Williams College* Health Professions Advisor (Part-time) in Williamstown, Massachusetts

Health Professions Advisor (Part-time) Career Center Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts with easy access to the culturally rich cities of Albany, Boston, and New York City. The college is committed to building and supporting a diverse population of approximately 2000 students, and to fostering an inclusive faculty, staff and curriculum. Williams has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its students. Roughly 31% of the students currently enrolled at Williams have self-identified as "premedical" with the Registrar. This cohort includes students who eventually apply to a health professions school, most likely in their first five postgraduate years. Thus advising requirements last for several years and the office must maintain extensive files in order to support applications at any time to professional programs for training in medicine (allopathic and osteopathic) dentistry, veterinary medicine, graduate nursing programs, public health, and sciences. Williams College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. In your cover letter, please highlight your experience with and commitment to supporting diverse and inclusive communities. We seek a part-time (10 hours per week) Health Professions Advisor reporting to the Director of Science & Health Professions Advising. The individual will advise undergraduates and alumni interested in the health professions, particularly medicine. The Adviser works closely with academic departments to deepen partnerships and encourage development of students' graduate and professional plans. In addition to advising, this position will serve as a member of the Health Professions Committee and support the director in interviewing, evaluating, and composing letters of recommendation for students in the committee process. The position requires close contact with students, academic advisors, faculty members, and medical schools. It is preferred that candidates for the position hold a Masters or higher degree. Experience with academic advising and familiarity with medically-related fields is highly desirable. Exceptionally strong writing and presentation skills are essential. For optimal consideration please submit cover letter and resume by August 31, 2018, review of resumes will continue until filled. Band 19. Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable. To apply for this position, please visit staff-careers.williams.edu. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-4247 or email at hr@williams.edu. Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts with easy access to the culturally rich cities of Albany, Boston, and New York City. The College is committed to building and supporting a diverse population of approximately 2,000 students, and to fostering an inclusive faculty, staff and curriculum. Williams has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its students. Please visit the Williams College website (http://www.williams.edu). Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.