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Boston University PRE-HEALTH ACADEMIC ADVISOR, College of Arts & Sciences, Student Life in BOSTON, Massachusetts

Join the Preprofessional Advising Office team as a Pre-Health Advisor! The Pre-Health Advisor provides guidance to undergraduate pre-health students (e.g. dental, medical, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant, podiatry, veterinary, and more) progressing towards degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences and all other undergraduate schools/colleges at the University. The Advisor works independently with students, handling matters ranging from academic and administrative issues to career goals and professional school applications. The Advisor also works collaboratively including co-teaching our FY 103 Pre-health Seminar course with another pre-health advisor.

The Advisor will also work with our team to develop and implement resources and programs that support students:

  • Exploration of health related careers Academic success

  • Development of core competencies

  • Participation in clinical, research, volunteer, and other experiential learning opportunities

    In addition, the Advisor assists in programs related to the recruitment and retention of pre-health students and represents the University and pre-health programs and advising at admissions events with perspective students and their families.

Required Skills

A cover letter is required for consideration.

  • Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree preferred

  • 5-8 years of experience in counseling, academic or career advising, student affairs, higher education administration, or related field.

  • Ability to work independently as well as work collaboratively with colleagues in the Pre-professional Advising Office.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing, and administrative skills to interact with students, alumni, staff, faculty, prospective families, and any guests.

  • Ability to prioritize tasks, exercise sound decision-making, and understand when to seek additional help and guidance.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to analyze and resolve issues.

  • Keen attention to detail.

  • Ability to handle confidential information and maintain discretion.

  • Demonstrated computer proficiency and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and Zoom (web conferencing), online scheduling and productivity systems (e.g. Handshake, Blackboard, Appointy, Canva), website maintenance (Word Press), and cloud-based software systems such as Google Workspace, and/or the ability to learn new technologies quickly and efficiently.

    We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, natural or protective hairstyle, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor .

Required Experience