This role provides graduate academic advising and student services and program support for masters-level graduate programs at Saint Louis University. This person serves as a primary point of contact for students in our professional masters programs, building strong relationships and providing sound academic advising. Coordinating closely with the appropriate academic program directors, Associate Deans, and faculty, the person in this role will provide a seamless academic experience from admission through graduation for non-thesis masters students. Â
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Works with department chairs, program directors, and faculty graduate coordinators each semester to assess students needs, important deadlines, and communicates with faculty regarding relevant programmatic issues.
Manages student onboarding and provides support for graduate students in the areas of orientation, course registration, academic monitoring, documentation of curriculum exceptions, and graduation clearance in their assigned programs. Engages with students as appropriate to support academic success, progression, and retention.
Orients graduate students to important resources, including: the graduate student handbook for their program, programs of study, annual student reviews, and typical milestones and timelines for graduation. Works with faculty, department chairs or program directors, and associate deans on academic integrity guidance for students.
Refers students to appropriate campus resources, personnel, and support services.Â Â Â Â
In coordination with appropriate programs, advises students on course selections, petitions, waivers, transfer credits, and provides support during the registration process.
Supports annual graduate student evaluation process and handles probation and transfer processes.
Provides communication, verification, and follow-ups to graduating students to ensure all degree requirements have been met.
Maintains graduate programs technology platforms with up-to-date student resources, schedules, and information.
Responds to inquiries from matriculated students.
Works with program directors, and other academic leaders to deliver programming for graduate students throughout the semester.
Collaborates with OIS, academic programs, and student affairs to coordinate student experiences and co-curricular events for international students.
Participates in university-wide or school/college committees where appropriate.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of student personnel administration and best advising practicesÂ
Knowledge of professional graduate programs
Ability to manage multiple tasks with accuracy and timeliness in a fast-paced environment
Ability to relate/interact with diverse student populations, institutional personnel, and the public
Ability to work collaboratively with university stakeholders
Sensitivity to the needs of international students
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to adapt to work environment changes, and relate to diverse population
Ability to organize time, projects, and detailsÂ
Ability to assess situations and exercise discretion and independent judgment as appropriate
Ability to supervise student workers
Strong written communication skills, with ability to interpret instructions and share with others
Ability to identify students needs for support services, and make appropriate referrals
Â Required Education
Masters degree or equivalent professional experience required.
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