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Pre-Health Academic Advisor, Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center (Job ID 183397)

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5



College of Literature, Science, and the Arts - Student Academic Affairs


University of  Michigan, Ann Arbor

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Position Description
The Pre-Health Academic Advisor within the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center supports and engages undergraduate students in pursuit of a liberal arts degree, with a speciality focus on pre-health advising. SAA plays a critical role in the undergraduate educational mission of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) at the University of Michigan. As the largest college on the Ann Arbor campus, LSA serves over 17,000 undergraduate students in over 100 degree programs. LSA Student Academic Affairs (SAA) engages students, fosters their success, and upholds academic standards in support of the liberal arts and the University of Michigan community. As a community of higher education professionals, and in collaboration with key partners across the college and beyond, SAA aspires to be a valued resource and leader in support of the academic and personal experience of undergraduate students at the university. Overall, SAA is responsible for helping LSA undergraduates achieve the expectations and rewards of the liberal arts and science education afforded by the college. To accomplish this responsibility, LSA SAA is organized into the following units: Office of the Assistant Dean, Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center, Office of Academic Standards and Academic Opportunities, Advising Information and Communications, and the Testing Accommodation Center.

The pre-health academic advisor in the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center is responsible for the individual engagement of students from orientation to graduation that is grounded in best practices and research in advising and student success. This advisor specializes in the advisement of undergraduate and graduate students who are exploring the health professions and preparing applications to medical, dental, veterinary, nursing, public health, and other health career professional programs. While advising students on a variety of college and university policies, resources, and programs, the pre-health academic advisor will also have responsibility for ongoing communication with advisees that encourages growth and development. The successful candidate will play a key role in motivating and inspiring LSA students to explore and invest in the educational and intellectual breadth and depth of a liberal arts education, both inside and outside of the classroom. They will be expected to build relationships not only with their advisees, but also across the college and university, in order to support the academic and personal experience of the undergraduate student. They will also be expected to cultivate and contribute to a culture that is welcoming, supportive, and responsive to the diverse identities of our students and staff.The academic advisor is expected to maintain an assigned caseload of students as well as advise other undergraduate and graduate students interested in the health professions. They are also expected to collaborate with a team of academic advisors within Newnan and across the university to provide support for students in the college and across the university.

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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume in a single document to be uploaded in the online application. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position, as well as the skills and experiences that directly relate to this position.Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Institution Information
The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA. To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion visit To learn more about LSA’s Guiding Principles visit
The University of Michigan and LSA are committed to the ongoing development of a workplace culture supportive of personal and family life, which includes resources and tools promoting work-life flexibility.The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Required Qualifications
-Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year university
-Demonstrated experience advising or mentoring college students
-Knowledge of the pre-health professions and the ability to advise pre-medical and other pre-health students within a liberal arts college
-Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, including experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and identities
-Proven ability to successfully work in a collaborative team environment
-Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to establish positive and respectful working relationships with students, staff, and faculty
-Strong written and oral communication skills
-Ability to maintain the integrity of confidential materials and student information

Preferred Qualifications
-Advanced degree in a liberal arts field, higher education, or area of study affording understanding of the undergraduate student experience
-Degree in a science or health-related discipline
-Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
-Knowledge of the purposes and objectives of a liberal arts education
-Familiarity with higher education student information systems and their applications in academic advising