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Health Professions Advisor

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


Academic Advising


Hope College

Date Posted:

Mar 6 2023 3:48PM

Close Date:

March 13, 2023

Position Description

Health Professions Advising plays an important role in helping undergraduates pursue admission to competitive pre-health graduate programs. This position offers an exciting opportunity to be a key contributor and partner with Hope’s Academic Advising team, various academic departments, the Boerigter Center for Calling and Career, the Health Professions Advisory Committee, and the Admissions Office. This is a .6 FTE position.


-Partner with the full-time HPA to ensure consistent advising practices and messaging
-Provide individual advising with students considering health careers including but not limited to, Medicine, Dental, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Chiropractic Medicine. Advising can include admissions requirements for professional schools, course selection, academic major discernment, work and volunteer experience, graduate school applications, and navigating a liberal arts education.
-Support the full-time HPA in teaching sections of IDS 329 Transitions to Health Professions, a course designed to help students explore the qualifications, competencies, and applications for their chosen health profession
-Effectively communicate the expectations and requirements of health profession programs to students and colleagues
-Develop web resources for students to utilize as additional advising tools
-Present on the health professions at various Admissions sponsored events to aid in the recruitment of prospective students.
-Present on the health professions to current students through group advising
-Help develop and promote experiential learning opportunities
-Work with campus partners to raise the profile of the Pre-Health Professions program at Hope College
-Participate with the full-time HPA in professional development, early assurance programs, and other regional and national HPA networks.
-Develop and create on-campus learning opportunities for pre-health students
-Serve on the Health Professions Advisory Committee representing the office of Health Professions Advising

Application Process

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Institution Information

Hope College is a four-year liberal arts college where academic excellence and vibrant Christian faith join together in a supportive and welcoming community. Hope offers an academically rigorous, co-educational and residential education to 3,251 students from 40 states and territories and 25 countries. Affiliated with the Reformed Church in America since its founding in 1866, Hope College is known for its invitational ecumenical Christian atmosphere, friendly campus community, and outstanding academic and co-curricular offerings. Hope's beautiful 120-acre campus is located just steps from award-winning downtown Holland, Michigan, and fewer than seven miles from Lake Michigan. At Hope College, accomplished faculty and staff mentor students to recognize the interconnectedness of the world and cultivate the skills, perspectives and habits that help them flourish inside and outside the classroom. Recognized as a national leader in undergraduate research and scholarship, Hope provides exceptional professional preparation and life-changing educational experiences that equip students for success after graduation. The college has consistently ranked among the nation's top liberal arts colleges and is featured in the book Colleges That Change Lives. Hope College is financially sound, with an endowment of over $296 million and no deferred maintenance, and over $170 million invested in the construction of new facilities during the past 15 years. Since 2015, the college has completed five new buildings – the Kruizenga Art Museum (2015), the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts (2015), the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center (2017), the van Andel Huys der Hope home for the college's Campus Ministries programs (2019), and the Jim Heeringa Athletic Center (2021). In 2021, Hope College launched the Hope Forward initiative, which seeks to raise $1.2 billion over the next ten years. This bold vision will fully-fund tuition for students at Hope. Hope College is a community that aspires to be faithful, welcoming and transformational. Accordingly, the college is committed to being a place where all experience a sense of belonging. Students of all faiths — and no faith — are welcome at Hope, as are students of all racial and ethnic backgrounds. 20% of the student body identifies as a race other than white. On Hope's campus, there is broad understanding that, in order to best prepare students for lives of leadership and service in a global society, the college must have diversity among its faculty and staff. Twenty-four percent of Hope's tenure-track faculty are from underrepresented groups, coming from both the U.S. and abroad.

Additional Information

This position requires remaining in a sitting or standing position for frequent periods of time; uses office machinery such as a computers, printers, copy machines; Occasionally involves moving items over 10 pounds; frequently will move between different offices/workspaces/buildings; and requires effective communication abilities. In the case of temporary or permanent condition(s) that require(s) accommodation(s), reasonable accommodation(s) may be requested.

Contact Information

Emily Baker Health Professions Advisor 616.395.7950


Required Qualifications


-Masters level education in science/health-related area, counseling, higher education/student affairs, or related area. Or equivalent education and experience. -Experience in academic advising and/or significant natural and applied science course familiarity -Knowledge of the health professions -The ability to handle interruptions in a fast-paced office environment -Exceptional interpersonal communication and writing skills -Possess computer skills including Google Suite, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher -Ability to excel as a team player and also take ownership of her/his own work -Commitment to the goals and character of a Christian liberal arts college

Preferred Qualifications

See above