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Pre-Health Advisor

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


Academic Advising Center & Career Services


University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Date Posted:

Oct 6 2022 11:15AM

Close Date:


Position Description

The pre-health advisor in the Pre-Health Student Resource Center reports to the Director of Academic Advising Center & Career Services, and works as part of an advising team, serving as a primary pre-health advising resource at UWL. The pre-health advisor provides information on programs in a variety of health professions to students and prospective students, and provides advising support for faculty, faculty advisors, program directors, department chairs, and staff across campus. The advisor will also have a load of assigned advisees. Responsibilities include working with students to assist and assess academic needs and performance, helping students plan their coursework to progress to degree completion, planning and presenting outreach programs, developing educational materials, and partnering with advising staff and faculty. The advisor will also assist with instruction of HP 106 Introduction to Health Careers. On occasion, the advisor may work weekend and evening hours. The normal work schedule for this position is Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The successful applicant will demonstrate a commitment to multiculturalism, diversity and inclusive excellence, and an ability to work with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds. This is a full-time position and includes a State of Wisconsin benefits package.


Academic Advising • Provide developmental, proactive academic advising to UWL students, with particular focus on pre-health students, in individual or group settings, via in-person or virtual meetings • Advise students on issues related to professional & career planning, and post-graduate education • Assist students with computer-based resources including career and academic exploration tools and online assessments. • Provide information to students and faculty on health professions curricula, admission requirements, and program requirements. • Serve as initial contact for students, prospective students interested in health profession programs. • Participate in/ coordinate/ conduct group advising sessions, workshops, orientations, career fairs, new student registration, student recruitment activities • Collaborate with faculty advisors in health-related majors for the most up-to date pre-health advising information Participation in Content Area Teams • Work together with other staff to serve on a content area team to advance the Academic Advising Center & Career Services office goals. These teams may include: marketing, assessment, professional development, and diversity/ equity/ inclusion Instruction: • Assist with instruction of HP 106, Introduction to Health Careers, each semester Campus Outreach and Professional Activities: • Participate and collaborate with other UWL colleagues in advising related events as determined by supervisor. • Contribute to the university, profession and community through leadership roles and projects. Additional duties and responsibilities: • Track student contact and utilization of services. • Participate in individual and departmental goal setting and professional development opportunities. • Participate in regular department and division meetings and collaborate with faculty, staff, employer and community partners • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Application Process

Apply online at : Application deadlines TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Priority consideration is given to those candidates who apply by the listed ‘First Review Date’. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated, and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration. If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Institution Information

INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR POTENTIAL BENEFITS You may potentially be eligible for benefits that could add an additional 40%+ to the overall financial package from the university. Highlights include: excellent flexible health insurance with low co-pays and good coverage. paid holidays and sick days. sick leave may be converted at retirement to pay for health insurance post-work at UWL. after 5 years of employment, you become vested in our retirement system which ensures income post-career. benefits at UWL are highly competitive with local industry and some of the strongest in state and nation. Learn more at: Benefit eligibility is determined at point of hire. This information is provided for illustrative purposes only. Benefits are also pro-rated based on the appointment percentage. Information about UWL and the Surrounding Region The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW–La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community. For more than a decade UW-La Crosse has been named one of Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values in Public Universities and has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than 15 years, and is ranked #4 on its list of the Best Regional Public Universities in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs, 21 graduate programs, and 2 doctoral programs through the following three colleges, the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, the College of Business Administration, and the College of Science and Health, as well as the School of Education. There are over 600 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 75 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 84 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates. UW-La Crosse’s strategic plan Sustaining Excellence continues to move our community forward through its four pillars: increasing community engagement, achieving excellence through equity and diversity, investing in our people, and advancing transformational education. More information about the ongoing work of Sustaining Excellence is available at The UW-La Crosse campus is in southwestern Wisconsin, nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse and positioned as part of a larger metro area with a population close to 140,000. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation. More information about the La Crosse metro area can be found here: Choose La Crosse. Learn more about UW-La Crosse here: AA/EO Statement The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWL, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status. DEI Statement UW-La Crosse’s diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “… our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse ranks 6th nationally among the Top LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges for 2018-19 by (ACO). Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act) For the UWL Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see or contact the University Police Department at 608.785.9000.

Additional Information

The Academic Advising Center and Career Services, home of the Pre-Health Student Resource Center, is a team of educators who advise, encourage, challenge, and support students in their academic planning and career development. We are committed to continuous improvement and innovation in services and programming. We seek to empower students to pursue the knowledge and experience necessary to make informed academic and career decisions congruent with their values and identity, leading to success at UWL and beyond. Read more about our office mission, vision, and values at

Contact Information

Becky Vianden, Director OR


Required Qualifications


Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a relevant field required by start date.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience advising undeclared or pre-health majors. • Knowledge of WINGS/Peoplesoft. • Experience with college students in academic advising. • Ability to be thorough, consistent, and accurate in the interpretation of policies • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills. • Demonstrated expertise in using office software packages, email, and student record systems.