Associate Director / Academic Advisor, Academic Counseling McDonough School of Business
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Associate Director / Academic Advisor, Academic Counseling - McDonough School of Business
At Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, our mission is to build global business knowledge and inspire ethical leaders to serve the common good.
The Associate Director / Academic Advisor assists with the execution of the student engagement strategy for undergraduate business students. S/he engages in various types of interactions, including interaction with the following: (a) one-on-one meetings with students about academic issues, course planning, and long-term goals; (b) phone and in-person conversations with parents; (c) phone and in-person conversations with faculty and administrators both within and outside the McDonough School of Business; (d) presentations and meetings to prospective students, current students, and parents; and (e) many written interactions with the various populations described above, most of which are via email.
Reporting to the Senior Assistant Dean/Director of Advising, the Associate Director / Academic Advisor has duties that include but are not limited to:
Advise undergraduate business students on curricular and co-curricular issues and assist with academic planning
Work closely with students at-risk and on academic probation to provide additional support
Review undergraduate students for graduation clearance ensuring all degree requirements are met
Plan, implement, and assist in University events including New Student Orientation, Commencement, Family Weekend, Beta Gamma Sigma Induction, GAAP Weekends, workshops, admissions sessions for prospective students, community service/outreach efforts, etc.
Represent MSB Undergraduate Program Office on campus-wide committees, such as Honor Council, Case Management Committee, Alpha Sigma Nu, Orientation Committee, First/Second-Year Experience Committee, Admissions Comm., Athletic Comm. and/or Judicial Board
Manage undergraduate office programs such as peer tutoring, student leadership retreats and programs, and transfer admissions review and communication
Serve as point person for all commencement activities including diploma ordering, commencement book information, and graduation ceremony activities
Serve as point person regarding internal and external communications, through a variety of media in addition to advising and project management - including print media (collateral, brochures), social media (LinkedIn, Instagram, etc.), and electronic media (website, display monitors, newsletter, etc.)
Bachelor's degree - Master's degree preferred
3 to 5 years of work experience in higher education - preferably working with undergraduates in a college environment
Ability to work in a supportive and collaborative way with students, faculty, parents, and academic and student affairs staff
Personal desire and skills to advise, counsel, and mentor students
Ability to multi-task and distinguish between essential and secondary tasks during busy periods, while paying careful attention to detail
Very strong communication skills (both written and verbal)
Experience with initiating programs and planning events
Preference for familiarity advising students with Degree Works
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