Pre-Health Academic Senior Advisor – Provost Office (Pre-Health Advising)

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Pre-Health Academic Senior Advisor – Provost Office (Pre-Health Advising)

Job ID 24633

Location Hunter College

Full/Part Time Full-Time



The Senior Pre-Health Advisor (SPHA) reports to the Director of
Pre-Health Advising and is a member of the Pre-Health Committee. As such, in addition to providing one-on-one and group student
advising, the SPHA serves undergraduates, alumni, transfer students, and second degree students in all phases of their graduate health
professional school development and preparation. The SPHA develops and delivers content-driven presentations through skills
building seminars and other events that (i) supports students in transitioning to and sustaining academic success in a
STEM-intensive academic environment, and that (ii) educates students in how to be competitive applicants to the health professions.

Due to the difficulty in achieving a competitive application to graduate-level health professional schools, the SPHA must also be
able to collaborate with the student’s advising team, which includes the academic and major concentration advising staff, as well
as professional school administrators.

In individual advising appointments, the SPHA engages with students from their
orientation through their preparation and acceptance to graduate health professions school. This entails guiding students through
a cogent plan of science and math courses, evaluating the progress of students through regular meetings and helping students with
academic recovery skills when necessary.

Further, the SPHA advises and supports students in participating in profession-specific
activities that confirm to the student and to the admitting schools the student’s decision to pursue their professional
career choice and to help the student identify gaps in their professional school application process. The SPHA must also maintain a
working relationship with offices and departments across the university, including Advising, Career Development, and the
Wellness Center.

The SPHA serves as a resource to students in the development and submission of their main and secondary
applications, personal statements, school choice, application timing, mock interview skills, professional school selection, and financial
aid evaluations. As well, in service to  our students, the SPHA serves as a resource to deans, directors and administrators of
graduate professional schools.


• Offers one-on-one, group, and drop-in advising
sessions with current, incoming and transfer students, as well as with alumni for the purpose of evaluating their progress
in Pre-Health-related academics, extracurricular work and activities, and advice regarding record-enhancing special masters and
post-bacc programs.

• Responds to the consistently high volume of email communication with students seeking Pre-Health
assistance, as well as internal and external correspondents.

• Provides guidance and education on graduate-level health
professions fields and programs, so that students learn and develop an understanding of the various careers in healthcare and
their application requirements, processes, and procedures.

• Uses the team approach to trouble-shoot and to resolve issues as
they arise.

• Possesses a highly productive and strong work ethic and the highest ethical standards

• Initiates,
designs, and delivers workshops and events in support of pre-professional skills development, student success, stress management,
application processes and areas of interest to students.

• Assesses Pre-Health Program seminars and events to improve the
delivery of information and ensure student retention and reflection.

• Documents advising sessions with individual
students, as needed.

• Facilitates the development of personal statements for applications to health professions schools,
including creating and delivering seminars to aid in idea formation and organization; edits copy and challenges applicants to submit
the most comprehensive statement and application.

• Designs and creates coaching materials and constructive feedback to
assist students in preparing for health professions school interviews.

• Promotes student success and retention
individually and in teams by participating on committees that promote student guidance and development.

• Participates in
staff meetings that serve the department and larger student population by expanding the knowledge base of the admissions process of
programs within the health professions.

• Serves as a member of the Pre-Health Committee with regard to the preparation
and review of Committee Letters and Letter Packets for application to graduate health professions programs, as well as the
representative of the office and college at conferences and initiatives.

• Assists in additional related duties and special
projects that relate to the scope of the position.


Bachelor’s degree and four years’
related experience required; Master’s degree in education, higher education, or counseling strongly preferred; relevant experience may
substitute for advanced degree. Availability to work evenings and/or weekends required.

The ideal candidate will also have the

 • Prior experience advising Pre-Health undergraduate students of diverse ethnic and socioeconomic

 • Proven record of working effectively with students, alumni, faculty, and employers

Proficient computer and web-based skills

 • Related university or professional experience

 • Experience
with CUNY First, Navigate, Blackboard, and website content management

 • Strong student success orientation, ability to
assume responsibility, take initiative, and learn new skills, and work well both independently and in teams

 • Proven
ability to design and present well organized and informative programs/ workshops

• Well-developed organizational skills: ability
to manage time and handle multiple projects at once

 • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Docs

 Vaccine Requirement

Candidates will be required to provide proof
of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be
considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their
final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.


Provides expert and/or specialized academic counseling a diverse student population. – Offers
comprehensive advisement to full-time and part-time students- Works with other academic affairs staff as well as enrollment and student
affairs to assist students to declare majors and select appropriate courses- Monitors students’ performances and takes appropriate action if
necessary; resolves students’ problems regarding curricular requirements- Develops academic plans and performs graduation audits- Provides
information to students regarding student support services, college policies and program procedures and guidelines- Facilitates workshops;
assists with other department activities such as course scheduling- Establishes and maintains student advisement files; prepares activity
reports and analyses- May supervise extramural activities, such as internships and community service; may assist with accreditation efforts
as needed- May provide career and transfer services and/or specialized program counseling- May supervise junior advising and/or clerical
staff- Performs related duties as assigned. Job Title Name: Senior Academic Advisor


Education Assistant




Salary commensurate
with education and experience, within approved range for this position ($51,242 to $68,861).

CUNY’s benefits contribute
significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of
health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off.
Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a
lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


Applications must
be submitted online by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website To search for this vacancy, click on SEARCH ALL POSTINGS
and in SEARCH JOBS field, enter the Job Opening ID number 24633Click on the “APPLY NOW” button and follow the application instructions.
Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should follow the instructions to set up an
account. Please have your documents available to attach into the application before you begin. Note, the required material must be
uploaded as ONE document under CV/ Resume (do not upload individual files for a cover letter, references, etc.). The document must be in
.doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters – also DO NOT USE SYMBOLS (such as
accents (é, è, (â, î or ô), ñ, ü, ï , –, _ or ç)).Incomplete applications will
not be considered. Please include:- Cover Letter and/ or Statement of scholarly interests- Curriculum Vitae/ Resume- Names and contact
information of 3 referencesUpload all documents as ONE single file– PDF format preferred.


search will remain open until the position is filled. The committee will begin reviewing complete applications on July 22, 2022.
Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered if the position/s remain open after initial round.


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