Health Sciences Admissions Advisor

Health Sciences Admissions Advisor


Wilkes Community College
1328 South Collegiate Drive
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Phone: 336-838-6100

Job Location

Wilkes Community College-Wilkes Campus  Wilkesboro, NC


Commensurate with education and experience in accordance with the college salary plan.



Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Closes: Monday, July 26, 2021

Target Start Date

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Expected Work Hours

Full-Time, 12-month

Reports to

Associate Dean of Admissions and Advising

Employment Type

Full-time, 12-month

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in education, higher education, business, health or related area. 
  • Applicant must have excellent human relations skills and be able to work with a variety of individuals (students, instructors, administration, and the general public). 
  • Good analytical skills, attention to detail, the ability to communicate effectively, good organizational skills, and the ability to work with deadlines are essential. 
  • Advanced computer skills required, including Microsoft office software (Excel, Access and Word), budget, and database management.   
  • Weekends, evenings, and occasional overnight travel are part of the work schedule for this position. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Training and experience in admissions/advising/higher education preferred.  

Position Description


This is a full-time position in the Student Services Division. The Health Sciences Admissions Advisor, in collaboration with the other advisor, coordinates the advising and admission activities for all limited admission pre-health science students. Limited admission health programs include Associate Degree Nursing, Dental Assisting, Emergency Medical Science, Radiography, and Respiratory Therapy.

Job Duties:

This is a full-time, twelve-month position in the Student Services division and will report to the Associate Dean of Admissions and Advising.  Core duties will include the following:  

1. Coordinate the admissions activities for the Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, and Regional Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN) programs: 

  • Coordinate the development and distribution of admission information.
  • Coordinate and conduct information sessions.
  • Meet with students to review their eligibility for meeting minimum admission requirements.
  • Determine each student’s eligibility for entry into the Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, and RIBN program.

2. Provide academic and educational advising for students pursuing the Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, and RIBN program:

  • Assist students with the development of individual career and academic plans and proactively engage with students each semester to monitor student progress.  
  • Develop meaningful relationships with students that are based in empathy, compassion, and appreciative, developmental, and intrusive advising techniques.
  • Provide information and guidance for students pursing the Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, and RIBN program who plan to also pursue a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Communicate regularly with current advisees and prospective students.

3. Teach Success Courses (ACA 122/ACA 115).

4. Coordinate with colleges and universities regarding 2+ programs 

5. Assist with other general admissions and recruiting activities of the college.

6. Serve as Co-chairperson of the Health Sciences Admissions Committee.

7. Assist with administering the placement test.

8. Assist with placement test interpretations.

9. Assist with the evaluation of transcripts for transfer credit.
10. Perform other related duties as assigned by the Associate Dean of Admissions and Advising and Dean of Student Services.


How to Apply

Job Post Contact

Sherry Cox