Academic Advisor Pre-Health - Western Kentucky University
Western Kentucky University
Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Internal Number: 147426
Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Staff Posted On: Tue May 10 2022 Job Description:
Purpose of Position
The Pre-health Academic Advisor is the Ogden College of Science and Engineering (OCSE) advisor for pre-health professions students. The Pre-health Academic Advisor performs a variety of highly complex advising duties that require a high level of initiative, accuracy, judgment, knowledge, and discretion as necessary to support students in pre-health professions programs. This position reports to the Associate Dean.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are customary for this position but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned at the discretion of the dean (or designee).
Develop academic plans that meet the requirements for the particular professional schools (medicine, dental, pharmacy, optometry, veterinary, etc.).
Remain current and knowledgeable concerning the ever-changing landscape of health professions advising.
Maintain membership in the National Association of Advisors for Health Professions (NAAHP).
Serve as the academic advisor for pre-health professions students in OCSE.
Monitor progress toward application including MCAT prep, job shadowing, service, and committee development.
Track student applications to and acceptances into health profession programs.
Assist with operations of Pre-Health Advisors Committee.
Network and maintain connections with admissions staff at the various health professions schools in our region.
Contribute to recruitment and advising initiatives in the college such as T.O.P., Master Plan, Preview Day, and Head for the Hill.
Coordinate professional school visits by their representatives with appropriate groups of students.
Maintain web page for the OCSE Health Professions Advising Center (wku.edu/wkuhpa)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Considered Essential for Success
Capability to maintain the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, accountability, cooperation, and customer service.
Ability to plan, schedule, and prioritize work activities and assignments to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in meeting required deadlines (i.e. successful project management).
Possess and demonstrate strong interpersonal communication skills with an ability to work with a wide spectrum of individuals in a diverse setting.
Possess excellent listening, written, and verbal communication skills.
Possess computer literacy and proficiency to include Microsoft Office Suite.
Strong decision making and problem-solving skills.
Master's Degree in higher education student affairs, educational administration, counseling or related field and at least one year of academic advising experience OR a Bachelor's degree and at least three years of academic advising experience.
Salary: $38,000 - $40,000
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