• Director of Pre-Health Professions Advising

    Job Locations US-MA-Boston
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    The Director of Pre-Health Professions Advising will have the day-to-day responsibility for advising and supporting students enrolled in the undergraduate degree programs in the School of Arts and Sciences.


    • Advise and support students enrolled in undergraduate degree programs interested in applying to professional/graduate programs
    • Assist students in identifying clinical, shadowing and research opportunities designed to augment their exposure to the health professions
    • Stay informed on current admission, testing (e.g. MCAT, DAT, OAT, GRE, LSAT) and application requirements and procedures for diverse health professions. Communicate graduate/professional admissions requirements and procedures with students, faculty and staff (e.g. Center for Academic Success and Enrichment (CASE), Center for Professional Career Development (CPCD), Admissions Office) as appropriate
    • Actively participate in the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP), including annual attendance at regional and national level conferences. Communicate conference updates and materials to appropriate faculty and staff.
    • Serve as a resource to the CASE, CPCD, and Admissions Office including but not limited to: answering questions; design academic advisor training and resources regarding pre-health professions advising; deliver presentations to prospective students during Admissions recruitment events as needed; collaborate with faculty and program directors to assist students in understanding and exploring options available in the health professions 
    • Serve as a member/chair of the Pre-Health Advisory Committee
    • Assist in coordinating/writing committee letters of reference for students applying to professional programs; work with faculty mentors and other writers of individual letters of reference whose letters will make up the basis of the “committee letter”
    • Support curricular and extracurricular pre-health professions offerings
    • Develop, maintain and update electronic resources for the pre-health professions internal pathways and external articulation agreements, including Blackboard sites; maintain files and databases for all pre-health professions materials. Collaborate with Admissions Office and program directors on articulation agreements
    • Track success of MCPHS students in terms of professional school admissions, both internal and external to MCPHS. Maintain a database of alumni and coordinate activities with the Alumni Office and the CPCD
    • Identify, contact, schedule, and host guest speakers including graduate school admissions representatives and healthcare professionals, including MCPHS alumni
    • Support various campus student organizations to provide pre-health professions programming
    • Participate in Open House, Orientation, and other university-wide events
    • Perform other duties, as assigned by the Dean or Arts and Sciences

    Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the Dean.



    • Master's degree and a minimum of two years pre-health professions advising experience required
    • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of five years pre-health professions advising experience will be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree
    • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
    • Excellent organizational, problem solving, and project management skills
    • Proficient computer skills, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Demonstrated understanding of the educational, cultural and social needs of undergraduate students
    • Ability to work individually and as a member of a professional team, establishing strong working relationships across campus constituencies
    • Ability to promote an environment conducive to respect and accountability at all times
    • Ability to accept and use constructive feedback from colleagues and supervisors
    • Ability to exercise an appropriate chain of command when needing to address issues/concerns
    • Ability to project a positive image of the department/program/school and the University
    • Adaptability and flexibility

    MCPHS offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits that includes a substantial contribution toward the cost of medical & dental insurance, generous time off benefits, and a significant pension plan contribution. To learn more about our total rewards, please visit MCPHS Total Rewards.


    Please attach a cover letter and a resume or curriculum vitae. No phone calls, please. Principals only. No relocation available. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University’s diversity are encouraged to apply.

    About Us

    MCPHS University, an innovator in health and professional education, is setting the pace in the health science fields. MCPHS has more than 7000 students across campuses in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area, downtown Worcester, MA and downtown Manchester, NH. Here, we are preparing future generations of global leaders and promoting systems to improve the health of the public.  In the midst of implementing an ambitious strategic plan that will bring us to our 200th anniversary in 2023, MCPHS offers meaningful work that benefits society overall, provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, and fosters a sense of connectedness and collaboration among our employees. We are a fast-moving, data-driven educational institution with a strong entrepreneurial mindset.


    Come join us and be a part of a diverse community that is at the forefront of advancing the healthcare landscape! To learn more about working at MCPHS University, please visit Careers at MCPHS.






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