ACADEMIC ADVISORPosition Number:
University StaffJob Type:
Rogers Park-Lake Shore CampusDepartment Name:
BIOLOGY (02112A)Is this split and/or fully grant funded? :
NoDuties and Responsibilities:
75% of time:
Pre-medical school advising for the MAMS program involves one-on-one meetings with students as well as advising the class through Workshops which will be on campus. Pre-medical advising topics include: the MCAT exam, constructing primary applications, and writing secondary essays. The applications and secondary essays are edited by the advisor for those students who ask for help and should be reviewed with the student in person on campus. Helping the students identify appropriate medicine-related volunteer opportunities.
The progress of medical school applications are also tracked via the Advisor Portal of the AAMC. Assistance with preparation for medical school interviews is offered through workshops, handouts, and mock interviews. The advisor also reviews resumes, cover letters, advises students who are searching for employment for their “gap year” following completion of the MAMS program during on campus face-to-face meetings and by correspondence. The MAMS Advisor also assists MAMS alumni who are “reapplicants” (those who were unsuccessful in their first application) in all aspects of their new application. The advisor will conduct intake and exit interviews with all MAMS students on campus. The advisor must work collaboratively with the faculty to make the program run smoothly. Collecting relevant data on medical school acceptance and matriculation rates or other metrics is required. The Advisor may be asked to participate in review of scholarship applications.
23% of time
Participate in the Pre-Health Advisory Committee (PHAC) process. Offer workshops on the medical school application process. Topics include writing personal statements, the work/activities section, school selection, secondary essays, the application screening process; stress management related to academic demands; and the Pre-Health committee process.
2% of time:
Other duties as assigned. Review applications to the MAMS program; attend professional meetings to stay current in the field; and occasional student recruitment at local universities. Meet with and respond to prospective students.
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Skype or other visual media service, internet usage and the ability to juggle multiple projects required.
Adhere to Ferpa (FERPA Student FERPA Rights and Directory Information Policy), Title IX policy, and all other relevant legal requirements binding upon University staff.
Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Counseling or related field required and one to two years of related experience.Qualifications:
A Master’s degree in a field related to college student personnel, social work, psychology, counseling, social work, higher education leadership and career development. Experience with the medical school application process is strongly preferred.
Please note: Standard hours are M-F, 8:30-5pm. Pre-approval from the supervisor is required for flextime scheduling.
A master’s degree in a field related to college student personnel, social work, psychology, counseling, higher education leadership and career development. Experience with the medical school application process is strongly preferred.Computer Skills:
Proficient computer skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other advising related software. Adept of e-mail and other office automation systems.Supervisory Responsibilities:
NoRequired operation of university owned vehicles:
NoDoes this position require direct animal or patient contact? :
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