Job Description: The pre-health academic advisor in the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center is responsible for the individual engagement of students from orientation to graduation that is grounded in best practices and research in advising and student success. This advisor specializes in the advisement of undergraduate and graduate students who are exploring the health professions and preparing applications to medical, dental, veterinary, nursing, public health, and other health career professional programs. While advising students on a variety of college and university policies, resources, and programs, the pre-health academic advisor will also have responsibility for ongoing communication with advisees that encourages growth and development.
The successful candidate will play a key role in motivating and inspiring LSA students to explore and invest in the educational and intellectual breadth and depth of a liberal arts education, both inside and outside of the classroom. They will be expected to build relationships not only with their advisees, but also across the college and university, in order to support the academic and personal experience of the undergraduate student. They will also be expected to cultivate and contribute to a culture that is welcoming, supportive, and responsive to the diverse identities of our students and staff.
The academic advisor is expected to maintain an assigned caseload of students as well as advise other undergraduate and graduate students interested in the health professions. They are also expected to collaborate with a team of academic advisors within Newnan and across the university to provide support for students in the college and across the university.
-Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year university
-Demonstrated experience advising or mentoring college students
-Knowledge of the pre-health professions and the ability to advise pre-medical and other pre-health students within a liberal arts college
-Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, including experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and identities
-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
-Strong written and oral communication skills
-Ability to maintain the integrity of confidential materials and student information
-Advanced degree in a liberal arts field, higher education, or area of study affording understanding of the undergraduate student experience
-Degree in a science or health-related discipline
-Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
-Knowledge of the purposes and objectives of a liberal arts education
-Familiarity with higher education student information systems and their applications in academic advising
Salary ($49,000-$51,000) is commensurate with direct advising experience.