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  • Academic Advisor II, University of Houston (Houston, TX)

    Duties / Responsibilities

    This position will serve as the primary pre-health advisor for pre-health students at the University of Houston, and reports to the Director of the Pre-Health Advising Center. This position involves educating and working with students on academic requirements for health professions programs, gaining admissions into health professions programs, coordinating with other UH units that advise and support students applying to health professions programs, and coordinating programs and events to support students with an interest in health professions programs.

    • Meets with students for individual advising on health professions preparation and information.
    • Maintains thorough records on pre-health students through university software.
    • Assists in maintaining supplemental application materials in an electronic database for medical, dental and other pre-health students.
    • Assists in conducting orientation sessions for groups of incoming pre-health students.
    • Assists in conducting workshops for pre-health students, focusing on assisting students in timely, successful activities in preparing for application to health professions programs.
    • Provides information to, and advises both enrolled and prospective students regarding the academic programs offered by the University or a specific department, including requirements for admission and retention through graduation; may coordinate the work of entry level academic advisors.
    • Advises enrolled and prospective students regarding academic programs and curriculums.
    • Analyzes and processes degree plans, graduation applications, grade change forms, and general petitions.
    • Maintains student files updated throughout their academic careers and makes changes to records as necessary.
    • Analyzes and processes requests for readmission from academic suspension, as well as financial aid reinstatements; provides retention services for students on probation.
    • May assist in conducting orientation sessions for groups of incoming new students.
    • May assist in recruiting high school and community college students and may make presentations at special events.
    • Performs other job related duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelors and 3 years experience

    Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; or the basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline. Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal, directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed. Requires a minimum of three (3) years of directly job-related experience.

    The ideal candidate for this position should possess the following:

    • Higher Education experience.
    • Ability to take initiative, problem solve, exercise excellent judgment, demonstrate critical thinking skills and adapt to shifting priorities in diverse setting.
    • Ability to clearly interpret and implement policies and procedures.
    • Ability to prioritize and multi-task.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Experience with medical school or other health professions advising.