This is a two-year part-time (50% of full time) position that
will assist the Director in the delivery of services of a
comprehensive career services program for pre-health students and
alumni. The Pre-Health Career Coach provides career and academic
advising in conjunction with the Academic Advising office to both
degree-seeking and nondegree-seeking students especially around
experiential education coaching, academic
requirements/pre-requisites for health programs, and pre-health
graduate school preparation via direct individual coaching and
group workshops and classroom visits and perform employer relations
and outreach to organizations in healthcare. Lastly, Pre-health
coaching facilitates the university's academic mission by providing
essential services in the health profession and maintain
relationships with campus academic and career advisors and faculty
who serve the pre-health student population.
**Who We Are:**
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of
four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to
over 9,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.
Colorado Springs (pop. 450K ) is situated at the base of Pikes
Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was
recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best
Places to Live in the U.S.
+ Career Coaching to Pre-Health Students
+ Provide individual and small group career advising and
coaching for students and alumni who express interest in pursuing
health careers which include but are not limited to pre-nursing,
pre-med, pre-physician assistant, pre-dental, pre-physical therapy,
pre-occupational therapy, pre-pharmacy, pre-veterinary
+ Advise current and prospective non-degree students interested
in health professions
+ Work with students to understand academic
requirements/pre-requisites for health programs at UCCS and for
+ Help students prepare for the application process, including
practice interviews, and stay current with admission criteria,
policies and procedures for graduate and professional school in
+ Oversee and present a set of workshops on how best to prepare
and submit applications to health professional fields. These may
include topics such as an introduction to specific health fields,
how to find clinical positions and internships, application
preparation, interview strategies, MCAT preparation, etc.
+ Plan, facilitate, and evaluate topically relevant programming
and workshops (e.g., guest speakers, alumni panels, career-focused
symposia) in collaboration with the Career Center, Academic
Advising, Health Science Student Club, Student Nurses Association,
and faculty in health-related fields.
+ Distribute messaging/marketing about pre-health advising and
+ Employer and Alumni Relations
+ Establish relationships with and engage alumni and friends of
the University of Colorado Colorado Springs who work in the health
professions; collaborate with Alumni Relations and Career Center on
+ Promote opportunities to engage with recruiters from
health-related professions and professional schools.
+ Collaborate across campus on cultivating opportunities for
students to explore avenues for internships and volunteer
experience in health-related fields.
+ Campus Partnerships
+ Establish relationships with and engage faculty and other
campus community stakeholders in development of programming,
resources, and advising support for pre-health students.
+ Maintain relationships with campus advisors and faculty who
serve the pre-health student population.
+ Refer students to appropriate student support services, such
as career advising, financial aid, disability services, tutoring,
psychological counseling, the Office of Admissions, etc.
+ Lead office committee (potential committees include marketing,
assessment, and diversity) based off selected candidate interest
and need within the department.
+ Perform similar or related duties as assigned or required.
+ Understanding of career development and advising theory
+ Must be able to communicate effectively with students,
faculty, staff employers, and alumni and work collaboratively with
+ Must be self-motivated with the ability to work without close
+ Possess excellent customer service, organizational and
+ Demonstrate outstanding verbal and written communication
+ Ability to multi-task and consistently meet established goals
+ Maintain professional appearance and manner and uphold the
highest levels of professionalism and ethical conduct.
+ Exhibit comfort working with technology based services and
social media platforms.
+ Possess high level of counseling and interpersonal skills to
handle sensitive and confidential situations.
+ Establish strong research skills as they relate to job market
+ Ability to adhere to all institutional policies and procedures
and operates within state and federal statutes and regulations and
within standards of professional career services organizations at
+ Understand need for some flexible working hours due to career
This position has been determined to be eligible for overtime
(non-exempt) under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
**What We Offer:**
**Salary Range:** Generally starting at $18,386 - $23,724
The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set
based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to,
internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including
medical, dental, retirement, paid vacation and time off, and a
tuition benefit. Information on university benefits programs,
including eligibility, is located at
http://www.cu.edu/employee-services . Total compensation goes
beyond the value on the paycheck. Please consider reviewing the
Total Compensation page at Total Compensation Calculators |
University of Colorado .
**Tentative Search Timeline:**
+ The potential dates for interviews with the search committee
will be the week of **5/10/2021.**
+ The potential dates for interviews with the supervisor and
appointing authority will be the week of **5/31/2021.**
+ The potential employee start date is **7/1/2021.**
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to
providing a safe and productive learning, living and working
community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background
investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for
employment. Background investigations include a criminal history
record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor
vehicle history check.
UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In
compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its
commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces
diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender,
disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation
or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including
employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative
formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals
with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each of the established essential functions and meet the
physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The
requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill,
ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the
employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions, physical and environmental demands.
Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical
impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g.
walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and
require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is
your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview
or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date.
If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must
notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.
The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that
verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new
employees by the end of the third day of work.
+ Bachelor's degree required.
+ 1 year of experience of advising, teaching, and/or coaching
+ 1 year of experience in event and program planning.
+ Master's degree in career counseling, counseling, higher
education, or related degree.
+ 1-3 years' experience in career services, academic advising,
or similar function.
+ 1-3 years' experience advising or coaching pre-health
+ 1-3 years' experience working in the healthcare industry.
+ Coursework or knowledge of career development theory.
+ 1 year of experience working with one or more of the following
populations: student veteran or military affiliated students,
students with disabilities, LGBTQ students, minority students.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
frequently required to sit. Employee is occasionally required to
move. Tasks may involve using a computer screen continuously for
long periods of time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or
move up to 20 pounds.
**Job:** Student Services
**Primary Location:** Colorado Springs
**Job Category** Student Services
**Department** C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus
**Posting Date** Apr 12, 2021
**Unposting Date** Ongoing
**Posting Contact Name** Jessica Woods
**Posting Contact Email** email@example.com
**Posting Number** 00769893
**Req ID:** 20878
The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability,
creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender
expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political
philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.