Associate Director, Health and Science

Loyola University-Chicago
September 24, 2023
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Position Details

Position Details


Position Number 8100469 Job Category University Staff Job Type Full-Time FLSA Status Exempt Campus Chicago-Water Tower Campus Department Name CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER Location Code CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER (02045A) Is this split and/or fully grant funded? No Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of Career Communities, the Associate Director for Sciences and Healthcare assists students as they navigate pre-medical and pre- health requirements, select a major, and pursue experiences relevant to their career goals. The position also oversees Sciences and Healthcare career communities, supporting student exploration within the health and science professions, and receiving comprehensive support and guidance for graduate/medical school admission. The Associate Director must also be an inclusive, positive, team player who takes a holistic approach to student success, encouraging students to be reflective in their learning and to demonstrate social responsibility and a commitment to service.

Duties and Responsibilities • Provides leadership for the pre-health professions advising for approximately 2,000 pre-health students and alumni pursuing careers (including but not limited to medicine, dentistry, PA, PT, OT, optometry, pharmacy, veterinary, public health, podiatry, speech language pathology, anesthesiology assistant, etc.) • Supervises the Sciences and Health Career Community that includes healthcare administration, sustainability, natural science research, and clinical health professions. • Lead the design and execution of programming to build awareness of science health professions fields for all students. • Advise students on all aspects of the pre-med/pre-health track, including course selection, pre-health requirements, and gaining relevant and meaningful experiences in clinical settings, community service, and research. • Serve as an advisor for pre-health clubs and student organizations on campus.

• In partnership with other members of the team, serves as a liaison to key academic departments and schools, and cultivates relationships with admissions deans/directors at health profession schools. • Gathers and analyzes relevant data on pre-health graduate admission rates • Oversees development of Pre-Health Professions aspects of the Career Services website, e-mail list serve, and social media marketing with support from the Career Services communications staff.

• Key contact for major events and initiatives related to pre-health professions program. • Represents Pre-Health Professions Program at admissions and orientation events throughout the year, including occasional evenings and weekends. • Attends activities/committees on campus, regionally, and nationally. • Keeps informed of new developments nationally in admissions for pre-health programs. • Assist in collaborative efforts with the Office of Student Success to build community for pre-health students that includes academic support, mentoring and career exploration. • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

Bachelor's degree in related field and at least four -seven years of related experience in career placement.


Required Qualifications • Master's degree in related field and at least three to five years of related experience in career advising, pre-health advising, or a pre-health field. • Must be able to relate well to a diverse student body, understand the needs of students from underrepresented backgrounds, and be committed to advancing diversity in medical and pre-health education • Ability to interact in a professional manner with students, faculty, prospective applicants, medical school admissions deans • Team player, inclusive, positive outlook • Ability to take initiative and create new programming

Preferred Qualifications • Focused attention in Medicine, Arts & Sciences, Higher Education, or responsibilities closely related to the medical health profession is preferred. • Four to seven years of experience working in a college or university advisory role. • Familiar with topics in pre-health advising, such as AAMC Core Competencies, holistic review, MCAT preparation, mock interviews, etc. • Strong writing and editing skills.


Masters degree

Computer Skills

Proficient in career management platforms such as Handshake

Supervisory Responsibilities Yes Required operation of university owned vehicles No Does this position require direct animal or patient contact? No Physical Demands None Working Conditions None Open Date 08/03/2023 Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As one of the nation's largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, Loyola University Chicago fosters a transformative cultural experience that honors diversity, equity, and inclusion . We are committed to not only recruiting, but also retaining a diverse, mission driven workforce and enabling a culture of inclusiveness in an environment that values service excellence, stewardship, personal well-being, and professional development for all of our employees. Loyola University Chicago supports its staff and faculty with a wide array of affordable, comprehensive and competitive benefits centered on health and wellness, financial security, equity, and work-life balance. We actively seek those who wish to join our faculty, staff, and students in a community of diverse opinions, perspectives, and backgrounds supporting our Jesuit mission and striving toward the same goal of being persons for and with others.

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