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  • Pre-health Advisor, Boston University (Boston, MA)

    Duties / Responsibilities

    The Pre-Health Advisor provides mentorship to undergraduate pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-veterinary, and pre-health students progressing towards degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences and in other colleges at the University. The Advisor works independently with students, handling matters ranging from academic and administrative issues to career goals and professional school applications.

    The Advisor is responsible for managing resources available and the development and implementation of programs that:
    Support students exploration of health related careers.
    Improve academic success, and programs that educate students about clinical, research, volunteer, and internship opportunities.

    In addition, the Advisor assists in programs related to the recruitment and retention of pre-health students and represents the College and pre-health programs at meetings with perspective students and their families.

    Minimum Qualifications

    A cover letter is required for consideration.

    Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree preferred (a Bachelor's degree with 5-8 years of experience in counseling, academic advising, student affairs, higher education administration, or related field may be substituted).

    -Ability to work independently as well as work collaboratively with colleagues in the Pre-professional Advising Office.
    -Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing, and administrative skills to interact with students, alumni, staff, faculty, prospective families, and any guests.
    -Ability to prioritize tasks, exercise sound decision-making, and understand when to seek additional help and guidance.
    -Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to analyze and resolve issues.
    -Keen attention to detail.
    -Ability to handle confidential information and maintain discretion.
    -Demonstrated computer proficiency and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and Zoom (web conferencing), online scheduling and productivity systems (e.g. Handshake, Blackboard, Appointy, Canva), website maintenance (Word Press), and cloud-based software systems such as Google Workspace, and/or the ability to learn new technologies quickly and efficiently.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree preferred (a Bachelor's degree with 5-8 years of experience in counseling, academic advising, student affairs, higher education administration, or related field may be substituted).