Job Req ID:  112927

Academic Advisor, Pre-Health

We are seeking an Academic Advisor, Pre-Health for the Pre-Professional Advising Office. 

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Academic & Career Advising (60%)

  • Assist prospective and current first year and sophomore students in formulating academic plans based on exploration and understanding of their interests, skills, and values in conjunction with the academic curriculum and cocurricular opportunities, and career interests.
  • Coordinate support for sophomores applying to early assurance medical school programs.
  • Create and support existing initiatives that support students who are first-generation college goers, from low-income backgrounds, or from communities otherwise historically underrepresented in the health professions.
  • Develop awareness of the diversity of opportunities in health-related professions and work with students to consider which paths may be most aligned with their values, abilities and interests, including health-related careers outside of medicine.
  • Assist in supporting 400 JHU students and alumni applying to health professions schools annually, including providing essay review and interview preparation.

Programming, Publications, & Event Management (30%)

  • Develop and present workshops that help first-year and sophomore students explore health professions and prepare for the application process.
  • Create and update handouts, guides, and social media campaigns to complement advising and programming.

Student Organization Support (10%)

  • Maintain communication with and provide guidance for health-related student organizations.
  • Work as part of a team to achieve established goals in collaboration with campus and community partners.


  • Perform additional responsibilities based on the strengths and interests of the team.

Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability and passion for advising, encouraging, and inspiring a diverse population of students.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, and organizational skills.
  • Self-motivation and ability to work independently, along with willingness and ability to take direction.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's Degree.
  • Three year's experience.
  • Additional experience may substitute for advanced education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with academic advising or career advising in a pre-health context.
  • Experience engaging with students from lower-income backgrounds and historically underrepresented communities and programs that support them.
  • Familiarity with health professions fields.
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Access, and Powerpoint; Google applications (Docs, Forms, Sheets); website and graphic design; social media marketing.



Classified Title: Academic Advisor 
Job Posting Title (Working Title): Academic Advisor, Pre-Health   
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD  
Starting Salary Range: $55,200 - $75,900 - $96,600 Annually (Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday / 8:30a.m. - 5p.m. 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Hybrid/Homewood Campus 
Department name: Pre Professional Advising Office of  
Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences 

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Hybrid: On-site 3-4 days a week