Assistant Director, Health Professions Advisor - The Career Center
The Career Center
Location: Champaign, Illinois
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Career Development Services
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 1010970
Job Summary Multi-faceted role that coaches students one-on-one and in groups with a particular focus on health professions advising; coordinates career development programs and workshops; and fosters relationships with key campus partners and/or external stakeholders. Supervises paraprofessional student staff who deliver peer-to-peer services, workshops, and programs. Part of a collaborative and innovative team committed to career development and success of all Illinois students. They must be passionate about interacting with students, thrive in a team environment, and be committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Duties & Responsibilities
Direct Service to Students • Advise and coach pre-health students as they explore, prepare for, and apply to health professions/programs, such as medical/dental/pharmacy school, which includes personal statements, application reviews, and interview assistance • Develop and deliver workshops and programs for pre-health and graduate school-bound students • Coach students one-on-one and in groups regarding career exploration and planning, employment/internship search, and graduate school preparation and application • Provide content for and maintain learning management system
Outreach and Engagement with Key Stakeholders • Coordinate events and strategic partnerships with admission reps and health related community agencies • Collaborate with campus partners to deliver services and programs for pre-health and graduate school bound students • Develop, maintain, and actively cultivate relationships with campus partners and other stakeholders who contribute to career development services and programs • Oversee the planning and execution of?events, such as the Graduate and Professional School Fair, open houses, orientation programs, or other similar activities, with a focus on pre-health students and engagement with admissions representatives • Deploy outreach strategies to engage historically excluded and marginalized students • Contribute to development and implementation of collaborative pre-health initiatives in partnership with the broader career services or advising community at Illinois
Supervision, Administrative and Management • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise paraprofessional student staff who deliver peer-to-peer services, workshops, and programs • Assess, analyze, and report on engagement and impact of services and programs and facilitate continuous improvement • Contribute to the design, creation, and maintenance of print and online resources • Create and deliver presentations for a variety of audiences, including parents, campus partners and external colleagues about The Career Center • Serve on The Career Center, Student Affairs and/or campus committees, task forces, work groups, and advisory committees • Participate in professional development activities and associations, as well as participate in continual training to stay up to date on trends in health professions admissions
· Bachelor's degree · One (1) One year of training and/or work experience in student programming or student career development in an academic environment · Demonstrated experience creating and facilitating educational programs, workshops, and/or delivering public presentations · Demonstrated experience working with culturally diverse populations and working collaboratively in a team environment
Note: Master's Degree in an area consistent with the duties of the position may be substituted for one (1) year of work experience.
Preferred Education: • Master’s degree • Educational background in counseling, education, student affairs, human resources or related field • Credentialed as a career coach or counselor through one of the national career development organizations
Preferred Experience: • Experience with pre-health advising • Experience in higher education, career coaching/advising, and/or working with college students • Experience that demonstrates knowledge of admissions requirements and preparation strategies for graduate and professional programs • Experience that demonstrates understanding of career and student development theory and practice • Experience developing and maintaining professional relationships • Experience planning, implementing, managing, and evaluating educational programs
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Excellent verbal, public speaking, writing, and listening skills with ability to clearly articulate thoughts and ideas • Openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity to cultural differences, and the ability to interact with all people, understand individual differences, and relate with a diverse student population • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills with ability to exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues and make data-informed decisions • Demonstrate personal accountability, effective work habits, and ability to handle multiple work priorities • Ability to work within a team structure while leveraging the strengths of others to achieve common goals • Ability to build and sustain relationships with colleagues and stakeholders?