Appointment: Regular, part-time (0.5 FTE) position
Position Summary: The Health Professions Advisor serves as the initial contact for students, alumni, and prospective students seeking information regarding health professions advising at Puget Sound. This individual advises pre-health students and alumni on all aspects of preparing for and applying to health professions programs. The advisor also works with the Health Professions Advising Committee (HPAC) Chair and committee members to schedule meetings, group advising sessions, and mock interviews with applicants.
Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
Advise students and alumni (both individual appointments and group sessions/events) on pre-requisite coursework, planning, and course scheduling while designing each session to meet the unique needs of individuals from a variety of backgrounds
Meet with applicants one-on-one and in groups to develop individual timelines and review application components while evaluating applicant qualifications and readiness
Coordinate and schedule mock interviews with applicants and HPAC members; collect and maintain confidential evaluations
Works with applicants and the HPAC chair throughout the application process
As first point of contact for office, meet with prospective students, answer phone, and respond to department emails
Communicate with pre-health students through a weekly e-newsletter and correspond with applicants, alumni, and HPAC members on a daily basis
Plan, promote, execute, and attend events for pre-health students
Showcase department events and student/alumni achievements through the HPA bulletin board and website
Cultivate community contacts to identify opportunities for students to volunteer and gain experience
Develop and maintain knowledge of a wide variety of health professions
Collect data, track statistics, and maintain records for pre-health students and applicants
Develop and maintain records on health professions scholarships and their recipients as well as recipient outcomes
Maintain confidential recommendation letter files for applicants, working with HPAC Chair on drafting committee letters and submitting letter packets to application services
Manage and update Health Professions Advising website as a means of reaching prospective students/families as well as current students and alumni
Develop advising resources (both electronically and in print) and maintain current materials
Other duties as needed
Track Health Professions Advising budget (4312)
Student advising experience and/or familiarity with health professions careers
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Compassion and tact
Must be able to travel to yearly advisor meeting
Must be available for some evening and weekend work
Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community
Compensation and Benefits: Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations.
This position is non-exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Application Deadline: Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than September 4, 2019 to ensure consideration.
Letter of Interest
Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.
All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry and if applicable for the position, drug screen, physical test and functional assessment.
We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.
We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.
We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.
About Puget Sound Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nations most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit 'About Puget Sound' (http://www.pugetsound.edu/about) to learn more about the college.
As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA
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Puget Sound is a highly selective liberal arts college located in Tacoma, Washington. Founded in 1888, the University of Puget Sound is rich in history and traditions enjoyed by generations of students, faculty, and community members. Puget Sound offers a four-year curriculum in the liberal arts tradition with more than 50 traditional and interdisciplinary programs as well as selected graduate programs that build effectively on a liberal arts foundation.