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Academic Success Advising Coordinator
Arizona State University in ,
Date Posted 05/24/2022
Admin-Academic Advising
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled


Campus: Tempe

Academic Success Advs Coord

Job Description

The School of Life Sciences is seeking to hire a Academic Advising Success Coordinator. The Academic Advising Success Coordinator (Pre-health) will work with the unit (School of Life Sciences), The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the university to support and develop strategies to ensure the success of online students in the School of Life Sciences who are interested in careers in the health professions. The Academic Success Coordinator (Pre-health) will serve as the principal source of information and advice to students enrolled in the online Biological Sciences BS degree about preparation for health professions including medical, dental, podiatry, optometry, and physician assistant fields. They will assist students in assessing their interests, values, and abilities as related to their educational/career goals through zoom, phone, and email exchanges. The advisor will be responsible for the innovative design and delivery of material best suited to the career support of online students who are at various stages in their preparation for professional school. They will also be expected to be an active participant in the university's network of pre-health advisors. 

Job Family

Advising & Admissions

Department Name

Sols Undergraduate Programs



Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$50,000-$55,000 per year; DOE

Essential Duties

  • Under the direction of the Associate Director, provides personalized, intentional, and holistic advising support to online students in SOLS to ensure successful preparation for entry into a health professions program.
  • Provides personalized individual advising using knowledge of the application process and strategies that focus on identifying individual student strengths, guiding students to the best course of action for their individual pathway.
  • Provides guidance and feedback to applicants to professional schools, including reviewing drafts of essays, navigating letters of recommendation and school selection, and interview preparation.
  • Teach an introductory clinical healthcare and healthcare internship courses.
  • Co-advise AMSA 
  • Develop, plan, and present virtual group workshops for students on how to prepare for careers in the health professions.
  • As part of the Pre-Health Advising Team, works collaboratively to develop new resources, materials, and opportunities for additional student support. 
  • Serve as advisor for online health related student clubs.
  • Build and expand current online presence to increase the reach of Pre-Health Advising.
  • Identifies and outreaches to online SOLS students interested in Pre-Health in a proactive and supportive manner. 
  • Train and develop academic advisors in The School of Life Sciences provide general guidance and answer basic pre-health advising questions. Build pathways and bridges between academic advising and pre-health advising to better assist online students.
  • Develop a professional network through NAAHP (National Association of Advisors in the Health Professions) or other professional organizations to inform and improve best practices.
  • Serve as a member of the Pre-Health Advisory Committee, made up of Pre-Health Advisors and stakeholders at Arizona state University to inform and improve best practices in Pre-Health advising. 
  • Develop and build relationships with local schools and admissions team at health professions schools.  
  • Apply the principles, techniques and methods of teamwork, compromise and collaboration to produce desired outcomes. 
  • Use internet-based research tools and Microsoft Office computer applications. 
  • Experience using student information systems such as PeopleSoft, Salesforce, and DARS degree audit.
  • Rapidly adapt and effectively utilize new technology, practices, policies and methods. 
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, faculty, students, administration and other interested parties. 
  • Work effectively in an environment subject to quickly changing priorities. 
  • Effectively communicate both written and verbally 
  • Interpret student needs and determine when referral to other University resources is appropriate.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to needs of a diverse student population.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in a related field and two (2) years or more of the following: advising or related student services utilizing a proactive and innovative approach which results in demonstrated outcomes in Academic Success Advising Coordinator retention, graduation, and academic planning; Or, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of a Master’s degree in a science, health related, or communication/counseling field and 1-3 years of experience in pre-health advising, recruitment, or admissions preferred. 
  • Evidence of effective communication skills and proven track record working across diverse lines in a higher education setting. 
  • Experience in using technology to enhance online reach and visibility a plus. 
  • Experience advising in an online environment. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge with salesforce or email communication with students

Working Environment

Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse (75%); required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work (10%). Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds (5%). Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts. Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions. Regular use of standard office equipment including, but not limited to: computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor, mouse), printer, fax, calculator, copier, telephone and associated computer/technology peripherals; This position receives regular review of objectives by department administrator.

Department Statement

The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) has provided a vital hub for creative excellence at Arizona State University, with more than 670 faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and staff, and research that ranges from studies on biodiesel and biohydrogen to vaccine development and the conservation of whales. As ASU’s first academic unit to fully reflect President Michael Crow’s integrated, interdisciplinary vision for the New American University, the School of Life Sciences offers active and evolving platforms for collaborative, cutting-edge research and faculty whose discovery is freed from traditional institutional boundaries.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume and Cover Letter should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

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