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  • Advisor, Pre-Health, Rowan University (Glassboro, NJ)

    Rowan University is seeking an Advisor for Pre-Health Programs to provide exceptional support and enhance opportunities for students in pre-health related fields including medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, physical and occupational therapy, and other health professions. The Advisor will provide individual advising and workshops for students and will support health-related student organizations and multiple communication strategies for the Office of Pre-Health Programs. The Advisor will work closely with the Coordinator of the Office of Pre-Health Programs in designing and implementing multifaceted initiatives and will be an active partner in collaborative efforts across Rowan’s academic Colleges, two medical schools, and University and community support and pipeline programs. The Advisor will be a key partner in building opportunities at Rowan for pre-health students individually and collectively through advising, proactive intervention and communication, and expanding co-curricular opportunities including through student organizations and experiential learning activities such as service projects, mentoring programs, internships, research, and clinical experiences. This position reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs in the Office of the Provost.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    • Develop and implement pre-health advising strategies based on best practices, including integrated support with students’ primary program advisors
    • Provide proactive and holistic advising support to students with interest in a health profession including those in the Pre-Med Minor, 3+4 programs, and other related curricula
    • Work closely with the Coordinator to develop advising and other educational resources for pre-health students to ensure student preparation for admission to a wide range of programs in health professions and to assist with recruiting and welcoming a diverse population of students
    • Serve as an advisor for health-related student organizations and initiatives
    • Strengthen undergraduate professional development and co-curricular programming via numerous channels such as designing and delivering workshops on a variety of careers as well as processes and criteria for applying to medical and other health professional schools; engaging with a Living Learning Community; developing and promoting service, mentoring, research, and clinical experiences; and planning events such as panel discussions for current or prospective students, visits from graduate and professional schools, career and test preparation workshops, etc.
    • Develop and use tools and resources to communicate and promote opportunities to students, including websites, social media, print material, a newsletter, etc.
    • Enhance processes for data collection and reporting for multiple indicators of pre-health students’ opportunities, post-graduate placement, and quality of preparation, with a focus on equitable access and outcomes and continuous program improvement
    • Assist the Coordinator in guiding students for admissions to professional school including ensuring that students understand the prerequisite course requirements; are prepared for standardized exams, application essays, and interviews; and know about how to obtain appropriate clinical and community service, internships, research experiences, and letters of recommendation and to select appropriate schools to target
    • Work with academic departments to recommend courses and course content to meet evolving admissions requirements of pre-health careers and to establish academic pathways in a wide range of majors for students interested in health professions
    • Collaborate with academic and student success partners across the University in academic Colleges/Schools, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, including pre-college pipeline programs and post-baccalaureate programs across all of Rowan’s campuses
    • Collaborate with student success offices at Rowan including University Advising Services, Office of Career Advancement, Disability Resources, and ASCEND for coordinated support for students in pre-health programs and with the Divisions of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Strategic Enrollment Management; and Advancement to improve pre-health opportunities for all students
    • Represent Rowan University at Open Houses and other student recruitment efforts
    • Develop and build relationships with stakeholders and admissions members at local health professions schools
    • Engage in professional development activities, including but not limited to, memberships in professional organizations; attendance at conferences, workshops, and training sessions; stay current with information technology skills
    • Position may require some evening and weekend activities
    • Perform other related duties as assigned

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Three (3) years of professional experience working with students in a post-secondary educational institution or other appropriate educational setting
    • Master’s degree in a related field

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Demonstrated success in advising or leading a pre-health program or related area with extensive knowledge of requirements for successful applicants to competitive programs in medicine, dentistry, veterinary, and other health professions is strongly preferred
    • 3 to 4 years of professional experience.
    • Ability to engage and build strong support for Rowan’s strategic vision for pre-health programs
    • Demonstrated commitment to and ability to implement organizational change related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
    • Understanding of national higher education and pre-health education trends
    • Strong leadership, communication, organizational, and analytical skills with a track record in working successfully with internal and external constituents to support quality health education at the pre-college, undergraduate, and post-baccalaureate stage
    • Demonstrated facility with designing and implementing data tracking, assessment, and program improvement
    • Experience working with students with a variety of academic interests and abilities
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and/or Google word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software, e-mail, student information systems (i.e. Banner, DegreeWorks, Starfish)
    • Working knowledge of NACADA Advising Core Competencies