Director, Prehealth Advising

California, United States
$82,517.00 - $82,517.00
Mar 04, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Posting Location:

Claremont, CA


Job Posting Title:

Director, Prehealth Advising


Job Description:

ABOUT POMONA COLLEGE:  Located near Los Angeles, California, Pomona College is widely regarded as one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges. Established in 1887, Pomona College is known for small classes, a challenging curriculum, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of student research and leadership opportunities. Pomona is a member of The Claremont Colleges.


POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the Vice President & Dean of the College, The Director, Prehealth Advising is a key leader in Pomona’s prehealth community. The Director, Prehealth Advising supports students in their exploration of health careers, provides related academic advising, and guides students through the application process for graduate and professional programs. The person in this position will conduct workshops and individual/group meetings to assist current students and alumni in preparation for entrance to various healthcare profession programs. Those workshops/meetings provide information such as prerequisites for programs, the application process, and financial aid. Also provides candidates with feedback on essays, choice of schools, timing of application, preparing for and taking of appropriate entrance exams, and interviewing skills.


The Director, Prehealth Advising will develop and maintain relationships with admission officers at professional and graduate schools to increase the visibility of Pomona College and its students. They will gather up-to-date information on program admission requirements by attending professional meetings, reading websites and listservs, and visiting health professions schools. This person will represent Pomona College at national and regional conferences, as well as campus meetings when their expertise in prehealth advising is necessary.


The Director, Prehealth Advising serves as a member of the faculty committee on Health Sciences and prepares drafts of the Health Science Committee letters of recommendation. This position organizes the faculty Health Sciences Committee and keep the committee apprised of changes in requirements and admission procedures. This position also drafts the Health Science Committee letter and works with the committee to assign level of recommendation.


Other responsibilities include: Provides clear direction and oversight of all department activities in order to develop and achieve annual goals, including budgeting, planning and staff development. Also responsible for monitoring and evaluating direct reports and overall department staff performance and daily assignments. Including supervising an administrative assistant to ensure letters of recommendation are sent to health professions schools in a timely manner, events are organized and manage well, and communication with students, alums and the larger college community is effective. This position also organizes and revises the Prehealth website and maintain social media communication.



  • Education:  Master’s Degree required; doctorate is preferred.
  • Licenses/Certificates: A valid driver’s license or equivalent means of reliable transportation to off-site meetings and events is required. 
  • Experience: A minimum of six years of advising experience is required. Ability to handle all activities and highly confidential information with patience, discretion, good judgment, courtesy and tact while working with people from a wide variety of backgrounds. Must maintain an efficient, collegial, proactive, and inclusive work environment within the office and with collaborating departments. Demonstrates effective, accurate, and clear communication with excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, reading, and leadership skills to supervise, facilitate, motivate, and inspire a highly diverse group of employees, student employees, and temporary workers. Must also assist and communicate well with parents, students, alumni, volunteers, community partners, and other possible stakeholders.

REQUIRED HOURS:  The regular hours for this full-time position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.  Holiday, weekend and evening work hours will/may be required.  Travel will/may be required.  Regular hours may vary due to needs of the College or division.


ADDITIONAL POSITION DETAILS:  Regular, full-time, exempt position. Pay rate: $6,876.45 per month. All staff positions are ineligible for visa or permanent resident card sponsorship. 


POMONA COLLEGE REWARDS: Pomona College offers a wide variety of benefits and perks including health, dental, and vision plan options; paid time off; flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits; tuition assistance; fitness and wellness programs; rideshare incentives; and so much more! 


TO APPLY: For full consideration, please submit your resume, cover letter and writing sample addressing your approach to prehealth advising to a diverse student body by Friday, April 2, 2021.  You may submit both resume,cover letter, and writing sample as one attachment in the My Experience section of the application under the "resume/CV" upload section, or as separate attachments. Once you submit your application, you will not be able to attach additional documents.


Pomona College prides itself in being an open, competitive, and equal opportunity employer. The College is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable state and federal laws on the matter. The College does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care leave status, veteran's status, or any other category described in Pomona College’s Nondiscrimination Policy or protected by law.

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