Pre-Health Advisor and Communications Specialist

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Pre-Health Advisor and Communications Specialist
Job Summary

The Pre-Health Advisor and Communications Specialist reports directly to the Director of Health Careers and will provide academic advising and student support to pre-health professional students and manage applications and communications with all accepted students and alumnae.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

•Develops and presents workshops on the diversity of health professional careers and conduct mock interviews.
•Composes committee letters for professional school applicant.
•Provides academic and career advisement of pre-health pipeline students, including new student orientation advisement.
•Develop recommendation packets for alumnae or non-health council students for entrance into health professional schools.
•Participates in Spelman College recruitment events and meetings with prospective pre-health students.
•Works with the Health Careers Director and Health Council faculty members to develop reports that describe updates in admission requirements and pre-requisites for health professional schools to students, faculty and other stakeholders in the Spelman community.
•Tracks outcomes of students at undergraduate and professional school levels;
•Works collaboratively with the Director on information sessions and workshops coordinated by the Health Careers and Health Sciences Program.
•Coordinates test-preparation for health professional schools and report outcomes for curriculum development.
•Develops annual reports on admissions, programmatic activities, and acceptances of students annually.
•Plans and accompanies students on recruitment trips to graduate and professional schools.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in the biomedical, clinical, or health sciences preferred. A minimum of one-year advisement experience in a higher education setting is preferred.

This position requires excellent oral communication and presentation skills when providing information and responding to questions from students, parents, employees and the general public in one-on-one or group situations.

Excellent writing skills are also required for preparing various forms of business correspondence, e.g. letters, reports, emails. Also, must be able to read, analyze, and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedural manuals. Good proofreading skills are essential.
This position requires a strong customer service focus, communication, and time management skills. Professional demeanor with the ability to interface with internal and external customers with diplomacy and tact is essential. Independent judgment is necessary to plan, prioritize and organize a diversified workload with attention to detail. Work requires fact-finding and compilation skills plus ability to perform a variety of tasks simultaneously, at times with little supervision. Must possess intermediate to advanced skills in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point and Access) to generate letters, spreadsheets, graphs, reports and Power Point presentations.

Qualified individuals are encouraged to visit our website and apply via our online application: We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package and a campus environment filled with unique opportunities and experiences.

Preferred Qualifications
Certifications, Licenses, Restrictions
Physical Demands
Shift Days
% Travel Required 1% - 25%
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
FLSA Non-Exempt
Number of Vacancies 1
Anticipated Candidate Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number SC0034P
Posting Open Date
Posting Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
EEO Statement

Spelman College is an EEO/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Title IX Employer and we participate in E-Verify. We are a smoke-free campus.

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Portfolio