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Part-Time Preprofessional Advisor- Health and Law Professions

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Position Information

Job Title Part-Time Preprofessional Advisor- Health and Law Professions
Job Description

Reporting to the Dean of Studies and Student Life, the Preprofessional Advisor will work as a member of a team including faculty, students, staff, and both internal and external professionals to provide advising and application support to undergraduate students interested in graduate level study for careers in health, (including medicine, dentistry, nursing, PA, PT, OT, veterinary medicine, optometry and other allied health professions) and legal professions. This role is a part time role, 21 hours per week, 12 month position with benefits.

Essential Duties Summary

General Advising
o Serve as a general advisor to all Pre-Health and Pre-Law students; create pathways for students to obtain academic advising from faculty advisors.
o Meets with faculty at least twice per term to review student progress, advising processes and program implementation.
o Offer career counseling and advising with regards to health/legal careers.
o Provides information and resources to students pertaining to health professions program admissions and law school admissions.
o Communicates advising extensively and efficiently with students by email and listserv.
o Partner with academic programs and administrative areas to develop opportunities for students to receive mentoring, research, internship, volunteer, tutoring and shadowing opportunities.
o Provide students with relevant information regarding LSAT and MCAT preparation, networking opportunities and scholarship/fellowship programs.
o Collects transcripts of identified students after each term.
o Maintains list of students identified as interested in health and legal profession and responsible for initiating ongoing communication with these students.

Application and Committee Process
o Serves as primary point of contact for professional programs and assists students with admission requirements, including: course selection and sequencing, recommended co-curricular activities, required entrance exams, completion of applications, and coordinates the College Medical Committee letter process as well as collection of letters of recommendation from outside sources for students.
o Reviews applicants’ personal statements, resumes and conducts mock interviews to familiarize students with multiple phases of the application process.

Program Coordination
o Organizes programming and works with current students to further promote their knowledge of the health and legal professions (e.g. information sessions, professional school events and panel discussions); advises pre-health student organizations.
o Organizes MCAT and LSAT preparation sessions.
o Creates and maintains resource database to assist students in locating shadowing/volunteer opportunities with professionals.
o Plan, facilitate, and evaluate topically relevant programming and workshops (e.g., guest speakers, alumni panels, career-focused symposia)
o Plan and lead off-campus meeting trips and site visits
o Cultivate opportunities for students to explore avenues for service in the field
o Establish relationships with and engaging alumni and friends of Sarah Lawrence College who work in the health and legal professions
o Maintains current program websites, handouts and social media platforms.
o Collaborates with campus constituencies to share key information and develop marketing plans for programs.

Additional duties:
o Establishes and fosters relationships with medical schools, law schools and other higher education partners.
o Represent the College at admissions and orientation events and communicate as needed with medical, other health profession schools, and law schools
o Maintain data and statistics of the number of pre-health and pre-law students, applications and acceptance rates.

Required Qualifications

o Master’s degree preferred.
o 3-5 years of related experience in health professions advising.
o Knowledge of the full range of health professions and law school programs, and the requirements for admission to those programs.
o Ability to work as part of a team and/or collaborate with colleagues.
o Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with faculty, health care providers, alumni, employers, and staff.
o Ability to drive and manage multiple projects simultaneously
o Ability and willingness to support, respect and commit to embracing diverse backgrounds, values and points of view to build a strong and inclusive community including faculty, staff, students and constituents.

Preferred Qualifications

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S00071P
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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. CV/Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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