Pre-Health Advisor and Career Services Specialist
Department:: Career Development and Civic Engagement
Locations:: Pella, IA
Posted:: Jun 7, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Position ID:: 131913
About Central College:
Central College in Pella, Iowa, is a private, four-year liberal arts college. Central is known for its academic rigor, leadership and character formation, global experiential learning, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and sustainability education, athletics and service. The Central experience is rooted in exploration and self-discovery and enhanced by life in a residential community of 1,100 students. Founded in 1853, Central values its long-standing relationship with the Reformed Church in America. The college participates in NCAA Division III athletics and is a member of the American Rivers Conference. Central is an active part of the Greater Des Moines region and just minutes from Lake Red Rock, Iowa's largest lake.
POSITION: Pre-Health Advisor and Career Services Specialist, beginning August 2021
Central's Office of Career Development and Civic Engagement seeks a pre-health advisor and coordinator of alumni experiential engagement opportunities. The successful candidate will provide support for current students pursing pre-health careers, post-graduate fellowships and scholarships, career-related alumni communication and programming. This position is the primary liaison for Allen College of Nursing, Palmer Chiropractic, and others with whom Central has a post-graduate articulation agreement.
Central's Office of Career Development and Civic Engagement is comprised of our internship, community-based learning, and international and domestic off-campus programs, and is comprised of collegial and dynamic staff members who are committed to the creation and delivery of highly experiential learning opportunities for our students. The office engages alumni in both identifying opportunities available for students as well as needs of alumni.
On average, 96% of Central graduates are employed, in graduate school, or completing meaningful service within one year of graduation. Approximately 95% of students seeking graduate study in a pre-health field are accepted into their first choice of graduate institution.
REQUIREMENTS: Applicants should have a Bachelor's degree with at least three years of experience in pre-health advising, as well as experience in career development, higher education, or related fields. A Master's degree is highly preferred.
Central College is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to creating a diverse community. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Central College is a drug/tobacco free workplace. Academic positions at Central College use E-verify.
To apply for this position please click "apply now". Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates recommended for employment are subject to a background check. Please submit the following materials online:
- a letter of interest relating your qualifications for the position
- an updated resume
- names and contact information of three references; and
- a completed College employment application form.