The Johns Hopkins University Underrepresented in Medical Professions (JUMP) program promotes the success of high achieving students from underrepresented populations who are committed to preparing for a career in the health professions. Through JUMP, a learning community is formed which provides academic support, mentoring, community building, career exploration, and leadership. These efforts to enhance academic success and social integration are designed to improve the retention and graduation of students from underrepresented populations pursuing careers in healthcare and science.
JUMP is a collaborative effort among the Center for Student Success (CSS), Multicultural Affairs (OMA), and the Pre-Professional Programs and Advising (OPPA) at Homewood, and the Office for Student Diversity (OSD) at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (JHSOM). The JUMP Advisor reports to the JUMP coordinator and assists in the implementation and evaluation of programs/services to support JUMP participants during their tenure at JHU.
Note: Position Maximum # of hours=765; during time period: July 1`, 2017 - May 31, 2018 (Average 16-20 hours per week)
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Conduct individual personal/academically oriented advising sessions with assigned JUMP students twice per semester (n= 40 - 50). Assist students with establishing, reviewing and revising goals and study plans. Track student's academic progress via Starfish, the university's early alert system and make referrals for personal or academic issues as appropriate.
Connect participants to university learning assistance programs offered through the university's Academic Support Service programs. Work with Hop-In staff to provide individual tutoring/coaching and skill development workshops for JUMP students as appropriate. Track students use of university academic support services.
Support professional WSE and KSAS academic advisors in enforcing academic plans with JUMP participants that are on academic probation (2.0 and below GPA) as needed. Work with students to create and implement academic improvement plans for participants with GPAs between 2.0 -2.4.
Work with the JUMP Program Coordinator and JUMP Partners to implement programs that provide JUMP students with opportunities to network with medical/healthcare professionals, medical students and MD/Ph.D. students and track student's participation in internships, research projects and/or related community service projects
Assist the JUMP Program Coordinator in developing/implementing the two-day off campus retreat for JUMP sophomores. The retreat also includes visits to regional medical schools.
Plan and coordinate monthly JUMP general student body meetings and other events with JUMP Student Interns.
Assist with evaluating programs and activities
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree required. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Three years progressively responsible related experience required. Previous experience should include advising, coaching, tutoring or working with students in an educational environment and working with multicultural populations is required. The successful candidate must also have the ability to manage multiple tasks, attend to detail, be tech-savvy with proficiency using MS Office and social media; possess strong organizational skills; and excellent customer service skills. Prior experience working with college students is preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Qualified applicants must also have demonstrated ability to relate well to a diverse student body, an understanding of the needs of students from underrepresented backgrounds, and have a commitment to diversity in higher education.
Strong written, oral communication and interpersonal skills (including listening) are needed to be successful in this position.
Ability to interact in a professional manner with students, faculty, parents, and public is mandatory.
Position involves strong collaborative and problem solving abilities.
Creativity and ability to coordinate cultural, social or educational programs and excellent cross-cultural skills needed for this position.
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