Health Sciences Advisor, Health Science Programs

UNK   Kearney, NE   Full-time     Education
Posted on April 29, 2022
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Health Sciences Advisor, Health Science Programs

The University of Nebraska at Kearney Health Science Programs is seeking a Health Science Advisor.

Brief Summary of Job Description

The University of Nebraska at Kearney is accepting applications for a health science academic advisor. The primary function of the position will be to serve as the academic and career advisor for pre-health science students. Other duties may include the coordination of job shadowing and volunteer opportunities, supervision of student experiences and volunteering, recruitment events, Health Science Club and honor society activities, scholarship selections, promoting and maintaining relationships with health science professional schools and clinical programs, and other responsibilities as assigned. This position will include teaching a one credit hour health careers course for health science students.

Job Duties
• Serve as the academic advisor for 250+ health science students with responsibilities including general advising and career counseling, pre-registration advising, New Student Enrollment, and Transfer Days.
• Assist with coordination of job shadowing and observation hours for students; further develop and maintain local shadowing opportunities; to assist and monitor those students enrolled to receive credit for their shadowing experiences. Includes supervising students on health science volunteer experiences and other activities.
• Assist with recruitment activities including Explorers Camps, College Fairs, Loper Days, daily high school visits, high school inquiries, the Health Careers Fair, and special events.
• Assist with sponsorship of the Health Science Club, the AED Honors Society, and other student organizations relating to Health Sciences; coordinate event planning; work with and oversee student officers; marketing and advertising.
• Assist with coordination of scholarship programs and the selection process.
• Coordinate volunteer opportunities for students both on campus and within the Kearney community.
• Assist with promoting and maintaining relationships with local healthcare providers, professional schools, and clinical programs.
• Event planning – Assist with Health Science Explorers events and activities including the Health Careers Fair, Bruner Hall Science Day, KHOP Scholarship days, and so forth.
• Administrative duties including such things as data tracking, managing the Health Sciences webpage, and use of social media.
• Other duties as assigned by Director of Health Science Programs.

Required Qualifications
Master’s Degree; strong people skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; managerial and organizational skills; ability to oversee and coordinate activities; computer literacy including strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.

Preferred Qualifications
Two years experience in higher education; knowledge of health care education programs; academic advising experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/ Disabled.