FamilyCare Pre-Health Director
FamilyCare Pre-Health Director
Posting Number: R0003572
Location: Salem Campus
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Willamette University seeks a Director of its Pre-Health advising program, housed in the Career Development Office in the undergraduate College of Arts & Sciences. The position is a 12-month full-time administrative appointment and will be known as the FamilyCare Pre-Health Director. This position reports to the Director of Career Development.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Supported by a generous endowment from FamilyCare Health, the Pre-Health Director will assist students in the College of Arts & Sciences in all phases of their exploration and career decision-making in the fields of Clinical Healthcare and Public Health, including education, co-curricular experiences, and postgraduate opportunities. Building on a thriving faculty-led program of long standing, the Director will both coordinate existing activities surrounding preparation for and application to graduate and professional schools, and also develop new opportunities to meet the needs of our growing body of students interested in the health professions. Work will involve advising students individually and in groups; liaising with and supporting faculty; and connecting with external partners to develop internships and other enrichment opportunities. The Director will be responsible for some independent teaching as well as collaborating with faculty on other presentations in and out of the classroom. The Director will also be responsible for a variety of administrative functions, from creating advising materials through maintaining accurate databases and participating in assessment of the program.
Job Responsibilities Include:
- Advise individual students and alumni throughout their career
decision-making process, supporting career discovery, experiential
learning, internships, research, and application
- In partnership with a faculty advisory committee, this
individual will chair the committee and assist students and alumni
in their application process for medical school and other
health-related graduate programs. This will include advising and
coaching students, operationalizing and coordinating a process to
write letters of recommendation, and running a practice interview
- Support admissions in the recruitment of prospective pre-health
students, which may include participating in a scholarship
selection process and responding to student and parent
- Plan and implement pre-health and public health career-related
programming on and off campus
- Oversee the distribution of summer research/internship fund
distribution in collaboration with the Director of Career
- Provide academic advising to supplement faculty advising, and
develop and lead workshops to enhance advising
- Establish relationships with faculty, staff, alumni, business
and community stakeholders to generate new opportunities for
- Ensure complete and accurate data collection and analysis
related to student and alumni interested in health-related careers,
including outcomes data
- Maintain knowledge of ongoing developments in admissions exams
(MCAT, DAT, PCAT, PA-CAT, GRE, etc.), timelines and
- Connect with graduate and professional programs to construct
curriculum maps and assisting students in
- Research, develop, assess, and maintain internship and research
opportunities locally and regionally
- Maintain website and printed materials for pre-health and
public health programs in collaboration with faculty and student
- Other duties as assigned
The successful candidate will possess:
- Master's Degree in a relevant field; PhDs are welcome to
- Two or more years of career development/academic advising or
equivalent experience, preferably in a pre-health
- Strong presentation and workshop facilitation skills, for both
small and large audiences
- Background working with and supporting students from
underrepresented and marginalized identities
- Competency with learning and using software and software
programs, google drive, and other technological platforms such as
Handshake, Workday, LinkedIn, etc.
- Personal initiative and an ability to manage projects
simultaneously, to set priorities and follow through
- Evidence of experience in successful outreach towards, and in
cultivating and working with, community partners and relevant
- Outstanding organization and time management skills
- Knowledge of modern data management practices and excellent
- The ability to work effectively in a team environment, as well
as to initiate partnerships across operational units
- A strong commitment to Willamette's mission and to the
importance of Willamette's relationships with its
- The ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
regarding sensitive materials and information.
Typical Work Schedule:
Monday-Friday 8:30-5pm, some evenings and weekends
Physical Demands & Working Conditions:
Typical work is performed indoors in a normal office environment
Salary Range: $60,000 - $65,000
Review of applications will begin June 1, with the role remaining open until filled.
All University positions require that candidates submit to a criminal conviction record check prior to hire. Conviction does not automatically preclude candidates from being hired. Nature of conviction will be considered relative to the duties of the position.
You will need to upload the following two documents as part of your application materials in the "My Experience" section labeled Resume:
- Cover letter addressing the required/desired qualifications and
presenting any other applicant characteristics which deserve
- Current Resume
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Apply online at https://willamette.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/willametteuniversityjobs/job/Salem-Campus/FamilyCare-Pre-Health-Director_R0003572
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