Job Positions

Academic Advisor & Coordinator, Pre-Professional Advising

Categories: Pacific Region 9

Department:

Advising Center

Institution:

University of Nevada, Reno

Date Posted:

5/8/14

Close Date:

6/9/14

Position Description
The Advising Center at the University of Nevada, Reno, is seeking a creative and innovative leader for the position of Academic Advisor and Coordinator of Pre-Professional Advising. Reporting to the Director of Undergraduate Advising, the Coordinator is responsible for providing information and assistance to undergraduates who are seeking admission into professional schools (i.e., medical, dental, physical therapy, pharmacy, law, etc.) by advising individual students, holding workshops, maintaining an informative website, and teaching a course for pre-med, pre-health and pre-law students. The Coordinator will have the opportunity to develop and set the standard for pre-professional advising at the university through collaboration with various academic units across the campus. This individual performs another role in the implementation of a comprehensive academic advising system which includes providing advising and other transition functions for students who have not decided upon a major as well as students pursuing a Bachelor’s of General Studies (BGS) degree.

Duties
Advising students pursuing professional degrees in medicine, law, dental, pharmacy, and other professional fields.Coordinating campus-wide events to introduce students to professional schools and pre-professional activities.Collaboration with pre-professional student organizations

Institution Information
The University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevada’s land grant and historic flagship institution of higher education and is one of eight institutions of higher education governed by the Nevada System of Higher Education. With a growing and increasingly diverse student enrollment approaching 19,000 including over 2,800 graduate students and a total budget of nearly $520 million, the University provides a comprehensive selection of degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level. The campus is also home for the University of Nevada, School of Medicine. The university has been recognized as a Tier I institution by US News and World Report. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows at the base of the Sierra Nevada, the University of Nevada, Reno is just a short distance from the state capitol, the beautiful Lake Tahoe area, and numerous state and national parks.

Application Process
Apply online at: https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/15317Please attach a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references.

Contact Information
Search Chair: Dawn Aeschlimann, daeschlimann@unr.edu
Search Coordinator: Vicki Bell, victoriab@unr.edu


Qualifications:

Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree and two years, or a Master’s Degree and one year, of university/college-level academic advisement and/or administrative experience in program development, assessment and evaluation.

Preferred Qualifications
Excellent verbal and written communication; experience in academic advisement; experience and success working with pre-professional students; experience working with professional school admissions requirements; experience in program development and assessment; and interpersonal and human relations skills.