The Office of Pre-Professional Programs and Advising serves undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni of the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering pursuing professional education in medicine, other health professions, and law. At The Johns Hopkins University, pre-law and pre-health advising includes advising students and alumni as they pursue their career goals, assisting students with course selections, designing and implementing workshops, creating and promoting resources, serving as a liaison to key academic departments and schools, and establishing and cultivating relationships with admissions deans/directors at professional schools.
We are seeking an Assistant Director who is an experienced advisor with strong communication skills and an ability to guide students as they reflect upon their goals, clarify their interests, and make informed and independent decisions. The Assistant Director must also be an inclusive, positive, kind, and hard-working team player who is proud to be part of the Hopkins family and wants students to succeed.
The selected candidate will spend 50% of the time on pre-law advising and initiatives, and 50% of the time on pre-health advising and initiatives.
For pre-law advising, attention will be given to advising all pre-law students and alumni, with a special emphasis on developing and implementing a new pre-law model of advising, programming, resources, and application assistance.
For pre-health advising, attention will be given to advising all pre-med/pre-health students and alumni. In addition, the advisor must have very strong writing and editing skills, as a central component of this position is editing Committee Letters for applicants to medical and dental school.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Advise students and alumni on all aspects of the pre-law and pre-med/pre-health tracks, including course selection, pre-law and pre-health professional school requirements, and gaining relevant and meaningful experiences that best support a student's interests while strengthening a future professional school application.
Communicate advising extensively and efficiently with students in person, virtually, and by email.
Serve as an advisor for pre-law clubs and student organizations on campus.
Support students applying to master's, post-baccalaureate, and related graduate school programs.
Support students in handling uncertainty and disappointment, and redefining goals.
Advise students and alumni regarding the readiness and timing of their applications for law, medical, or dental schools.
Assist students and alumni as they navigate the pre-law and pre-med/pre-dental application processes.
Read and edit Committee letters for medical and dental school applicants.
Read and edit personal statements for pre-law, pre-med, and pre-dental applicants.
Coordinate and present workshops pertaining to the pre-law and pre-med application processes, whether in-person or via Zoom.
Develop an advising and programming model for pre-law students and alumni.
Create programming and resources for First-Year Mentors, Resident Advisors, and other groups that work closely with freshmen and sophomores.
Build opportunities for faculty/student mentoring and connections.
Present/facilitate office presentations and workshops, whether in-person or via Zoom.
Collaboration & Outreach
Participate in advising initiatives with the Office of Academic Advising and other campus advising offices.
Represent the office in special programs planned by the office and/or in conjunction with other offices, including First-Year Experience, JUMP, Residence Life, Life Design Lab, Post-bac Premedical Office, and more.
Represent Johns Hopkins University to the admissions offices of professional schools and professional associations, both as an advocate for the Hopkins program as well as an advocate for applicants.
Assist in collaborative efforts with the Center for Student Success to build community for FLI and URM students that includes academic support, mentoring and career exploration.
Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Ability to interact in a professional manner with students, alumni, faculty, prospective applicants, families, law school admissions deans, and medical school admissions deans.
Team player, inclusive, positive outlook.
Ability to take initiative and create new programming.
Ability to multitask and work independently.
Strong collaborative and problem-solving abilities.
Comfortable with assessment and data collection.
Must be able to relate well to a diverse student body, understand the needs of students from underrepresented backgrounds, and be committed to advancing diversity in medical education.
Familiarity with law school advising and the medical school admissions process is helpful.
Work involves occasional evenings and weekends.
Experience with Canvas, Survey Monkey Apply, and Qualtrics is helpful.
Three years experience
*Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
Three to five years of experience working with students in an advising/counseling capacity and a master's degree in counseling, higher education, or related field.
Preference is for academic advising and/or pre-professional advising experience.
Classified Title: Academic Advisor Working Title: Assistant Director Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range: $54,080-$74,390 Annually (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 5 pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/Homewood Campus Department name: Pre Professional Advising Office of Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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