Director, Pre-Health Professional Programs (REVISED)
Wright State University
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Internal Number: 18306
Affirmative Action No.:: 23P305
Department:: Student Success
Minimum Annual or Hourly Rate: 60,000
This position provides oversight and direction for the Center for Pre-Health Professional Programs and facilitates daily operations within the Center and supervises professional staff. The Director of Pre-Health Programs is responsible for the creation of learning and engagement opportunities for students to explore a variety of pre-health professions, and providing support and strategies to enhance student learning and promote student success, while working closely with academic colleges and the medical school, colleagues across campus, and outside constituents. In conjunction with other members of the campus community including Enrollment Management, the Registrar's Office, and Student Affairs, the Director will collaborate on a variety of student success and retention initiatives to support University goals, as well as represent the Center on University committees and at University events, such as orientations, enrollment events, and in communications with prospective students.
Minimum 5 years of related experience in advising, academic support, or working directly in a health-related field that involved educational programming or support.
One year of supervisory or leadership experience.
Experience in a supervisory or leadership role within an academic advising or support setting.
Knowledge of current trends and issues in the health-related field.
Certification or professional development in advising, counseling, or a related area.
Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills; strong oral communication skills; excellent organization skills and attention to detail.
Experience with university computer systems or similar computer technologies, i.e. BANNER Admin, DARS, EAB-Navigate.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Must work collaboratively with a team on issues of student success and have an understanding of student retention.
Essential Functions and percent of time::
Manage system to monitor pre-health students' persistence and progress toward academic and career goals (and providing support for alternative pathways when applicable); recruits outstanding students into the program. Develop, manage and implement program events, workshops, mentoring and test prep courses. Coordinates post-bac certificate and co-major programs. Supervise peer mentors and test prep instructors. (30%)
Serves as the lead for the Medical Scholars program; identify qualified students, work with undergraduate colleges and staff to address issues or make changes to the program/process. (20%)
Create, manage and implement processes, presentations and materials that provide information about the Center and programs to prospective students and families through programs sponsored by Enrollment Management. (15%)
Conduct data analysis on acceptance rates into various health professions programs and disseminate the information to applicable individuals across the campus. Analyze and communicate admissions trends at various health profession schools including changes to admission requirements, application process, and admissions tests through membership in NAAHP/CAAHP. (15%)
Wright State University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is committed to an inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.
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Effective July 1, 2017, per Policy 7230 Wright State University is tobacco-free. Tobacco use, including the sale, advertising sampling and distribution of tobacco products and tobacco related items is prohibited in all university facilities, on all university owned or leased grounds, university owned or operated residence halls and apartments, and at all university sponsored events regardless of location. Tobacco use is also prohibited in all university vehicles or on any equipment owned, leased or operated by Wright State University. This policy applies to anyone on campus including students, faculty, staff, visitors, consultants, vendors, patients, volunteers, and contractor employees.
Wright State University serves nearly 18,000 students and offers more than 230 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional degree programs through eight colleges and three schools. Located in the city of Fairborn in Greene County, Ohio, Wright State is conveniently situated adjacent to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and is less than 10 miles from downtown Dayton. One of our eight colleges, Wright State University–Lake Campus, is a university-operated regional campus on the shores of Grand Lake St. Marys in Celina, Ohio. The Wright State alumni community is more than 109,000 strong. For more information please visit www.wright.edu.