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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Assistant Program Director in Atlanta, Georgia

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  • Assists in directing the strategic planning, development, and implementation of programs.

  • Represents the organization at meetings, conferences and other events.

  • May develop and present speeches or presentations to generate or enhance awareness of program(s).

  • Provides technical support by evaluating established processes, conducting training, attending operational meetings and networking with affiliated groups.

  • Monitors progress toward achieving established objectives and deadlines.

  • Participates in planning, administering and monitoring program related budgets.

  • Conducts research, designs new initiatives, and collaborates with others to ensure program(s) remain viable.

  • May serve on, hold office in, or chair committees.

  • May write publishable articles and papers.

  • May supervise staff.

  • Oversees or assists in developing operational and statistical reports for management and regulatory agencies.

  • Ensures required records and documentation are maintained.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • The Assistant Director (AD) will provide academic advising to undergraduate students (Atlanta and Oxford campuses) who are interested in pursuing entry into graduate programs or careers in the health and allied health professions (including: medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, nursing, pharmacy, mental health, public health, physical therapy, physician assistant, etc).

  • The AD will advise on professional goals, course selection, extracurricular (community and public service, clinical experiences, research, and other health professional opportunities), and the application process and readiness.

  • The AD will help manage and execute the Composite Letter process.

  • The AD will work with students to support skill building as it relates to the pre-professional admissions process, careers, or other professional development.

  • Provides academic advising through individual appointments, walk-in hours, and pre-health group advising programs (sophomore year check-up and 1-1 follow ups).

  • Develops and leads workshops and programs to enhance advising initiatives.

  • Assists with Composite Letter services (advising, writing and editing).

  • Builds links with and serves as liaison to other university offices and supports services such as New Student Orientation (freshman/transfer advising), Campus Life (Residence Life) the Center for International Programs Abroad and Emory’s Oxford campus.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required, including but not limited to the following projects:

  • Transitional programming between first-year and second-years.

  • Oversight of all first-year programmingSpecialist advisor focus: alumni services.

  • Mock interviews- oversight of online and retired faculty program.

  • Pre-Vet Advisor to student organization.

  • Additional events: Panel and networking events with professionals.

  • Application advising/Interview Prep/ Personal Statements.

  • Pre-Health Advising is open from 9-5 daily. However, some non-traditional hours will be required for presentations, workshops or advising sessions during occasional evenings and weekends.

  • Some advising may take place on the Oxford Campus.


  • Bachelor's degree in a field related to the program(s) and five years of program related experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.


  • Master’s degree in professional counseling, student affairs, educational psychology, higher education, allied health, or STEM area.

  • Prior experience in higher education setting.

  • Experience with academic or pre-professional advising or some experience with pre-health academic advising/counseling or a major in natural science or pre-health area.

  • Experience with developing content for presentations and development of liaison relationships.

  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location. Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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Job Number 93153

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Emory College

Department ECAS: PreHealth Mentoring Ofc

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Business Operations

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor