Job Identification: 902 Locations: , , , , Job Schedule: Full time Job Category: Academic Support
The Assistant Director liaises between the Office of Advising and Student Services (OASS) and the biological sciences department chair and neuroscience program director. Liaising responsibilities including partnering with department and program faculty and the College of Science and Health's pre-health advising team. The Assistant director directly reports to the director of advising in the OASS with a dotted line to the biological sciences department chair and a dotted line to the neuroscience program director.
What You'll Do:
Provide holistic academic advising for new and continuing undergraduate students majoring and minoring in biological sciences and neuroscience by conducting individual advising appointments and/or hosting group advising sessions. Advising includes, but is not limited to: course selection, long term course planning and class sequencing, progress toward graduation, academic success, career aspirations, basic financial aid options, and initiating referrals to appropriate resources. Logs advising summaries and advising notes into BlueStar. Coordinates scheduling of advising appointments via BlueStar. Advises students on interpreting university policies and procedures, specifically academic policies and procedures. Supports new student advising efforts related to Premiere and Transition DePaul, including mid-year orientation and ad hoc advising during the start of each term.
Monitors students in good academic standing or on academic probation, and conducts appreciative student advising to address academic concerns and develop a student success plan. Concerns include those raised by faculty and other administrators through BlueStar and addressed by students on academic probation. Advises students when faculty raise concerns through the BlueStar progress survey. Meet with students appealing financial aid suspensions through the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) process. Supports CSH retention and persistence efforts. Supports CSH degree conferral auditing efforts.
Liaises with the Department of Biological Sciences chair and the Neuroscience Program director. Suggests major/minor substitution and waiver recommendations to the department chair, program director, or designee. Annually develops student departmental advising guide for biology and neuroscience majors and sends weekly advising updates to them. Participates regularly in biological sciences department and neuroscience program and OASS meetings and events. Liaises with the CSH's pre-health advising team.
What You'll Need:
Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree in Student/Personnel Counseling, Higher Education, and/or related field preferred.
Three to five years of experience based on type of experience and education.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong analytical skills - detail oriented.
Strong organizational skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a group.
Ability to work with a diverse population of students, faculty and staff.
Ability to plan, prioritize and meet deadlines.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office and web browser tools.
Knowledge of science and health related majors is preferred
Some evening and weekend hours may be required during peak operation. Participates in Commencement, the CSH Honors Celebration, and new student recruitment events.
Working for a stable and well-known University that values diversity and inclusion.
Top choice medical, dental, and vision benefits.
Retirement plan matching contribution of 10%.
Tuition waivers for employees and dependents.
Generous paid time off, sick time, holidays, floating holidays, and more!
For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter.
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At DePaul University, we are looking for candidates who want to join us in our mission to provide access to education for all. Successful candidates welcome ideas and perspectives from colleagues and students representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, religious beliefs, and experiences. We seek collaborative, open-minded and hard working professionals to work in a real world urban learning environment. Are you exceptional, yet modest and open to challenges? We seek achievers and leaders that want to bring their passion and skills to our well-respected community of approachable colleagues. Build your career with us. DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.