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General Summary Assistant Director of Pre-Health Advising is an advising team member in the College of Science and Health's (CSH) Office of Advising and Student Services (OASS). The Assistant Director advises DePaul students interested in pursuing graduate health professions programs. The caseload for the assistant director of pre-health advising includes pre-professional students, BSN 1st and 2nd year students, Pathways Honors Program students, post-baccalaureate students, and recent alumni interested in graduate health professions programs. The assistant director will create events and opportunities for pre-health students and foster and nurture partnerships with DePaul colleagues and network with external organizations in an effort to build connections and empower students to become well-prepared and competitive applicants for graduate health professions programs. This position will require knowledge of DePaul University and CSH policies and procedures. The Assistant Director will report to the Director of Pre-Health Advising.
Responsibilities & Duties
Advises current DePaul students, including Pathways Honors Program students, recent alumni, and post-bacc students on pre-health advising matters such as course scheduling, prerequisites planning, and extracurricular opportunities during scheduled advising appointments, walk-in advising, group advising sessions and email/phone/remote sessions.
Lead academic advisor for 1st and 2nd year BSN students. Provides education and guidance on graduate-level pre-health fields and programs.
Assists students in exploring pre-professional careers based on interests, skills, and abilities. Intervenes and refers students to resources throughout the University community, as appropriate.
Supports students who have gaps, are struggling with aspects of their graduate health professions application, or are unsuccessful with it while exercising professional discretion and judgment to troubleshoot problems as they arise. Partners closely with other members of the OASS team.
Communicates regularly with advisees about events, volunteering, shadowing, and research opportunities. Communicates current expectations and changes in health professional school admission processes and standards.
Coordinates and Facilities Pre-Professional Workshops and Presentations
Participates at Premiere DePaul, Transition DePaul, and prospective student recruitment events in partnership with the Office of Admission.
Creates and facilitates workshops and group advising sessions on topics of interest to pre-health students such as speaker series events, tours of graduate health professional schools, lunch and learns with health professionals, and end-of-the-year events.
Creates and presents educational workshops in conjunction with campus partners.
Assesses programs and recommends changes to increase value, resources, and participants.
Pre-health Advising Committee (PAC)
Participates on the the Pre-Health Advising Committee. Assists the director or pre-health advising with the coaching of faculty mentors on committee letter writing and advising, preparation and organization of advising materials, and implementation of student interviewing.
Coaches students to prepare for and complete the various aspects of their professional school application.
Advises recent alumni who are eligible for PAC services.
Provides coaching and verbal feedback on mock interviews for students applying to graduate health professions programs.
Collaborates with CSH faculty, advisors, and other staff and the Career Center team on special events, student outreach, and career education activities, especially for students from underrepresented groups.
Partners with non-CSH academic departments, faculty, and campus partners on issues related to pre-health advising and education.
Fosters and nurtures partnerships with health professional school admission personnel and faculty.
Networks with CSH alumni, graduate health professions admission representatives, and healthcare professionals. Represents the OASS at on and off campus recruitment events and at NAAHP and CAAHP events.
Partners with DePaul's TRiO, Office of Multicultural Student Success, and various student clubs and organizations to advocate for and support students from underrepresented groups who are interested in pursuing a graduate health professions program.
Documents advising notes via BlueStar, and collaborates with OASS team members on developing the annual report of advising metrics and student outcomes.
Participates regularly in OASS staff meetings and professional development activities to expand knowledge and maintain currency, including maintaining membership in the NAAHP and CAAHP.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience
Master's degree in higher education, education, health, health sciences, sciences, counseling, student affairs, or related field.
One to three years of advising, event planning, admissions, or equivalent experience, including graduate assistantships, in a higher education setting.
Knowledge of various graduate health professions application processes.
Strong counseling and advising skills
Strong programming and event planning skills
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Strong organization skills
Ability to take initiative
Strong problem-solving skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong presentation skills
Ability to communicate with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff
Knowledge of Microsoft office and web browser tools
Other Skills & Abilities Required
Some evening and weekend hours may be required during peak operation and to participate in recruitment events, student pre-health excursions, student speaker sessions, Commencement, and annual CSH Honors Celebration.
Additional Information For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter.
Salary & Benefits Package:
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