The Academic Advisor and Healthcare Programs Coordinator maintains and manages student pre-nursing and pre-dental hygiene programs and other pre-professional health programs advising caseloads, in addition to general student advising. This involves, in part:
- Meeting with advisees each term to discuss and offer guidance regarding academic and career goals.
- Develop coursework plan for pre-professional prerequisites with advisees and monitor progress. Ensure students understand the difference in EOU Institutional Graduation Requirements versus pre-professional prerequisite requirements and professional school admission requirements and entrance exams, such as the GRE, MCAT, VCAT, DAT.
- Establishes and maintains all advising records within EOU’s CRM program for pre-dental hygiene and pre-nursing students. Maintains Banner information about program advisees.
- Work with faculty within students’ chosen discipline.
Communicate changes in pre-professional application processes, timelines, etc. to students, faculty, and community campus.
Attends meetings and communicates via letters, emails, and phone conversations with partnership programs and other professional programs regarding prerequisite requirements, application processes, timelines, admission procedures, etc. Provides referrals to partnership programs. Serves as the liaison between EOU students, faculty, administrators, and partnership programs and schools.
Explores and presents to Pre-Professional Healthcare Program Chairs and faculty new opportunities for pre-professional students. Develops and oversees pre-professional opportunities for students, web pages, check sheets, and other documents.
Serves as a liaison works to develop community partners to establish volunteer and job shadowing opportunities. Oversees volunteer and job shadowing courses for students. Works closely with representatives from pre-professional schools for on-site presentations to EOU.
Develops and conducts student orientation and registration workshops for pre-professional students during SOAR dates. In addition, meets individually with students to provide such information for pre-professional programs and all university programs.
Serves as “point-person” for new student inquiries into EOU pre-professional health fields served by CSTMHS and CAHSS majors. Meets with prospective students and provides an outline of prerequisites and interface with EOU degree information. Coordinates efforts with the Admissions Office and other campus offices.
Serves as an advisor for the student Pre-professional Health Club.
Responsible for reviewing pre-professional partnership articulation agreements and impact upon courses in all Colleges, and provides input to Provost and Deans when appropriate. Responsible for generating accreditation report information for pre-professional programs and serves on the Accreditation Standards Subcommittee for Standards 2 & 4.
Establishes and monitors advisee caseloads for faculty within the division, assigns advisees to these faculty using SIS Banner and notifies students, assist faculty advisors in various aspects of academic advising, including conducting institutional credit evaluations, meeting with students in the faculty member’s absence, and performing program credit evaluations for students.
Determines how to best administer general advising for most science programs. Identify training and advising needs, and develop programs accordingly, working closely with the CSTMHS Dean.
Develops a faculty Advisor Training Program and trains all faculty advisors in the pre-professional healthcare programs. Also provides substantive leadership concerning university-wide advising planning. Develops and administers assessment program.
Works closely with other advising coordinators within all EOU Colleges in addition to other campus departments such as Admissions, Academic Standards Committee, Registrar’s Office, Financial Aid Office, the Advising Center to coordinate activities and develop policy. Serves as advising contact for students campus-wide. Responsibility for all related advising operations serves as an advisor and a resource for faculty, students, and other administrators. Minimum Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s Degree in a related field required and;
- 2 years experience working with colleges and professional schools, student success initiatives, and related areas.
- Must satisfactorily complete EOU criminal and credential background check. Having a criminal history is not an automatic bar to employment.
- In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Eastern Oregon University will not sponsor applicants for employment visas.
- Knowledge of professional institutional partnership programs, such as OHSU, other health professional schools, and professional organization’s application processes. Possess knowledge of professional school entrance exams, preparation, deadlines, and application process.
- Knowledge of EOU academic policies and procedures, curriculum requirements, major requirements, institutional requirements, and the ability to interpret and articulate clearly and precisely these policies and requirements to students.
- Membership to National Association of Advisor for the Health Professions, Inc. (NAAHP).
- Membership to the National Association of Academic Advising Association (NACADA) is strongly encouraged.
- Effective communication and interpersonal relationship skills and public speaking skills.
- Possess strong organizational skills, the ability to make decisions, set goals, evaluate program plans and materials, and motivate students.
- Skills in Banner SIS, EOU’s CRM computer program, Degreeworks, and FAST.