Pre-Health Professions Advisor

Claremont, California
Mar 05, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


This position is responsible for providing guidance to students interested in careers in medicine and other health-related fields; in this role, the Pre-Health Professions Advisor will work closely with the faculty chair of the Pre-Health Committee. In addition, another key responsibility will be the advising of Keck Science students applying for science-related fellowships.



Reporting to the Dean of Keck Science, performs or works independently/collaboratively to perform the following essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Advising students and alumni interested in applying to medical or other health professions schools.
  • Composing the Pre-Health Committee letter of recommendation for each applicant.
  • Planning health-related on-campus programming.
  • Coordinating summer and gap-year health-related internships for the department’s pre-health students.
  • Coordinating the early-assurance programs in which the department participates.
  • Maintaining data and statistics on the number of pre-health students, applications, and acceptance rates.
  • Maintaining the Pre-Health Professions website with the assistance of the department’s webmaster.
  • Acting as the department’s pre-health professions spokesperson at admissions and orientation events.
  • Visiting medical schools and attending annual conferences (e.g., national and regional meetings of the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions).
  • Advising students and alumni interested in applying for science-related fellowships (e.g., the Goldwater Scholarship).
  • Performs other essential duties and tasks specific to the position.


  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.
  • Ability to take and follow directions.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.
  • Ability to receive and respond appropriately to constructive criticism.
  • Ability to display a positive attitude.
  • Ability to multitask.



Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.


A minimum of 2 years of student or health-care advising experience with increasing responsibility is required.


A valid driver’s license is required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:  Individual must possess knowledge, skills, and ability to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of knowledge skills and abilities.

  • Deploy professional skills in advising, in collaboration with colleagues, to best promote the College’s strategic interests.
  • Have working knowledge of health care professions programs’ requirements, application systems and procedures.
  • Prioritize and perform multiple tasks, meet deadlines, respond to others in a timely manner, and work both independently and as a collaborative member of the College with a high standard of integrity and ethics.
  • Use strong organizational and time management skills to complete work with accuracy and a keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to interact effectively with multiple constituents including students, faculty, parents, alumni and employers.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


REQUIRED HOURS: The regular hours for this full-time position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.  Holiday, weekend and evening work hours may be required.  Travel will be required.  Regular hours may vary due to needs of the College or division.  This is a 12-month position.


This is an exempt position.

This is a regular, full-time position.

This is a benefits-eligible position.

IPEDS Category Job Code:          21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations                

Physical Requirements:                 Light (up to 20 lbs.)

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Hires, supervises and approves timesheets for student workers. 

GROOMING AND APPEARANCE:  The Claremont Colleges seek to maintain a neat and professional image at all times. 

BACKGROUND CHECK:  The successful candidate will be required to undergo a full consumer background check.  Certain positions will require the successful completion of a post-offer physical agility test.  Employment is contingent on the satisfactory results of the aforementioned, in addition to compliance with requirements cited in this job description.

ADA/OSHA:  This job description defines the essential or fundamental job duties of this position.   It is assumed that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of this job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others.  It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title 1 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

DISCLAIMER: This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.  When duties and responsibilities change and develop, the College will review this job description and make changes of business necessity.

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