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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, committed to diversity in education and employment.