Job Positions

Pre-Health Programming and Advising Coordinator

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2


Academic Achievement Center


University of Lynchburg

Date Posted:

Oct 14 2021 7:52AM

Close Date:

Dec 14 2021

Position Description

The University of Lynchburg, a private, regional university in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia, is accepting applications for a pre-health program and advising coordinator. The successful candidate will be responsible for advising pre-health students and helping them navigate their college experiences. The advisor will assist students with preparing schedules that meet admission prerequisites for graduate school, as well as providing students with opportunities to learn about the pre-health fields. This position will be responsible for facilitating pre-health advising for students who are interested in athletic training, physician assistant, occupational therapy, physical therapy, dental, medical, optometry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, public health, and other health occupation interests. Additional responsibilities may include assisting with the administration of other programs as offered by the Academic Achievement Center.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Assist with the formulation of goals, objectives, activities for the implementation of a pre-health advising model Provide personalized, intentional, and holistic advising support to students to ensure successful preparation for entry into a health professional program
Work closely with faculty members in creating outlines for pre-health paths for undergraduates
Serve as liaison to department chairs and program directors for the College of Health Sciences and School of Sciences, as well as liaison to graduate studies Identify and reach out to students experiencing academic difficulty in a proactive and supportive manner, in conjunction with the coordinator of academic coaching Coordinate programs to engage and advance pre-health students
Create and chair the Pre-Health Advisory Committee Implement information sessions, group workshops, and seminars that prepare students for the pre-health field and expose them to opportunities
Collaborate with the College of Health Science and School of Science to ensure information is being shared about students’ progress, as well as maintain a list of active advisors in the majors
Develop a communication plan for pre-health students, including a regular newsletter outlining opportunities, events, and tips for pre-health students, as well as the development of a social media presence
Create and maintain reports on post-undergraduate success in applying to pre-health programs
Participate in student recruitment activities (Open Houses, Admitted Student Days, etc.) to promote the pre-health tracks and Direct-Admit Pathway Programs Keep a database of all pre-health students and students part of the pre-health Direct-Admit Pathway Program and track their progress, to ensure they are meeting the pre-health fields prerequisites Gather information and data to be used for the analysis of student success. Maintain a knowledge base of research and resources in the area of pre-health advising
Participate as a member of the Academic Achievement Center staff in meetings, programs, and service delivery to students

Application Process

How to Apply
Submit an employment application and email or mail a cover letter, résumé, and contact information of three professional references, to:
University of Lynchburg
Office of Human Resources
1501 Lakeside Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24501
The selected candidate must successfully pass a background check that is satisfactory to the University.

Institution Information

The University of Lynchburg is a nationally recognized private university where students gain a greater heart for humanity and a mindset of individual growth. Here, thought-provoking learning ignites change in each individual and the world. U.S. News & World Report, the Princeton Review, and Colleges of Distinction recognize us as one of the best institutions of higher education in the nation. Meanwhile, we’re one of a select few “Colleges that Change Lives.” Our Story We were founded in 1903 when a handful of professors instructed fewer than 60 students in the halls of a former resort hotel. There were eight people in the first graduating class. Since then, we’ve grown as a community and as a university. We have over 2,500 students and more than 20,000 alumni around the world. We evolved from a small liberal arts college to a comprehensive university. At every turn, we ask ourselves how can we best serve our students? In turn, we ask our students: how can you best serve the world?

Additional Information

The University of Lynchburg is committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from persons of color, women, Indigenous/aboriginal people of North America, persons with disabilities, the LGBTQIA+ community, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University of Lynchburg community. The University of Lynchburg is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Information

Banks Blair, EdD (


Required Qualifications


Master’s degree in student personnel administration, higher education, or related field of study
A minimum of one year of experience working in an educational setting (preferably higher education) with students in transition and handling multiple priorities
Graduate assistantship counts as work experience
Strong interpersonal and writing skills, as well as the ability to supervise student leaders, are essential

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in planning and executing special events and orientation is desirable
Developed analytical skills and ability to use technology software to collect and analyze data and trends
High personal motivation, organization, and follow-up skills are necessary as is the ability to multitask, meet deadlines, work effectively as a team member with a collegial and collaborative style
Demonstrated ability to work in a high volume environment