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  • Pre-Health Professions Advisor - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - Chattanooga, TN

    Job Description:
    This academic advisor will be responsible for developing and coordinating a comprehensive pre-health advising program and providing academic advising for students interested in pursuing a pre-health professions career (i.e. pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy, etc.). Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required.

    Responsibilities include the following:
    • Meeting one-on-one with current students, prospective students, and alumni interested in applying to healthcare programs.
    • Designing and delivering group advising sessions targeted at pre-health students at various stages of the pre-health exploration and application process.
    • Providing information and support to students regarding healthcare careers and program admission requirements, standardized test preparation, admission essays, reviewing and selecting programs, etc.
    • Advising new students during freshmen and transfer orientation sessions, assisting with new student course preregistration, and presenting a session to freshmen interested in healthcare careers.
    • Collaborating with academic departments, faculty pre-health advisors, and health practitioners within the community to coordinate campus-wide efforts to share pre-health information with students.
    • Serving as the point-of-contact for individuals at regional/national health professions programs.
    • Tracking and reporting professional school application/acceptance information on pre-health students.
    • Creating and coordinating healthcare-related campus/community advisory committees; collaborate with faculty in academic departments and build/maintain relationships with regional healthcare programs.
    • Creating and maintaining healthcare advising website, print resources for students and advisors, internship/shadowing/clinical opportunities for students.
    • Tracking pre-health students’ progression while enrolled at UTC as well as application/matriculation data for applicants who apply to pre-health programs.
    • Additional duties include covering general walk-in hours, etc. 

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Master’s degree required. Must have a work background in higher education setting working with students’ academic needs, providing advising services, and coordinating support services. Must have excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills; self-motivated and able to work independently; ability to work effectively with students, parents, faculty, staff, and community members of all cultural backgrounds and experience levels; attentiveness to detail, strong organization skills, with the ability to prioritize multiple requests and handle them in an efficient and timely manner; flexibility and willingness to adapt to the needs of the position/office as they arise; ability to thoroughly understand and abide by federal and university guidelines regarding student confidentiality requirements; proficient use of computers.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Preference given to academic advising in higher education as their primary job responsibility for a minimum of three years. Experience advising for professional healthcare programs preferred. Demonstrated responsibility for advising programs (such as organizing student programs, planning advising-related events, preparing materials for students) preferred. Prefer experience with relevant higher education software programs and pre-health portals including Banner, Degree Works, Navigate/EAB Student Success Collaborative, and Professional Application Portals (AMCAS, AADSAS, PharmCAS, etc.).