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Assistant Director Health Professions Advising and the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Program
Tufts University

Date Posted Nov. 20, 2023
Title Assistant Director Health Professions Advising and the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Program
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Health Sciences - General


The professionals in Undergraduate Education foster student growth, empowerment, and success by serving, advising, guiding, nurturing, and celebrating our students, and working with them and our faculty to solve problems so that students may successfully navigate the university. We focus on the academic aspect of students’ lives at Tufts, providing information, advice, and support to help them successfully complete their degrees in a timely manner while ensuring that our students have an enriching and rewarding academic experience. To that end, we provide students with advising, academic support, direction, and accurate information. We also provide academic enrichment programs and opportunities so that students may reach their full potential and achieve their best. We collaborate with faculty and other departments to advocate for students and improve the academic experience for all students as well as the policies governing undergraduate study at Tufts.  

The Health Professions Advising Office is a part of the Office of Undergraduate Education and offers information, advice and support to all Tufts students and alumni who are interested in pursuing graduate study and subsequently careers in the health professions.  The Health Professions Advising (HPA) office also manages the Tufts Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical program, as well as the Health Careers Fellows Program, an advising program for students historically underrepresented in the health professions.

What You'll Do

The Assistant Director Health Professions Advising and the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Program is a key member of the Health Professions Advising team within the Undergraduate Education Department. Under the leadership of the Director of Health Professions Advising, the Assistant Director serves as the primary resource for pre-health information at Tufts. Along with the Director and Associate Director of Health Professions Advising, the Assistant Director of Health Professions Advising and the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Program will advise and support undergraduate students, post-baccalaureate students, and Tufts alumni/ae interested in pursuing health professions, including medicine, veterinary medicine, dental medicine, Physician Assistant, Nursing, and public health.  Additionally, working under the direction of the Director of Post-Baccalaureate Programs at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Assistant Director serves as the main point of contact for the program and serves as the main advisor for all post-baccalaureate students. The Assistant Director works with the Director of Post-Baccalaureate Programs to develop and set program policy and oversees resources to promote retention, persistence, and success of Post-Baccalaureate Premedical students.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired by a Master’s degree and 3+ years of counseling, higher education, or pre-health advising experience, and a comprehensive understanding of each pre-health track and admissions process
  • Demonstrated success implementing and coordinating educational programs
  • Ability to interface with health professionals in the field as well as admissions deans
  • Understanding of and commitment to issues of diversity in health and higher education
  • Computer proficiency including database management, website content development, and creation of presentations
  • Strong technology skills, and comfort with learning new technology
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, advanced organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent skills in customer service, interpersonal communication, multi-tasking, and organizing self and others
  • Excellent skills in public speaking
  • Ability to interact with students and parents from a wide variety of backgrounds in a professional manner

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in education, counseling, or related field

Special Work Schedule Requirements:

This is a hybrid position expected to be on campus 2-3 days each week.

Pay Range

Minimum $57,900.00, Midpoint $72,450.00, Maximum $87,000.00

Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

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