The Psychology Advising Student Support (PASS) Center serves over 1,500 undergraduate majors and minors in the department of Psychology. Using a developmental model approach, the Academic Advisor in the department works with students so that students develop the knowledge and skills and personal accountability needed to explore their academic and co-curricular options, evaluate and track their own progress toward graduation, access support and enrichment services, and understand and follow university policies and timelines. Advising services encompass a range of interactions with students from individual and small group meetings to email and social media, among others. The Advisor also provides orientation to new students, support to first-generation college students and transfer students, and intervention programs for at-risk students. The academic advisor is primarily an implementer of a developmental advising model that involves a tailored series of interactions and communications using advising tools and systems designed to address the specific needs of the students served. This tailored, developmental approach acknowledges that individual student profiles and those of student cohorts may differ not only at the onset of the student academic experience, but throughout their academic career. The advisor must have the experience, education, and background necessary to serve the educational function of an advisor, however he or she is doing so in a context developed by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and in collaboration with departmental colleagues and the CLAS Advising Director. Specific functional areas include:
Orientation and outreach
Training and supervision of Peer Advisors
Minimum Experience / Education:
Candidate must have completed a Master's degree, preferably in Psychology. Candidate must have at least two years of experience involving student academic advising in a higher education setting. Candidate must also be attentive to detail, possess strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize while multi-tasking and manage tasks in an efficient and timely manner. Excellent communication and interpersonal problem-solving skills are a must. Ability to interact effectively with advisees, staff and faculty required. A viable candidate must comprehend and abide by federal and university student confidentiality requirements. Proficient use of computers (Microsoft Access, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook) is necessary.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
Two years of advising experience after the attainment of the Master's degree is preferred. A working knowledge of Banner and EAB is a plus. Experience teaching a freshman seminar or student success seminar is also preferred.
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.