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Health Science and Research Career Counselor

The Health Science and Research Career Counselor is a subject matter expert for students interested in post graduate careers in healthcare and/or research. This professional provides and promotes experiential learning opportunities and other career development activities necessary to adequately prepare students for future careers. Dually reports to Hart Career Center and Academic Advising. This is a full-time, on campus position (11 months/year). Generous benefits include health, retirement, considerable time off and access to multiple tuition programs for employees and dependents. 



  • Health Science and Research Career Counseling; in collaboration with faculty, provide individual and group career counseling to all students pursuing healthcare, nursing, and research careers; in collaboration with academic advisors, assist students with course planning to ensure compliance with various professional school admission requirements; stay up to date on trends and testing/admission requirements relevant to healthcare professional programs; guide students through all steps of the professional school application process; meet with prospective students interested in majors related to careers in health, science, and research
  • Coordinate Experiential Learning; cultivate internships, externships, research, volunteer, and shadowing opportunities by working with IWU alumni, faculty, development team, and local, regional, and national organizations; collaborate with Hart Career Center internship coordinator to assist students who wish to apply for credit-bearing internships
  • Programming & Workshop; provide educational programming, workshops, and specialized networking events for students interested in careers in healthcare and/or research; support student recruitment by assisting with the planning and implementation of career fairs including taking a lead role for the annual nursing fair
  • Committee participation and Data Analysis; collaborate with faculty to serve on the Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Advising Committees by assisting students with the creation and evaluation of professional school application packets, mock interviews; Gather and analyze data regarding healthcare professional program student applications, acceptances, rejections



  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Three years related experience; preference for prior career counseling and knowledge of healthcare and research career paths
  • Occasional overnight travel (1-3 trips per year)


Application Information:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.  Please download the application at


Review of complete applicant materials will begin immediately; position is  open until filled.



Illinois Wesleyan University
Human Resources, Holmes 209
1312 N. Park Street
Bloomington, IL  61701
Fax:  309-556-1710


The final candidate will pass a pre-employment background investigation. 


$20.51-$22/hr, based on experience (11 months/year)


An overview of IWU benefits can be found here. Illinois Wesleyan University does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

Illinois Wesleyan University is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse, inclusive, and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to supporting and further building our community in these dimensions. Illinois Wesleyan University is an EEO Employer.  Illinois Wesleyan University’s sexual misconduct policy may be accessed at  Illinois Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusive excellence; details at