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Senior Advisor, Pre-Health Advising

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Academic Services


Brandeis University

Date Posted:

Jun 22 2019 10:00PM

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Position Description

As the manager of the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-health Program, the Senior Advisor for Pre-Health Advising is directly responsible for managing all aspects of the Post-baccalaureate Pre-Health Program, including making admissions decisions, developing marketing strategies, reaching enrollment targets, advising students in the program, and conducting annual programmatic reviews. The Senior Advisor also develops group and individual advising programs for both post-bac students and undergraduates and advises students going through the Pre-Health Board Process. Represents Pre-Health Advising at public events including Admitted Students Day and Orientation. Leads general information sessions for pre-health students and represents the University with representatives from different health professions areas including medical, dental, optometry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and nursing.


  • Direct and manage all aspects of the post-baccalaureate program including marketing.
  • Develop recruitment and outreach initiatives.
  • Coordinate the application process with graduate admissions.
  • Screen applications and make admissions decisions in collaboration with the Director and faculty admissions representative for the program.
  • Meet enrollment goals set in collaboration with the Director.
  • Update the post-baccalaureate website.
  • Advise post-bac students with regard to track selection, and academic coursework.
  • Monitor academic progress of post-bac students and facilitate dialogue about career path and appropriate clinical experience.
  • Serve as lead on Pre-Health Board and compose the committee letter for post-bac students.
  • Collaborate with the clinical seminar leader.
  • Maintain relationships with professional organizations serving premedical post-baccalaureate students.
  • Conduct evaluations of all aspects of Post-Bac program.
  • Convene a Post-Bac Advisory Board and conduct annual reviews in conjunction with the Graduate School of the Arts and Sciences.
  • Oversee the budget Create and conduct program evaluation for undergraduates.
  • Create and maintain reports to determine trends in admissions and academic success for undergraduate and post-bac students while at Brandeis.
  • Create and maintain reports on post-bac success in applying to pre-health programs including interviews and acceptances.
  • Maintain reports on undergraduate success in applying to pre-health programs.
  • Develop workshops and information sessions for undergraduate and post bac students.
  • Work closely with faculty members in creating outlines for pre-health paths for undergraduates.
  • Coordinate campus visits of admissions representatives from health professions schools.
  • Represent Brandeis University at high-profile public events including Admitted Students Day and Orientation.
  • Develop and maintain alumni network using Handshake.
  • Advise and counsel individual undergraduate students, providing information and assistance to students regarding the prerequisites for applying to health professions schools.
  • Work closely with students on their written application materials and the application process.
  • Assist with preparation of composite letters for undergraduate applicants to health professions schools.
  • Develop reference materials for multiple health related fields including different health professions areas including medical, dental, optometry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and nursing.

Application Process

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Institution Information

Brandeis University is committed to providing its students, faculty and staff with an environment conducive to learning and working and where all people are treated with respect and dignity. Toward that end, it is essential that Brandeis be free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religious creed, gender identity and expression, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, genetic information, disability, military or veteran status or any other category protected by law (also known as membership in a "protected class").

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Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree required
  • 2-4 years of academic advising in higher education
  • Knowledge of graduate school admissions
  • Experience with public presentations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with faculty and staff
  • Excellent writing skills, database management and web site management
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience in health professions programs and/or advising preferred.