Director, Health Professions Advising

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The Office of Health Professions Advising (HPA) supports Northwestern’s undergraduate students and alumni on their unique journeys toward a career in the health professions, provides guidance on their options and choices, and contributes to building a health workforce that better reflects the diversity of our society. Through a combination of individual and group activities and services, HPA helps these students explore career options and understand the larger context in which they will be working.

 

As Director, your leadership of HPA will include the following key areas: (a) educate students and academic advisers on the breadth of careers in the health professions, (b) provide programming and outreach that is inclusive of a diverse student body, (c) build on and expand HPA’s collaboration with internal and external partners to provide students with experiential opportunities and mentorship.

 

The Director leads a team of four advisors and one program manager who serve over 1,200 students per year. The ideal candidate will bring to the job a combination of strong management skills, experience in program planning and evaluation, a solid understanding of the most common health careers pathways, and a deep commitment to implementing work practices that foster equity, diversity, and inclusion. The Director will bring to the unit a collaborative spirit that will easily tap into the many assets the University can offer its students, as well as their own personal and professional networks in the health sector. The full job description can be viewed here.

 

Preferred qualifications include an earned doctoral degree, with 8 years in health professions advising, career counseling, or advising in higher education or other relevant experience; a minimum of five years’ experience in management, supervision, budgetary, program development and strategic planning experience; and a proven track record of working successfully with students who are underrepresented in health professions.

 

Applicants should submit the following: (1) a letter addressing your qualifications of the position and approach for building and guiding Health Professions Advising; (2) a resume; (3) the names and email addresses of at least three persons who can be contacted by the search committee for references. References will not be contacted without an applicant’s permission.

 

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by November 5, 2021. Confidential review of applications and nominations by a search committee will continue until the position is field. For additional information concerning the search process or for question about the position itself, please contact the chair of the search committee, Lee West, Director of Undergraduate Education (leewest@northwestern.edu).

 

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. Northwestern University is located in an attractive lakefront community adjacent to Chicago.