To support student academic transitions and success by providing academic advising information and support to current and pre-enrolled students, academic departments and faculty, and other university offices.
Communicate with and advise pre-enrolled and incoming students about transfer work and academic planning. Collaborate with admissions staff, including participating in admissions events and other activities such as interviews for prospective Junior PSEO candidates. Work with pre-enrolled students to understand transfer credit equivalencies, in collaboration with the Registrar’s Office and academic departments.
Advise and create schedules and sample academic plans for incoming students. Work with pre-college students and their parents to assist in their choice of college credits taken in high school (e.g.PSEO at other colleges, College in the Schools, AP, IB, and CLEP) in order to create smooth pathways for students to enter Bethel upon high school graduation.
Help support, maintain, and grow resources (such as the Advising Center website, and faculty advisor training materials), and tools (such as the Advising and Registration Quickstart and Academic Planning Sheet) in conjunction with the Advising Team to provide excellent support for advising services. Build and maintain knowledge of advising best practices and tools from NACADA and other sources.
Provide guidance and answer advising questions for new and current students in conjunction with faculty and staff. Use student-centered best practices for advising; direct students, faculty, and staff to appropriate resources, departments, and offices as needed. Give support to departments who use peer and/or group advising models. Maintain the cas-advising email box.
Provide and oversee administrative support to the Director of Advising (including room scheduling, managing student employees for special projects and events, scheduling meetings and taking minutes, maintaining faculty advisor profiles, and other projects).
Collaborate with personnel from the Registrar’s Office, Academic Affairs, the Office of Career Development and Calling, and the Office of Admissions (in particular the transfer and PSEO counselors), faculty, and the Advising Team on special projects and regular service to students and faculty.
Assign advisors to incoming students; coordinate advisor reassignments for current students who request changes and advisors who take sabbatical or other types of leave.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and Google Drive.
Ability to learn new software. Experience with and Bethel systems such as Banner, Argos, and Sales Force preferred.
Excellent verbal and written communication, including the ability to present to audiences of both students and faculty.
Professional interaction with students, faculty, staff, and parents.
Detail orientation with the ability to manage projects, meet deadlines, and set priorities for multiple tasks.
Capacity and enthusiasm to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to understand and articulate requirements for academic majors, general education and academic policies.
Initiative to develop new systems and procedures.
1 + years of experience in a similar work environment; experience in higher education preferred.
AA or AS required; BS or BA preferred
Set daytime and occasional night time office hours are required.
Bethel University has been a leader and model in Christian higher education since 1871. For generations, our fusion of evangelical faith with top-ranked academics has transformed women and men, preparing them for unique callings in the kingdom of God. Bethel offers undergraduate, degree-completion, graduate, and seminary programs in St. Paul, San Diego, and online.