Required Qualifications: (As evidenced by an attached resume) Master's Degree (foreign equivalent or higher). Three (3) years of full-time experience in academic advising, counseling, or student services at the college or university level working with undergraduates. Experience coordinating projects, programs, and/or events.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's Degree (foreign equivalent or higher) in higher education, student affairs, social work, counseling, or related discipline. Additional years of experience in academic advising, counseling, teaching, or student services at the college or university level working with undergraduates. Experience coordinating projects, programs, and events. Experience teaching new student seminar or student-development related courses. Academic advising experience. Working knowledge of PeopleSoft.
Brief Description of Duties: The Lead Academic Advisor provides individual academic advising to undergraduates in an assigned cohort. The Lead Academic Advisor teaches a student success course (ADV 101) and supports students in promoting their academic success. This position is an active leader and participant in assisting with the orientation and registration process, planning activities and events throughout the year, developing and implementing advising strategies, and building connections with faculty, staff, and student constituents. The incumbent provides a significant link to students transitioning from prior educational institutions and serves to strengthen student satisfaction and retention. The incumbent coordinates specific activities related to student success and organizational goals. The incumbent must possess outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, experience successfully working independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving, and strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
Academic Advising: Provide high quality, proactive academic advising to undergraduates in Academic & Transfer Advising Services. Such advising will occur in individual and group settings on an ongoing basis, and will include regular communication about courses, majors, degree requirements, and policies/procedures. Provide active support, follow-up, and strategies for success either individually or in a group setting, to students on academic action. Serve as a general walk-in and/or appointment advisor for undergraduates as needed. Support the training and development of Academic Advising Assistants via communicating policy, procedure, curricular, and other relevant knowledge.
Project Coordinator: ADV 101 Coordinator. Coordinate the Advising Seminar for New Transfers (ADV 101), including instructor recruitment, hiring, and training; assign teaching assistants to sections, as well as implement innovative curriculum and provide "best practices" in training and pedagogy. Coordinate course scheduling and registration. In collaboration with the ADV 101 Committee, update master course, instructor manual, and student manual. (ADV 101 is comprised of ~25 sections, 25 instructors, ~25 TAs, and 500 transfer students annually).
Orientation and Registration: Assist in the coordination and implementation of orientation sessions for incoming students in a particular cohort or group. Provide 1:1 and group advising for new students regarding academic planning, policies, course requirements, and the process of registration. Participate in student orientation and opening weekend programs in January and the summer, including assisting in the development, planning, and implementation of new student related events and activities.
New Student Seminar Instruction: Participate in relevant training and provide instruction for a new student seminar class, comprised of approximately 20 students per class. Supervise, train, and evaluate an assigned a teaching assistant.
Program Development and Event Planning: Participate in initiating, planning, and developing events and activities which build community and support academic success. Participate in one or more office committees. Participate in various University programs and services including training/staff development, campus events, special events, admissions open houses, search committees, and University-wide committees.
Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.
Special Notes: This is a full-time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.
Weekend work may be required at times.
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Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
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Official Job Title:Academic Advisor
:Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Department/Hiring Area:Academic and Transfer Advising Services
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