Associate Director for STEM and Healthcare Advising
Location: Lewiston, Maine
Internal Number: 492706
Title: Associate Director for STEM and Healthcare Advising
The Associate Director for STEM and Healthcare Advising (The Associate Director) serves as a leader within the Bates Center for Purposeful Work (The Center), aligning their work with the mission, vision, and values of The Center. The successful candidate could perform the duties as either full-time or part-time (as a job share), depending on applicant’s qualifications, experiences and interest. Please indicate your preference in written materials. The Center for Purposeful Work is committed to a creative approach to recruiting and retaining talented members of our team.
The Associate Director works with students over their four years who are interested in exploring careers in STEM fields and healthcare. This is primarily accomplished through one on one and group advising. A second, and equally important responsibility is working with campus colleagues, alumni and parents to organize, design and offer high impact programs to introduce students to careers in STEM fields and healthcare through job shadows, internships, roadshows and industry spotlights.
The Associate Director will have an understanding or experience in a related industry and of the graduate education necessary to succeed in medical and STEM fields. The Associate Director collaborates closely with the Faculty Fellow for Medical Studies, Healthcare and STEM Advising, faculty from relevant departments (e.g. Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics & Astronomy) and Advancement and Admission colleagues to identify and cultivate internal and external experiential opportunities for students to explore interests in healthcare and STEM fields.
The Associate Director maintains a caseload of students and alumni, advising them on all aspects of the career development process. This could include general career counseling; search and application processes for job shadows, internships and jobs after graduation; interview prep; alumni networking; and providing feedback on personal statements for graduate and professional schools. Appointments are conducted on campus, via Zoom and telephone, and the Associate Director maintains case notes on an internal tracking platform.
The Associate Director will develop an understanding of the non-academic experiences required for successful medical school and other pre-health program admission, to best advise Bates applicants. This includes cultivating relationships with current professionals in healthcare, behavioral sciences and STEM related careers.
The Associate Director develops and utilizes electronic communications to disseminate information on medical, health, and science topics, internships, and jobs to students and alumni.
The Associate Director will demonstrate experience in the career and intellectual development of undergraduates enrolled in a selective liberal arts and sciences program.
The Associate Director will work in conjunction with the pre-law and pre-business advisors on programming related to graduate and professional school advising.
3-5 years of relevant experience which could include: direct career or academic advising in an educational setting; work in a STEM related field; work that applicants feel is relevant to the skills required in the position description.
Skills and Knowledge
Commitment to equity and inclusion, and serving the needs of a culturally and educationally diverse community.
Benefits: Bates College offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits (health, dental, sick leave, 24 days of vacation, 2 personal days, 13 paid holidays, dependent care subsidy, free parking, access to library and athletic facilities & more), and a supportive, collegial environment in a drug and smoke-free workplace.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Bates College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and providing an educational and work environment free from discrimination. The college prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status and other legally protected statuses in the recruitment and admission of its students, in the administration of its education policies and programs, or in the recruitment of its faculty and staff. Bates College adheres to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity laws and regulations. All college faculty, staff, students, contractors, visitors, and volunteers are responsible for understanding and complying with the Non-Discrimination Policy.
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Bates is internationally recognized as a leading liberal arts college, attracting 2,000 students from across the U.S. and around the world.
Since 1855, Bates has been dedicated to educating the whole person through creative and rigorous scholarship in a collaborative residential community. Committed to opportunity and excellence, Bates has always admitted students without regard to gender, race, religion, or national origin.
Cultivating intellectual discovery and informed civic action, Bates prepares leaders sustained by a love of learning and zeal for responsible stewardship of the wider world. Bates engages the forces — intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology — that are transforming higher education and the world into which our students graduate.
Bates has highly competitive admissions, graduates over 90 percent of its entering students, and more than half of its alumni earn graduate degrees. Bates employs 200 faculty members and 550 staff.
The college is proud of deep roots in the Lewiston/Auburn community, Maine’s second-largest urban area with a population of approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful, 133-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, an emerging city with an entrepreneurial climate, a lively arts scene, and a dynamic business community. Bates is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 350 miles north of New York City.
Founded in 1855, Bates is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, with a long history of commitments to principles of human dignity and diversity.Since its inception, Bates has been a coeducational, nonsectarian, residential college with special commitments to academic rigor and to programs and opportunities by qualified learners of all backgrounds. Historically, Bates students and graduates have linked education with service, leadership, and obligations beyond themselves.Bates has highly competitive admission, graduates over 90% of its entering students, and over half of its alumni earn graduate degrees. Bates has 1,700 students, 200 faculty members and 550 staff and administrative employees.The College is proud of its strong involvements in the Lewiston-Auburn communities, Maine’s second largest urban area, with a population of approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful, 109-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, Maine, a lively small city enjoying an exciting economic and cultural revitalization. With an engaged citizenry, lively arts scene, and historic downtown, this walkable city is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 340 miles north of New York City.