The primary purpose of Academic Advisor is to assist students, by using a developmental model, to 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. Academic advisors should have a commitment to student success and the ability to listen and analyze academic needs, generate reports on academic progression, give graduation-oriented advising and collaborate with faculty in CHHS to provide additional information/services/ programming to majors. The position will also participate in new student orientations and other events as necessary and develop a thorough working knowledge of campus support services and referral processes. Each academic advisor has a liaison program within the college where the advisor participates in academic programming and makes recommendations to academic program coordinators regarding academic program plans. The Academic Advisor will work independently and in collaboration with more experienced colleagues and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to address the specific needs of each student by using a tailored series of interactions and communications to best fit each individual academic experience. The Academic Advisor will also be responsible for the following duties:
Orientation and outreach
Targeted intrusive advising
Liaison to one or more academic programs
Commitment to student success and the ability to listen and analyze academic needs
Collaboration with faculty in CHHS to provide additional information/services/programming to majors
Reporting on academic progression and graduation-oriented advising
Teach a section of Prospect for Success and/or 49er Rebound (course for students on academic probation).
Serve on academic, college, and/or university committees
Minimum Experience / Education:
Education: A master's degree in academic advising, student services, higher education, health or human services, or a related field is required. Experience: two years of experience involving student academic advising in a higher education setting. The 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 (Banner or other student information system, Excel, Word, Gmail) is necessary.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
A working knowledge of BANNER, Starfish, and DegreeWorks is a plus.
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.