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Director, Health Sciences Advising/03012562

Categories: Pacific Region 9


College of Biological Sciences, Deans Office


University of California, Davis

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Position Description
Under general direction, the Director for Health Sciences Advising is responsible for developing specialized consulting and programming to serve the needs of students intending careers in allied health professions including, but not limited to, medicine, nursing, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, clinical lab sciences, genetic counseling, veterinary medicine, and public health professions. Assess current campus success in preparing students for entry into these professions, and plan strategies to enhance admission rates for students. Develop, coordinate, implement, and evaluate student services, resources, workshops, and programs for selected constituencies across campus. Play crucial role in a unique network of relationships by linking professional school admissions boards, faculty, staff, and students with information, resources, programs, and services relevant to their specialized career goals. Responsible for planning, developing, and implementing programs, activities, counseling, and advising focused on students' admissions to professional schools in allied health (human and veterinary) and schools in public health professions. Work with students, alumni, and/or professional schools. Act as technical leader with a high degree of knowledge in the overall field and recognized expertise in specific areas; problem-solving requiring analysis of unique issues/problems without precedent and/or structure. Manage programs that include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources; functions with a high degree of autonomy. 

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Application Process
To view and submit an online application visit; Requisition Number #03012562

Additional Information
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer: A.A./E.O.E.

Contact Information
Rosie J. Banes


Required Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in student advising, counseling, science or related field. Knowledge of student development theories, counseling processes, learning styles, and skill set development techniques; and needs assessment theory, processes, and practice, workshop and program design. Knowledge of admissions criteria for a wide range of allied health professional training programs and public health professional training programs. Significant depth of experience with the admissions process in at least one allied health training program and one public health training program. Experience designing and modifying computer applications to meet program needs including problem identification skills. Presentation and organizational skills. Experience using interpersonal and communication skills to successfully engage a population of students from highly diverse backgrounds with a broad range of complex counseling issues in a top tier, academic research setting. Skills to plan and design effective events and programs to meet constituency needs. Skills to motivate, communicate, resolve problems and conflicts and build an effective service-oriented team environment. 
Preferred Qualifications
Advanced degree in student counseling or related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Five years of experience with admissions for an allied health post-graduate program and public health program. Experience using leadership and negotiation skills to motivate a strong interactive team approach among people from diverse backgrounds to model professional behavior and communication, and facilitate conflict resolution.