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Director Pre-Health Programs Office (#520)

Date Posted:
04/04/2017
Type/Department:
Staff in Pre-Health Program
Search Status:
Position Filled - not Accepting Applications
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Mount Holyoke College is currently searching for a Director of our Pre-Health Programs Office to coordinate and lead our efforts in advising and mentoring undergraduate and postbac students and alumnae interested in a range of health-related careers.

POSITION SUMMARY (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES)

-Oversee and participate in the academic and career advising of undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students considering a broad range of clinical health careers, including human and veterinary medicine, dentistry, physical therapy and nursing.

-Manage the office budget and personnel, including a full-time office coordinator and a half-time pre-health advisor.

-Design workshops, panels and other programming germane to the diverse interests of pre-health students.

-Partner with local hospitals and clinics to help students secure relevant practical experience

(e.g., clinical and research internships).

-Identify, contact, schedule and host admissions representatives and regional healthcare professionals (including alumnae) for campus visits.

-Chair the Faculty Committee on Health Professions and build relationships with faculty and staff so as to maintain a high standard for academic advising and the academic experiences and trajectories of our pre-health students. Ability to teach a course in a pre-health curriculum a plus.

-Support students and alumnae throughout the application cycle by providing guidance on application preparation, coordinating application dossiers and conducting practice interviews.

- Organize marketing and admissions procedures for the post-baccalaureate premedical program;

serve as Chair of its Admissions

-Work with faculty and the Professional and Graduate Education (PaGE) Division to strengthen our postbaccalaureate, pre-medical program.

QUALIFICATIONS

-Advanced degree in an appropriate field.

-Excellent writing and speaking skills and the ability to work with diverse constituents on and off campus (e.g., students, faculty, staff, alumnae, health professionals).

-Strong leadership and vision.

-A demonstrated commitment to principles of community and diversity, and the ability and desire to effectively and consistently relate to a diverse student population

-Enthusiastic about working with students and committed to working with a diverse student body and fostering an inclusive environment.

-Has relationships with medical schools and other allied health organizations.

-Knowledge of pre-health curricula and appropriate preparation for a career in health sciences.

Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of institutional excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups, including faculty, staff, and administration of color, diverse gender identities, first generation college students and individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college, and individuals with a demonstrated leadership commitment to including diverse backgrounds and perspectives.