Under the supervision of the Director and Assistant Director of Pre-Professional Advising, the Pre-Professional Programs Advisor will support and advise students and alumni interested in pursuing careers in the health and/or law professions. The Program Advisor will also contribute to the preparation of individualized cover letters and letter packets for applicants to health professional programs.
The Program Advisor will be an appropriately experienced higher education professional, well informed about the range of undergraduate courses and programs available at the University. They must be an effective problem solver, accustomed to working independently, and capable of prioritizing and completing administrative tasks related to academic programs.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Advises students and alumni interested in health and/or law careers, including medicine and dental medicine, both independently and in collaboration with advising colleagues.
2. Contributes to the preparation of individualized cover letters and letter packets for applicants to health professional programs.
3. Assumes primary responsibility for assigned workshops and programming elements (e.g., Husky Health Foundations, Chat with Alumni, Application Elements, Group Advising, Dinner with Doctors).
4. Assists in planning and implementing additional co-curricular activities, workshops, and programs, as assigned.
5. Coordinates specific office operations for the Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Advising Office; processes necessary paperwork, records (including student records), and files required to support the office’s programs.
6. Advises or co-advises student organizations affiliated with pre-health fields.
7. Provides administrative and technical support as well as program logistics for program staff and students.
8. Responds to inquiries from students, faculty, and others regarding program policies, procedures, and requirements, making referrals as appropriate.
9. Monitors student progress and compliance with program requirements and standards.
10. Assists in writing and/or editing informational and publicity materials, electronic and print.
11. Provides information regarding various specialized programs as well as requirements and opportunities relevant to health professional preparation.
12. Serves as a resource for students, faculty, parents and others having questions about programs or academic policies; makes referrals as appropriate.
13. Performs related duties as required.
• Bachelor’s degree in counseling, education, or a related field.
• 5 years’ experience working with undergraduate students in a professional advising and counseling role. 1 year of experience must be serving as an advanced team member.
• Demonstrated experience planning, coordinating, and implementing program services and activities.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage multiple short- and long-term projects.
• Proven ability to manage and perform administrative functions.
• Experience working with diverse, underrepresented, and/or first generation students.
• Proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
• Ability to successfully advise undergraduate students and to interpret educational records and data related to student academic performance and progress.
• Willingness and ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours as needed to support program events and activities.
• Master’s degree.
• Professional work experience at a large university.
• Experience working with high-achieving students in an advising capacity.
• Work experience in a health-related and/or legal field.
• Professional experience with supervision of student staff.
• Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot problems that interfere with the student's academic progress and experience in working to effectively to resolve them.
• Experience with assessment and program evaluation.
• Proven ability to work independently and to solve problems and approach challenges in a flexible and/or creative way.