Williams College — Associate Director, Director of Science and Health Professions Advising

Associate Director, Director of Science and Health Professions Advising
’68 Center for Career Exploration

We are pleased to announce the opening of an Associate Director, Director of Science and Health Professions Advising in the ’68 Center for Career Exploration. The ’68 Center for Career Exploration prepares students for their professional lives after Williams. The Center offers expert advising and a wide range of innovative internship, job, and graduate school exploration programs. Our mission is to empower students to explore, define, and achieve their post-graduate goals.

Reporting to the Director, the Associate Director, Director of Science and Health Professions Advising advises students and alumni through the Health Professions graduate school application process (MD, MPA, DVM, MPH, PA. Nursing, etc.). In addition, they support undergraduate students in their exploration of careers in science through internships, jobs, fellowships, and other career-related opportunities and plays an important overall team role at the ’68 Center for Career Exploration.

Williams College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse and applicants should highlight relevant experience with building, working with, and supporting and advising a broadly diverse student body.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Advise students about curricular and extracurricular requirements for entry to health profession graduate schools and STEM fields through individual and group advising sessions and programs.
  • Support the applications of all Williams students and alumni to graduate schools of the health professions including, but not limited to composing committee letters, creating and facilitating application process workshops, and having direct communication with medical school personnel on behalf of individual applicants
  • Advise undergraduates about internship and career opportunities in STEM+psychology in individual counseling sessions.
  • Create programs for science/HP career exploration including Career Treks, “How’d You Get There?” speakers, coffee chats, panels, job shadowing, graduate school visits, testing, etc.
  • Participate in all activities that support the ’68 Center mission, including but not limited to Quick Questions, staff meetings, resume and cover letter review; interview preparation; review of personal statements for graduate school; delivery of career-related workshops and job fair, ASIP intern selection, etc.
  • Collaborate with offices, departments, faculty, and student organizations across campus.
  • Advise and support student health-careers-centered groups.
  • Supervise Health Professions Coordinator, Advisor, and student staff in all aspects of supporting A.D. role, including scheduling and logistical assistance, correspondence with medical schools, and management of medical school applicants.
  • Represent Williams College at regional and national meetings of health professions advisors and medical school personnel. Actively and collegially engage with advisor colleagues.

It is preferred that candidates for the position hold a Master’s degree with 3 – 10 years’ experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with student advising and program management is essential. Familiarity with health professions graduate school admissions process is essential. Exceptionally strong relationship building, networking, teamwork, and organizational skills are essential.

Review of applications will begin on May 19, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Job Group 2-D.

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.

To apply for this position, please visit http://staff-careers.williams.edu. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-4247 or email at hr@williams.edu.

Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts with easy access to the culturally rich cities of Albany, Boston, and New York City. The college is committed to building and supporting a diverse population of approximately 2000 students, and to fostering an inclusive faculty, staff and curriculum. Williams has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its students.

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.


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