Job Positions

Student Success Advisor (PreMed/Allied Health)

Categories: Northeast Region 1


CSM - Dean's Office


University of Massachusetts Boston

Date Posted:

Jan 6 2021 2:47PM

Close Date:

Mar 6 2021

Position Description

The overall goal of the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) Student Success Center (SSC) is to enhance advising in the students’ academic home, to increase the number of places that a student can find guidance and support, and to establish a network of partnerships in order to improve student retention and reduce time to graduation. The Student Success Advisor (Premed/Allied Health) will be responsible for providing a proactive, developmental advising to premed/allied health students in order to guide students based on theories and knowledge of teaching, learning and human development, reflective of developmental and demographic profiles of the student population, and responsive to the needs of individuals, underrepresented populations and communities. In addition, the Student Success Advisor (Premed/Allied Health) will focus on supporting faculty in implementing premed/allied health specific advising procedures and policies, effectively communicating said procedures and policies to current students, and supporting premed/allied health students and alumni in attaining their professional school goals.


Examples of Duties:
• Serve as the designated academic advisor and manage the allocated student caseload of premedical/allied health students; explain and interpret academic policies and transfer credit evaluations; assist students with the inter-college transfer process; use WISER, the degree progress report, and other technological tools to advise students;
• Provide individual (on both walk-in and appointment basis) and group advising for premed and allied health students, particularly those in the premedical and allied health Freshman Success Communities, on academic issues specific to this population, including degree requirements and the general education curriculum of the university;
• Liaise with the Pre-Medical (Faculty) Committee; refer students who are getting ready for professional school applications; assist with enrichment programs/events; and provide administrative support to the Committee and students during the application process;
• Develop and offer enrichment programs and/or projects related to student success and retention such as: Coordinate workshops, panels, receptions, school visits, and enrichment programs for premedical/allied health students; Participate in New Student Advising and Registration (NSAR) sessions, assisting students with making a smooth transition to campus; as well as participating in Open House and Welcome Day sessions;
• Serve as liaison with student groups, faculty and health profession schools, as well as American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS), American Association of Dental Schools (AADSAS), and Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS);
• Collaborate with the CSM Career Specialist in the Office of Career Services and Internships to assist students in finding clinical, research, volunteer or paid experience in the field of health care; plan and execute the annual Health Professions Career Fair
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Application Process

Application Instructions: Please apply online with your resume, cover letter and list of three professional references. Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date. Only Internal candidates in the Professional Staff Bargaining Unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period. Salary Ranges for the appropriate Pay Grade can be found at the following link: Salary Ranges All official salary offers must be approved by Human Resources.

Institution Information

UMass Boston normally does not provide H-1B visa sponsorship for non-academic positions. The University of Massachusetts Boston is committed to providing a safe and secure environment that is supported by qualified employees for all of its students, faculty and staff to carry out the University's teaching, research and public service missions. As a condition of employment, the University will conduct appropriate background check reviews. For more information, please see the University of Massachusetts Boston campus policy and procedures for employee background reviews.

Additional Information

The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, or membership in any other legally protected class. The University of Massachusetts Boston complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

Contact Information

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Required Qualifications

Qualifications: Master’s Degree and a minimum of two (2) years of providing direct student services in higher education is required. A Bachelor’s Degree and four (4) years of providing direct student services in higher education can be substituted for the required experience. Some evening and occasional weekends may be required.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience with academic programming coordination in a higher education setting is preferred.
• Prior experience with Pre-Medical advising preferred.
• Membership in an advising and health professions association, such as National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) and National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP), preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledge of current student development theory and research;
• Understanding of professional development needs of science and mathematics students;
• Proven ability to work with diverse populations;
• Ability to utilize technology to promote access, efficiency and effectiveness of programs and services offered by the Student Success Center;
• Ability to use and understand student success data in advising;
• Demonstrated organizational ability and attention to detail;
* Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills;
* Strong commitment to customer service.