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  • Assistant Director, Auburn University (Auburn, AL)

    The College of Sciences and Mathematics seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Director of Pre-Health Programs. This position is responsible for managing the Pre-Health Programs in the College of Sciences and Mathematics and will oversee specialized academic advising, counseling, and programmatic offerings for students considering Pre-Health professions.

    With more than 75 percent of students as biomedical sciences majors, The College of Sciences and Mathematics prepares students to pursue their dreams of helping others through the medical profession.

    To learn more about Pre-Heath Advising Program visit: https://www.auburn.edu/cosam/departments/student-services/pre-health/index.htm

    Essential Functions:
    • Essential Functions include but are not limited to:
    Advising students on the application process for Pre-Health programs including anesthesiologist assistant, dental, medical, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, and physician assistant programs. In addition, conducting virtual and in-person meetings to inform students about the Pre-Professional Advisory Committee (PPAC).
    • Regularly participates in professional development activities and creative endeavors, including, but not limited to, the National Association of Advisors for Health Professionals (NAAHP), membership with Alabama Health Professions Advisors (AHPA), as well as participation with AU Biomedical Sciences Oversight Committee. Responsible for attending industry conferences, seminars, and webinars to stay current with any changes to the application process for health professions programs.
    • Assists in the recruitment of Pre-Health students, to include representing the programs at campus-partnered events and meeting prospective students.
    • Assists in the planning and execution of activities and events for Pre-Health students, to include serving as an advisor for the AU Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) Health Pre-Professional Honor Society and as co-advisor for the Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy Club (PTOTC). Assists with online proctoring of practice Medical College Admission Tests (MCAT). Coordinates and schedules mock interviews for pre-dental, premedical, pre-optometry, and pre-pharmacy school students with admissions representatives from Alabama dental, medical, optometry and pharmacy schools. Attends Camp War Eagle to speak to all Pre-Health freshmen as well as attends Department of Biological Sciences seminars to speak to Pre-Professional Non-Thesis Master’s students.
    • Collects and reports academic program and student testing data for the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (ADAA), which are used in the annual Biomedical Sciences Assessment Report.
    • Provides work planning and supervision for all Pre-Health staff to include the Pre-Health Counseling Specialist, Pre-Health Academic Coordinator, and Pre-Health Internship Coordinator.
    • Manages the AU Rural Medicine Program (RMP), to include planning coursework for RMP students; coordinating student schedules with local physician partners; participating in program trips to meetings and conferences; planning program events; and representing the AU programs to various partners including UAB Medical School.
    • Working knowledge of FERPA, AU Policies and Procedures, Curriculum Models for Health Professions, best practices in Higher Education Administration, and the application processes for medical and health programs.

    Minimum Education and Experience

    Education Level:  Master's degree from an accredited institution

    Field of Study:  Higher Education, Biomedical Sciences, or related field.

    Years of Experience:  5

    Area of Experience:  Progressively responsible experience in an advisory role within higher education or closely related area.

    Requirements for Additional Job Levels

    Alternate Minimum Education and Experience (If available)
    Education Level:  Indicated education is required; no substitutions allowed

    Years of Experience:  Indicated experience is required; no substitutions allowed

    Minimum Skills and Abilities:  Excellent written and interpersonal communications skills are required. A commitment to building an inclusive and diverse community is also required.

    Desired Qualifications:  Experience in advising or career counseling of students seeking admission to Pre-Health professional schools is desired.