Job Positions

Senior Academic Advisor- Pre-Health

Categories: Northwest Region 8


College of Science and Engineering


Seattle University

Date Posted:

Jul 9 2021 3:59PM

Close Date:

Sep 9 2021

Position Description

FLSA Status: Exempt
Months Per Year: 12
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Position Description Summary:
Seattle University has an exciting, dynamic opportunity for a Senior Academic Advisor to join our community. Through the Advising Center, this position supports the advising efforts of the College of Science and Engineering, especially incoming first time in college and transfer students, students interested in pre-health and post-baccalaureate health studies, and current and alumni students pursuing medical or dental schools.


Science and Engineering Advising:
Provide guidance and support for Pre-Science and Pre-Engineering students as they find a major that fits their interests and talents including quarterly advising, academic planning and resource referrals. Serve as a resource to students, staff and faculty regarding academic policy and procedures. Represent the College of Science and Engineering at Admissions events. Assist students in transition, as they enter the university, between majors, or other changes they might encounter. Pre-health Advising: Support the University’s undergraduate pre-health population with advising and programming related to pursuing careers in healthcare and the application process for health professions graduate schools Post-Baccalaureate Health Studies Advising: Direct the Post Baccalaureate Pre-Health Certificate program including promotion, admissions, and advising of prospective and current certificate students Health Professions Evaluation Advising: Coordinate the efforts of the Pre-Health Advisory Committee for mock-interviews and committee letter writing. Conduct workshops to guide students in the application process to medical and dental schools

Application Process

Application Instructions
Applicants are also strongly encouraged to attach an electronic cover letter and resume when applying. Persons who need assistance with the recruitment process may contact the Office of Human Resources at: 206-296-5870. Job postings are open until filled, unless otherwise specified.

Institution Information

Founded in 1891, Seattle University is one of 28 Jesuit Catholic universities in the U.S. At Seattle University, we are dedicated to educating the whole person, to professional formation, and to empowering leaders for a just and humane world. Our faculty is positively engaged in contributing to the university’s vision to be the premier independent university of the Pacific Northwest in academic quality, Jesuit Catholic inspiration, and service to society. Seattle University, located near downtown Seattle, Washington enrolls approximately 7,400 undergraduate and graduate students in nine colleges and schools and provides a total educational experience encompassing the classroom, campus and community to develop competence, character and leadership. Persons who require assistance with the recruiting process may contact the Office of Human Resources at: 206-296-5870 or For faculty employment inquiries, please contact the Provost’s Office at: 206-296-6142. Seattle University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Additional Information

Benefits at a Glance
Consistent with its fundamental Jesuits value, Seattle University offers a wide range of benefits designed to care for the whole person. Choose from three different medical plans, a dental and vision insurance programs. You may also take advantage of 100% tuition remission benefits for the employee and dependents, a subsidized transportation benefit, a wellness program with an onsite fitness facility, and a wide variety of campus events. Enjoy a generous holiday schedule, including a paid Christmas break closure, vacation and paid sick leave, and paid community service leave. For more information explore the Benefits website at:

Contact Information

Jennifer Coogan, M.A., M.Ed. | Director and Assistant Dean of Student Academic Affairs She, her, hers College of Science and Engineering | SEATTLE UNIVERSITY 901 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122 (206) 220-8127 | ENGR 300


Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years previous experience working in an educational environment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Must have the ability to handle interruptions in a fast-paced office environment. Must possess computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher. The ideal applicant possesses the ability to multi-task, is a team player, possesses excellent written and oral communication skills and has the ability to work with a diverse student population and faculty. All candidates should show a demonstrated commitment to diversity and the university’s mission, vision, and values. All positions at Seattle University require a criminal history background check.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in an area of mathematics, science or engineering and Master’s degree in science or engineering, education, counseling or related field or 7 years equivalent experience in advising, counseling, or a related area. Knowledge of pre-health professions and experience in pre-health advising.