The Office of Undergraduate Student Services and Advising helps to promote academic success, provide academic advising services including maintenance of academic records, professional development, and leadership for all undergraduates in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Through a variety of programs and initiatives, we foster a strong sense of community, teamwork, and academic excellence.
The office oversees our professional academic advising team including faculty advisors, maintains student academic records, provides tutoring and retention initiatives, promotes study abroad, coordinates our peer mentorship program, and supports our engineering related student organizations. Reporting to the Director of Undergraduate Student Services and Advising position within the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), the Senior Academic Advisor is primarily responsible for monitoring the academic progress of an assigned cohort of students throughout their course of study and provides advising services, in consultation with faculty advisor, to promote successful completion of their program. Additionally, the Senior Academic Advisor is responsible for leading one or more functional responsibilities including but not limited to front desk/tour management; peer mentorship; student leadership development/engagement; communications; academic success/retention; study abroad; new student orientation; and diversity, equity + inclusion.
Responsibilities: • Serves as the primary academic advisor for first-year students. • Manages and facilitate recruitment, orientation, registration, retention, and graduation activities. • Responsible for maintaining academic records for all assigned students from orientation to graduation by utilizing current enterprise systems and software provided by the university. • Educates students on university policies and procedures, goal setting, academic planning, and course selection • Leads co-curricular student programming and activities in collaborations with departments, student organizations, and the Dean’s Office. • Helps to identify issues, challenges, and barriers to student success and provide potential solutions • Provides Outreach to “at risk” students to provide support and connect them to appropriate campus resources • Responsible for maintaining and enforcing all confidentiality and privacy requirements • Maintains data and prepare reports as needed • Develops, coordinates, and supports recruitment and retention initiatives. • Works collaborative with the faculty advisors to monitor and support student academic success • Audits, reviews academic record based on academic standing report to confirm assigned status (probation, suspension, off probation, Dean’s Honors List). • Promotes, advises, and monitors students who plan to study abroad • Performs other work-related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
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