Job Positions

Pre-Health Advisor (Academic Advisor II)/219265

Categories: Southeast Region 4



Pre-Graduate and Pre-Professional Advising


Georgia Institute of Technology

Date Posted:

July 1 2020

Close Date:

July 13 2020

Position Description
The Academic Advisor II (Pre-Health Advisor) works with students and alumni who choose to explore health professions and pursue admission to health professional schools. While engaged in all aspects of pre-professional and pre-graduate school advising, this advisor takes lead on initiatives related to pre-health programming for students pursuing a variety of health-related careers. This is a full-time position that reports to the Assistant Director for Pre-Health Advising within Pre-Graduate and Pre-Professional Advising (PGPP).

--Advising pre-health students on preparing and applying for professional health programs, such as medical, dental or veterinary schools
--Organizing workshops for students on topics such as pre-health preparation, application procedures, MCAT, interview skills, and letters of evaluation
--Coordinating application support to include but not limited to, reviewing letters of evaluation for applicants, organizing and certifying faculty reference letters, and conducting mock interviews
--Supporting the coordination and promotion of Pre-Health events
--Advising pre-health student organizations
--Supervising pre-health peer advisors and supporting student-driven events
--Assisting in recruiting prospective students to Tech by participating in campus recruiting events such as Connect-with-Tech, Family Weekend, Second Look Day, and recruiting events sponsored by individual colleges
--Holding information sessions during FASET, Tech’s new student orientation program
--Maintaining data and statistics of the number of pre-health students, applications, and acceptance rates
--Developing and maintaining a pre-health web site with information for prospective students and detailed information for current students
--Maintaining a classroom management tool devoted to Pre-Health (Canvas) and a discussion board (Piazza)
--Coordinating fairs and tabling events associated with pre-health and health career opportunities
--Working with Atlanta community to identify clinical opportunities for Tech’s pre-health students
--Taking part in appropriate National Associations (NAAHP)
--Other duties as assigned in support of Pre-Graduate and Pre-Professional Advising or the Center for Career Discovery and Development

Application Process
Learn more about the position and submit your application on the Georgia Tech employment site here:

Institution Information
About Georgia TechThe Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is one of the nation's leading research universities, providing a focused, technologically based education to more than 32,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Georgia Tech has many nationally recognized programs, all top-ranked by peers and publications alike, and is ranked in the nation's top ten public universities by U.S. News and World Report. It offers degrees through the Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Sciences, the Scheller College of Business, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. As a leading technological university, Georgia Tech has more than 100 interdisciplinary research centers that consistently contribute vital research and innovation to America's government, industry and business. Visit www.gatech.eduUnder the leadership of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, the Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE) challenges students to become accomplished learners who are able to make meaningful connections among work, study, and community. OUE connect curricular and co-curricular offerings to assist students in developing a strong foundation for success, during college and after. To learn more, visit

Additional Information
Pre-Graduate and Pre-Professional (PGPP) Advising works with students who choose to attend professional or graduate school or pursue prestigious fellowships. We support students and alumni considering careers in academia, health, law, education, and other fields. Our programs and advisors encourage students to reflect on their knowledge, skills, experience, and strengths to determine the best path forward to their immediate and long-term goals. To learn more, visit

Contact Information
Apply via Georgia Tech's Careers interface: Questions about the position may be directed to Shannon Dobranski, Director of Pre-Graduate and Pre-Professional Advising at



Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
Bachelor's Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Other Required Qualifications
Overnight travel required for project delivery; flexibility in on-site daily service delivery hours (due to client shift schedules, project requirements).

Required Experience
Four to five years of job related experience

This job requires knowledge of advanced university level academic program requirements and related administrative processes within assigned area. Also required are verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills and basic computer skills.

Preferred Qualifications
Additional Preferred Qualifications
Preferred knowledge and skills include ability to effectively interact with individuals from diverse cultures and use of specialized computer applications.

Preferred Educational Qualifications
Master's Degree, preferred backgrounds in higher education administration, counseling, or a field related to healthcare professions (e.g. biology, biochemistry, etc.)

Preferred Skills
This position requires familiarity with the admissions process for professional schools (e.g. medical, veterinary, pharmacy, osteopathy, dental, etc.) and a commitment to student-centered advising practices. Familiarity with pre-health professional and student organizations (e.g. NAAHP, AMSA, etc.) is preferred. Also required are verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills and basic computer skills as well as specialized computer applications, such as professional school application databases and Microsoft Office.