To provide career coaching and vocational guidance to students primarily interested in health-related careers through developing, supporting, and maintaining high quality pre-health programs in the Piper Center. This position is responsible for administering several cohort pre-health internship programs at major medical centers and other clinics.
This position will either be at the Assistant Director or Associate Director level, dependent upon the amount of direct experience the hired candidate has.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Coaching – 40 % of time
Provide one-on-one coaching to students interested in health-related and medical careers.
Guide students through the graduate/health professional school application process and help prepare them for interviews.
Hold drop-in coaching hours at least once a week.
Event Management – 20 % of time
Implement workshops, information sessions, employer site visits, rotational shadowing experiences, and industry panels to introduce students to a wide range of health/medical careers.
Plan and facilitate Ole Health, and provide support for other student-alumni networking events for students considering careers in healthcare. Collaborate with alumni facilitators to identify steering committee members and pop-up speakers. Cultivate student interest and provide post-event programming designed to allow students to capitalize on what they have learned.
Internship Management – 15 % of time
Manage a range of cohort internships designed to give students access to clinical, administrative, and public health opportunities.
Work with major donors and alumni to cultivate experiential opportunities in the health/medical arena.
Promote opportunities to students and coordinate the selection process in collaboration with faculty.
Research and promote new pre-health opportunities.
Health Professions Committee (HPC) – 10 % of time
Serve as the Piper Center's liaison to the HPC.
Meet regularly with the HPC Chair and provide guidance to the HPC during the interview process.
Track and report annually on student matriculation into graduate/professional schools in the health professions.
Relationship Development and Resource Management – 10 % of time
Build and maintain relationships with graduate/professional schools in the health professions.
Monitor changes and updates to health professions and related graduate school programs.
Maintain membership with the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions and participate in regional associations, national conferences, and professional development.
Develop and maintain the pre-health website.
Update and improve relevant online resources.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Manage Pre-Health Peer Advisors – 5 % of time
Train, mentor and guide Peer Advisors in developing content for workshops, pre-health webpages, and event management.
Collaborate with Peer Advisors, colleagues and others to source and host career panels and graduate school visits/prep sessions.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Ability to work as part of a team and/or collaborate with colleagues
Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with faculty, health care providers, alumni, employers, and staff
Ability to drive and manage multiple projects simultaneously
Knowledge of health/medical career fields and opportunities for experiential learning
Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form
Skill in public speaking
Knowledge of career development/counseling theories and methods
Knowledge of the academic environment and experiential learning best practices
Ability to plan events
Skill in computer applications including word processing and spreadsheet software
Ability and willingness to support, respect and commit to embracing diverse backgrounds, values and points of view to build a strong and inclusive community including faculty, staff, students and constituents
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Bachelors Degree; maintain a valid drivers license and meet St. Olaf College driver authorization criteria with a satisfactory driving record Experience: 3+ years of experience in healthcare, higher education,,
Education: Bachelor's Degree; maintain a valid driver's license and meet St. Olaf College driver authorization criteria with a satisfactory driving record
Experience: 3+ years of experience in healthcare, higher education, or career development coaching clients or customers
Education: Master's degree (M.A., M.Ed, or other)
Experience: 5+ years experience in healthcare, higher education, or career development coaching clients or customers; experience working with undergraduate students; familiarity with career development/counseling theories and methods; specialized knowledge of the health/medical fields.
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