As a Catholic, Jesuit University, Loyola University New Orleans is an academic community dedicated to the education of the whole person. By thinking critically and acting justly, students are to embody the Ignatian ideals of faith, truth, justice, and service. To meet these goals, the University will strive to become an increasingly selective university with outstanding liberal arts and sciences, professional, and graduate programs grounded in intellectual rigor and reflecting the more than 450-year Ignatian tradition. Through teaching, research, creative activities, and service, the faculty, in cooperation with the staff, strives to educate the whole student and to benefit the larger community.
Loyola seeks to hire a Director of Pre-Health Academic Advising with the like-mindedness, creativity, motivation, and experience to further assist Loyola and its students as they continuously reach to cultivate goals and aspirations. The position advises currently enrolled undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students interested in healthcare and medical professions. Loyola is seeking an experienced pre-health advisor who is use to working with a diverse range of students. As Loyola’s pre-health program continues to grow, our university wants to foster growth for all student populations, including those of underrepresented and first-generation backgrounds.
The Pre-Health Professions Advisor has an advising load of approximately 200-300 pre-health undergraduates, post-baccalaureate students, and recent alumni.
The position is a full-time 12-month position, and reports to the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS). This position abides by current best-practices in advising for pre-health professions as presented by NAAHP and NACADA.
The scope of work will include:
• Guiding declared pre-health students through Loyola’s curriculum
• Helping to identify extracurricular opportunities for professional development
• Assisting with the selection of medical and graduate schools and helping students understand application requirements and procedures
• Staying informed and involved in national organizations, such as the NAAHP
• Connecting with local and regional directors of medical programs
• Keeping up with statistical data on student admission rates
• Organizing pre-health professions events and workshops sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences and the Pre-Health Professions Committee
• Bachelor's Degree and at least 3 years of relevant experience.
• Outstanding written and oral communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal, organizational, technical, and analytical skills
• Ability to work effectively with and without direct supervision, individually and as a team member
• Ability to develop and execute programs, workshops, and other informational and instructional events
• Ability to work with a diverse field of students, faculty, staff, and alumni
• Master’s Degree strongly preferred
• Experience in higher education pre-health advising strongly preferred
• Working knowledge of health-related graduate programs and the admission requirements for these programs strongly preferred
• Familiarity with graduate health programs at regional and Jesuit institutions
• Availability for travel as needed
• Physical Requirements: Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations