers workshops and events in support of pre-professional skills development, student success, stress management, application processes and areas of interest to students.
• Assesses Pre-Health Program seminars and events to improve the delivery of information and ensure student retention and reflection.
• Documents advising sessions with individual students, as needed.
• Facilitates the development of personal statements for applications to health professions
schools, including creating and delivering seminars to aid in idea formation and organization; edits copy and challenges applicants to submit the most comprehensive statement and application.
• Designs and creates coaching materials and constructive feedback to assist students in preparing for health professions school interviews.
• Promotes student success and retention individually and in teams by participating on committees that promote student guidance and development.
• Participates in staff meetings that serve the department and larger student population by expanding the knowledge base of the admissions process of programs within the health professions.
• Serves as a member of the Pre-Health Committee with regard to the preparation and review of Committee Letters and Letter Packets for application to graduate health professions programs, as well as the representative of the office and college at
conferences and initiatives.
• Assists in additional related duties and special projects that relate to the scope of the position.
Bachelor's degree and four years' related experience required; Master’s degree in education, higher education, or counseling strongly preferred; relevant experience may substitute for advanced degree. Availability to work evenings and/or weekends required.
The ideal candidate will also have the following:
• Prior experience advising Pre-Health undergraduate students of diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds
• Proven record of working effectively with students, alumni, faculty, and employers
• Proficient computer and web-based skills
• Related university or professional experience
• Experience with CUNY First(PeopleSoft), Navigate, Blackboard, and website content management
• Strong student success orientation, ability to assume responsibility, take initiative, and learn new skills, and work well both independently and in teams
• Proven ability to design and present well organized and informative programs/ workshops
• Well-developed organizational skills: ability to manage time and handle multiple projects at once
• Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Docs
Master’s degree in education, higher education, or counseling strongly preferred