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Assistant Director, Health Professions Advisor - The Career Center

Job Summary
Multi-faceted role that coaches students one-on-one and in groups with a particular focus on health professions advising; coordinates career development programs and workshops; and fosters relationships with key campus partners and/or external stakeholders. Supervises paraprofessional student staff who deliver peer-to-peer services, workshops, and programs. Part of a collaborative and innovative team committed to career development and success of all Illinois students. They must be passionate about interacting with students, thrive in a team environment, and be committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Duties & Responsibilities
Direct Service to Students
• Advise and coach pre-health students as they explore, prepare for, and apply to health professions/programs, such as medical/dental/pharmacy school, which includes personal statements, application reviews, and interview assistance
• Develop and deliver workshops and programs for pre-health and graduate school-bound students
• Coach students one-on-one and in groups regarding career exploration and planning, employment/internship search, and graduate school preparation and application
• Provide content for and maintain learning management system
Outreach and Engagement with Key Stakeholders
• Coordinate events and strategic partnerships with admission reps and health related community agencies
• Collaborate with campus partners to deliver services and programs for pre-health and graduate school bound students
• Develop, maintain, and actively cultivate relationships with campus partners and other stakeholders who contribute to career development services and programs
• Oversee the planning and execution of events, such as the Graduate and Professional School Fair, open houses, orientation programs, or other similar activities, with a focus on pre-health students and engagement with admissions representatives
• Deploy outreach strategies to engage historically excluded and marginalized students
• Contribute to development and implementation of collaborative pre-health initiatives in partnership with the broader career services or advising community at Illinois
Supervision, Administrative and Management
• Recruit, hire, train, and supervise paraprofessional student staff who deliver peer-to-peer services, workshops, and programs
• Assess, analyze, and report on engagement and impact of services and programs and facilitate continuous improvement
• Contribute to the design, creation, and maintenance of print and online resources
• Create and deliver presentations for a variety of audiences, including parents, campus partners and external colleagues about The Career Center
• Serve on The Career Center, Student Affairs and/or campus committees, task forces, work groups, and advisory committees
• Participate in professional development activities and associations, as well as participate in continual training to stay up to date on trends in health professions admissions

Required Qualifications
·   Bachelor's degree
·   One (1) One year of training and/or work experience in student programming or student career development in an academic environment
·   Demonstrated experience creating and facilitating educational programs, workshops, and/or delivering public presentations
·   Demonstrated experience working with culturally diverse populations and working collaboratively in a team environment
Note: Master's Degree in an area consistent with the duties of the position may be substituted for one (1) year of work experience.
Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Education:
• Master’s degree
• Educational background in counseling, education, student affairs, human resources or related field
• Credentialed as a career coach or counselor through one of the national career development organizations

Preferred Experience:
• Experience with pre-health advising
• Experience in higher education, career coaching/advising, and/or working with college students
• Experience that demonstrates knowledge of admissions requirements and preparation strategies for graduate and professional programs
• Experience that demonstrates understanding of career and student development theory and practice
• Experience developing and maintaining professional relationships
• Experience planning, implementing, managing, and evaluating educational programs
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Excellent verbal, public speaking, writing, and listening skills with ability to clearly articulate thoughts and ideas
• Openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity to cultural differences, and the ability to interact with all people, understand individual differences, and relate with a diverse student population
• Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills with ability to exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues and make data-informed decisions
• Demonstrate personal accountability, effective work habits, and ability to handle multiple work priorities
• Ability to work within a team structure while leveraging the strengths of others to achieve common goals
• Ability to build and sustain relationships with colleagues and stakeholders
Appointment Information
This is a 100% full-time Civil Service 5002 - Program Coordinator position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after 10/24/2022. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Application Procedures & Deadline Information
Applications must be received by October 10, 2022. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact Titus Young at For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.
The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.
Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing