The Office of Health Professions Advising (HPA) at Princeton University supports a diverse student and alumni population preparing for careers in health care, public health, and other healthcare fields. As Princeton diversifies its student body, HPA has collaborated closely with the Office of Programs for Access and Inclusion (PAI) to ensure that first-generation, low-income (FLI) students and those from historically underrepresented backgrounds are well supported. We seek a Health Professions Adviser who will work specifically with first-year and sophomore students to facilitate their transition to Princeton and preparation as future health professionals, who is passionate about supporting FLI and under-represented students. Through individual and group advising, the Adviser will guide students in their academic and co-curricular choices; monitor students’ progress through the premed/prehealth experience; help students understand the diverse opportunities within health professions; and refer students to other resources on campus, as appropriate. The Adviser will be expected to collaborate with a broader advising team within the Office of the Dean of the College, including faculty advisers and professional staff in the residential colleges. The Adviser will work 25 hours per week for 9 months, August through May, starting the week before classes begin. The schedule is flexible but must meet student and office needs. There is potential for summer earnings through hourly work with the Office of Programs for Access and Inclusion, through which the Adviser would provide support to prehealth and STEM-focused students from historically underrepresented and/or FLI backgrounds who participate in initiatives such as the Freshman Scholars Institute (FSI); the Scholars Institute Fellows Program (SIFP) Summer STEM program; and the ACES Fellows program. The position is suitable for an entry-level professional with an interest in student advising, health professions advising, or higher education administration. For full consideration, please apply by November 15. The ideal candidate can start as soon as possible, and no later than February 2020.
Academic and Career Advising:
• Assist prospective and current students in formulating academic plans based on exploration and understanding of their interests, skills, and values in conjunction with the academic curriculum and cocurricular opportunities, and career interests.
• Provide workshops and facilitate programming on prehealth topics for first-year and sophomore students.
• Develop awareness of the diversity of opportunities in health-related professions and work with students to consider which paths may be most aligned with their values, abilities and interests, including health-related careers outside of medicine.
Student Organization Support:
• Maintain communication with and provide guidance for health-related student organizations.
• Work as part of a team to achieve established goals in collaboration with campus and community partners.
• Perform additional responsibilities based on strengths and interests of HPA.
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-Experience engaging with students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds and historically underrepresented communities and programs that support them.
-Demonstrated ability and passion for advising, encouraging, and inspiring a diverse population of students.
-Excellent written and oral communication skills.
-Excellent organizational skills. -Self-motivation and ability to work independently, along with willingness and ability to take direction.
-High personal and professional standards representative of Princeton’s commitment to excellence.
-Ability to work on a flexible schedule as needed; this will include work on evenings and weekends.
-Experience with academic advising or career development in a liberal arts setting.
-Academic training in a STEM discipline.
-Availability for summer hourly work.
-Familiarity with health professions fields.
-Experience with website and graphic design, Excel, Access, and Powerpoint.