Job Positions

HPA Assistant Director/AP0190193

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2

Department:

Career and Professional Development

Institution:

Virginia Tech

Date Posted:

Jun 17 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

open until filled
 

Position Description

The Assistant Director of Health Professions Advising (HPA) at Virginia Tech serves on the Health Professions Advising team in Career and Professional Development. Under the direction of the Director of Health Professions Advising, the person in this role contributes to developing and providing a broad range of services to support over 2,500 undergraduates and alumni preparing for careers in the health profession and pursuing professional school admission in fields such as medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, clinical laboratory science and veterinary medicine. The assistant director provides advising, programs, presentations, teaching, resources and events to assist students towards meeting their goals; and participates as a lead interviewer in Evaluation Committee interviews and writes committee letters. Some evening and weekend work required.

Duties

The assistant director provides advising, programs, presentations, teaching, resources and events to assist students towards meeting their goals; and participates as a lead interviewer in Evaluation Committee interviews and writes committee letters. Some evening and weekend work required.

Application Process

Interested applicants must submit cover letter, resume and list of at least three references, and responses to 2 essay prompts through the online application process at http://www.jobs.vt.edu, posting # AP0190193. Review date: June 27, 2019. Applicants welcome until position is filled. Individuals with questions or disabilities desiring accommodations can contact the search chair. Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Institution Information

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Contact Information

Carol Robinson, email: carolrob@vt.edu, phone number: 540-231-6241

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in biological, life, health sciences, higher education, counseling, or related field
  • Previous advising/educating/mentoring experience
  • Demonstrated excellent advising/educating/mentoring and organizational skills as well as analytical skills
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal communication and ability to work cogently with diverse populations and/or professionals from a wide variety of disciplines, and related external organizations
  • Demonstrated understanding of professional skills necessary to succeed in the health professions school admissions interview process
  • Demonstrated excellent written communication skills and demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience with academic and/or career advising
  • Familiarity with health-related fields as well as knowledge of trends in medical/health professional school admissions
  • Knowledge of and experience applying appropriate developmental and advising theories and approaches
  • Previous experience advising/educating/mentoring adolescents and/or young adults