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  • Assistant Director, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)

    The Health Professions Advising Center (HPAC) at Cornell, a central unit that works in close partnership with the individual college advising offices, offers professional advisement and support to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students on the Ithaca campus, as well as to recent alumni interested in exploring and pursuing careers broadly in the health professions, including medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, physician assistant, public health, nursing, veterinary medicine, etc. HPAC is currently seeking two (2) Health Professions Advising Assistant Directors. The Health Professions Advising Assistant Directors are two of three central positions (with additional pre-health advisors located in the colleges and units) that are responsible for guiding students on their individual journeys toward a career in the health professions, from initial healthcare career exploration through the professional school application process. Our goal is to help our students find their unique niche as part of the health-related workforce that increasingly reflects the needs and diversity of our society.

    The Health Professions Advising Assistant Directors will work under the leadership of the Director of the Health Professions Advising. The central office is transitioning to be organizationally situated within the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, embedding HPAC in the heart of the academic enterprise to facilitate strong connections with the academic and career advising community across the colleges, schools, and units. The Assistant Directors will be instrumental partners to the Director in reimagining health professions advising at Cornell by enhancing existing services and creating innovative advising, programming, and mentoring opportunities for students. The HPAC staff will build upon existing valued partnerships across the colleges, schools and units on the Ithaca campus, as well as Weill Cornell Medicine in NYC, the Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program with Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM), The Rockefeller University (RU), and the Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research (SKI).

    Primary responsibilities for the Health Professions Advising Assistant Directors include: Creating innovative programs, resources, and services to support students’ exploration of possible pathways in human clinical or animal health professions; advising students and alumni on the curricular and co-curricular requirements, as well as interviewing skills and other essential traits needed to be competitive candidates for admission to postbaccalaureate programs and professional schools; evaluating student progress toward meeting these requirements; collaborating with on and off-campus partners to offer outstanding services to students.

    These positions are located in Ithaca, New York and the successful applicants will work on the Cornell campus. The Director may allow periodic hybrid work schedules depending on the needs of the center and students.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's Degree, 2 years to 4 years of college advising, pre-health advising, pre-professional advising, health professions admissions, or related experience or equivalent combination
    • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, including experience supporting students from diverse backgrounds, identities, and abilities that are underrepresented in STEM disciplines and health care professions
    • Proven ability to successfully work in a collaborative team environment
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to establish positive and respectful working relationships with students, staff, and faculty
    • Ability to synthesize and interpret data that will inform decisions aimed at aligning advising services to student and faculty needs
    • Experience utilizing and applying technology to enhance the student advising experience
    • Strong written and oral communication skills; Strong presentation skills for small and large groups
    • Excellent strategic thinking and organizational abilities; demonstrated ability to manage multiple short- and long-term projects
    • Commitment to maintaining the integrity of confidential materials and student information

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Advanced degree in Education/Higher Education, College Student Affairs Administration, Psychology, Public Health, STEM disciplines or a related field that provides perspective on the undergraduate student lived experience and pre-health career interests
    • Familiarity with pre-health application portals (AMCAS, AADSAS, AACOMAS, CASPA, PT-CAS, VMCAS, OTCAS)