Director of Pre-Med

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 25, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Director of Pre-Med & Pre-Health Advising

About the Opportunity

The Director of Pre-Med & Pre-Health Advising leads university-wide efforts in advising current students and alumni pursuing a professional education in medicine (allopathic and osteopathic), physician assistant, dentistry, optometry, podiatric medicine, veterinary medicine, and as physician assistants, among other pre-med/pre-health fields. The Director will be responsible for the strategic development, implementation, and evaluation of a Pre-Med/Pre-Health advising program that supports student success and positions students as distinguished applicants for admission to professional schools. This is an opportunity to influence the academic and experiential learning opportunities that students experience, which will allow them to successfully transition into professional programs.

This person will provide executive level leadership, vision, and direction to the Pre-Med/Pre-Health Advising Program, will collaborate with academic and administrative departments throughout the University, and with an external committee of professionals in the medical and health sciences. The Director will increase the visibility of the Northeastern's profile and expand affiliations with medical schools. The Director will manage committee of medical and health professionals that will be incorporated in the programming, mentoring, and advising of the program. The Director will contribute to the University's recruitment and retention of high talent students by identifying and developing new student support and experiential learning opportunities.

This position reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor of Teaching and Learning. Work requires occasional evenings and weekends. The Northeastern Pre-Med/Pre-Health Advising Program assists students as they navigate professional program requirements and pursue experiences relevant to their career goals. The Director and program staff recruit students into the advising program; develop and implement a series of workshops, presentations, and special events; maintain a website which provides access to on-line resources, a calendar of events, advise/mentor students in their application processes/packets and more; provide advising services to students and opportunities for networking among students and Northeastern graduates who are current medical and healthcare students and professionals; build and leverage networks to secure experiential learning opportunities for students.

  • Master's degree required, PhD or MD (or other clinical background) preferred.
  • An experienced leader in the medical sciences with 6 to 8 years of progressive experience in leadership, management, and supervision of a team.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of pre-med and pre-health advising and the medical school admissions process.
  • Previous experience in achieving successful outcomes in measures such as increased acceptance rates to medical schools or building partnership agreements with other institutions.
  • Ability to analyze data and identify patterns and trends; ability to implement actions and identify outcomes based on data.
  • Individual must work well in a fast-paced environment and have excellent time-management skills.
  • Strong presentation, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Must have the ability to work well with diverse groups of people and have excellent interpersonal skills.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit is strongly encouraged.
  • The ability to be innovative and execute responsibilities without supervision.
  • Individual must be able to work as an integral member of a team, demonstrate leadership qualities and have the skills and knowledge to manage a project.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships is essential to the position.
  • Ability to build connections and networks to increase experiential learning opportunities for our students.


Strategic Planning and Implementation:
  • Develop and implement model for signature pre-med/pre-health advising program
  • Create system of assessment and outcome measures
  • Increase visibility of Northeastern's profile to medical schools
  • Build affiliations with strategically identified medical schools
  • Collaborate with internal university partners
  • Collaborate with colleges leadership on advising and mentoring practices/activities Build committee of medical and health professionals to be incorporated in the programming, mentoring, and advising of the program
  • Secure experiential learning (clinical, research, service, global, etc.,) opportunities

Program Management:
  • Supervise Pre-Med/Pre-Med/Pre-Health Advising Program staff
  • Oversee department administration/operations
  • Development, implementation, and tracking of goals
  • Represent the department at meetings internally and externally
  • Special projects as needed

Student Recruitment and Retention:
  • Collaborate with college partners on recruiting efforts
  • Represent program during university recruiting events
  • Identify qualified matriculated Northeastern students and recruit them (as appropriate) into the Pre-Med/Pre-Health advising program
  • Develop and execute strategies to increase the number of students from underrepresented populations in the Program
  • Develop strategies to increase retention of high achieving pre-med/pre-health students
  • Develop and executive effective advising and mentoring practices
  • Create and distribute marketing materials to be used by EMSA and colleges for recruiting prospective students

Position Type

Student Services

Additional Information

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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