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Director of Pre-Professional Medical Sciences

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Position Information

Position Title Director of Pre-Professional Medical Sciences
Requisition Number STFR004449
Division/College Undergraduate Education
Interdisciplinary Division/College
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Grade 15
Posting Date 04/02/2018

The Director of Pre-Professional Medical Sciences leads university-wide efforts in advising current students and alumni pursuing a professional education in medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatric medicine, or veterinary medicine. The Director will be responsible for the strategic development, implementation, and evaluation of a first in class pre-medical program that supports student success and positions students as distinguished applicants for admission to medical school. This is an opportunity to influence the academic and experiential learning opportunities that students experience which will allow them to successfully transition into professional medical programs. This person will provide executive level leadership, vision, and direction to the PreHealth Advising Program and will collaborate with academic and administrative departments throughout the University. The Director will increase the visibility of the Northeastern’s profile and expand affiliations with medical schools. The Director will contribute to the University’s recruitment and retention of high talent students and will identify and develop new student support opportunities. This position reports to the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. Work requires occasional evenings and weekends.

The Northeastern PreHealth Advising Program
The Northeastern University PreHealth Advising Program assists students as they navigate premedical requirements and pursue experiences relevant to their career goals. The Director and program staff recruit students into the program; develop and implement a series of workshops, presentations, and special events; they maintain a website which provides access to on-line resources, a calendar of events, and more; they provide advising services to students and opportunities for networking among PreHealth students, Northeastern graduates who are current medical students, and healthcare professionals.


• Master’s degree required, PhD or MD (or other clinical background) preferred.
• An experienced leader in the medical sciences with 6 to 8 years of progressive experience in leadership, management, and supervision of a team.
• Must have extensive knowledge of pre-health advising and the medical school admissions process.
• Previous experience in achieving successful outcomes in measures such as increased acceptance rates to medical schools or building partnership agreements with other institutions.
• Ability to analyze data and identify patterns and trends; ability to implement actions and identify outcomes based on data.
• Individual must work well in a fast-paced environment and have excellent time-management skills.
• Strong presentation, verbal, and written communication skills.
• Must have the ability to work well with diverse groups of people and have excellent interpersonal skills.
• An entrepreneurial spirit is strongly encouraged.
• The ability to be innovative and execute responsibilities without supervision.
• Individual must be able to work as an integral member of a team, demonstrate leadership qualities and have the skills and knowledge to manage a project. Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships is essential to the position.

Additional Information

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. References

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