NATURAL SCIENCES & PRE-HEALTH CAREER COACH

NATURAL SCIENCES & PRE-HEALTH CAREER COACH

Req #: 189403 Department: UW BOTHELL - STUDENT CAREER SERVICES Job Location: UW Bothell Posting Date: 04/29/2021 Closing Info: Open Until Filled Salary: Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Shift: First Shift Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.

Although open until filled, priority application date is May 19, 2021. As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

Located in the heart of the Puget Sound region, the University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. The campus is committed to increasing access to an excellent UW education and preparing students to be leaders throughout Washington and beyond.

UW Bothell provides students a participatory, cross-disciplinary experience grounded in hands-on learning, community-based research, close relationships with faculty as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success.

The campus offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degrees. Current enrollment is approximately 6,000 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, more than 40% are first-generation college attendees, and more than half are students of color.

The University values hiring faculty and staff who have demonstrated experience and ability to work successfully with diverse student populations and who can contribute to a campus culture that promotes equity among colleagues.

Diversity and inclusion are core values at UW Bothell. Our work begins with the acceptance and celebration of the differences that are represented through the many diverse and minoritized communities on our campus and in the surrounding community. We recognize that we are bound together in a collective experience and that our actions impact all in our community. When we focus on the lives of the most marginalized groups among us, we also create conditions of equity, justice and academic excellence for everyone.

The three priorities of the University’s current Strategic Plan - Increasing Access, Achieving Excellence are to: strengthen diversity and equity, enhance community and campus engagement, and advance cross-disciplinary teaching and scholarship.

In addition to having award winning faculty and staff, UW Bothell has been recognized for innovations in academic programming and support services designed to help students graduate on time and debt-free. It has also earned both recognition and awards for its work in the area of environmental sustainability.

Student Career Services in Student Affairs Department has an outstanding opportunity for a Natural Sciences and Pre-Health Career Coach.

The Natural Sciences and Pre-Health Career Coach will provide advising for students pursuing graduate health & life sciences professional programs, pathways and manages related campus initiatives and activities. The position is responsible for collaborating with leadership and academic programs to provide accurate and quality customer service to potential and matriculated students, and for contributing to the retention and progression of the health & natural sciences degree-seeking and meta-major pathway students.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Advising:
  • Advise students interested in health professions (including medicine, pharmacy, physical and occupational therapy, dental, and veterinary school) and natural sciences pathways.
  • Instruct students on prerequisites entering health & natural sciences professions and on application processes.
  • Proactively advise students to understand and consider multiple career pathways.
  • Provide career advising support to the health & natural sciences meta-major pathway students.
  • Provide counsel to prospective applicants – communicate via email, telephone, teleconference, and in-person visits.
  • Provide assistance on preparing for graduate-level entrance exams such as the MCAT, DAT, VMCAS, etc.
  • Guide students in defining graduate and professional school options, identifying successful search strategies, developing a resume, portfolio, personal statement, and interviewing skills.
  • Maintain pre-health website with resources for students including shadowing opportunities, information about related programs, degree maps, meta-major pathways, etc.
  • Advise relevant student clubs and organizations.

    Administration, Recruitment & Retention:
  • Collaborate with key curriculum committees (especially STEM, NHS) to identify important gaps in the UW Bothell curriculum needed to support the retention and progress of health & natural science students.
  • Collaborate with Academic Advisors to identify and address challenges for students’ academic/pre-professional progression.
  • Manage pre-health shared email inbox and communication.
  • Develop and host programming to connect health & natural science students with professional development, employment, and graduate school opportunities.
  • Manage campus initiatives and activities regarding health & natural sciences career information to all students.
  • Manage health & natural sciences newsletter, connecting and informing students of relevant programming.
  • Maintain a database to track pre-health students embedded in other programs.
  • Create reports on successful graduate school applicants.
  • Partner with campus advisors, faculty, and leadership to ensure that health & natural sciences students follow an appropriate course of study. Liaison to STEM departments and other advisors.
  • Serve as professional liaison to and collaborate with health programs from UW health sciences and UW Seattle Career & Internship Center
  • Responsible for maintaining electronic database entry of student information.
  • Participate in first-year orientation activities to provide information about health & natural science options.
  • Keep abreast of market trends, industry shifts, and stakeholder interests; collect, evaluate, assess and report data related to health & natural sciences professions.
  • Attend recruiting events.
  • Assist with administrative tasks related to the smooth operation of the department.
  • Assist faculty with making curricular decisions that would affect students oriented to health & natural science professions.
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 3 years’ experience within health care/natural sciences or higher education student advising.

    Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Proven ability to function as a motivated, enthusiastic member of a team committed to student/customer success.
  • Demonstrated commitment to collaboratively working with students, faculty, and staff individually and in groups in a positive, realistic, and effective manner.
  • Demonstrated experience working with a diverse community and commitment to diversity and social justice
  • Excellent group presentation skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Computer literacy including the ability to develop web-based resources and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of student/customer records.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritize/organize work, and manage a heavy workload with frequent interruptions.
  • Flexibility to occasionally work evening or weekend programming and events.

    DESIRED:
  • Master’s or Professional degree.
  • Experience in health care recruiting, or research, or talent development.
  • Experience working with employer, industry, or professional degree program stakeholders.
  • Experience advising students on graduate and professional school application/admissions procedures for health care programs, or related experience.
  • Experience developing/implementing workshops or other programming aimed at supporting minoritized students/underserved populations.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
  • The Natural Sciences & Pre-Health Career Coach is expected to attend major student activities and events held on campus and in the local community. The person has regular and frequent contact with students engaged in a variety of clubs and organizations (including committees and boards). This position requires frequent contact with faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • A work schedule that fluctuates due to after-hours and weekend activities, meetings, recruiting, and graduation events which occur occasionally.

    Application Process:
    The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

    The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, and activities. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made to UW Bothell's Organizational Excellence & Human Resources team at uwboehr@uw.edu.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law .



Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability , and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu .

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