The primary purpose of the PHS Academic Advisor is to assist students, by using a developmental model, to develop the knowledge and skills and personal accountability needed to explore their academic and co-curricular options, evaluate and track their own progress toward graduation, access support and enrichment services, and understand and follow university policies and timelines. Academic advisors should have a commitment to student success and the ability to listen and analyze student academic needs, generate reports on academic progression, give graduation-oriented advising and collaborate with the CHHS Advising Center the to provide additional information/services/ programming to majors. The PHS Academic Advisor will also work closely with the BSPH and HSMT Program Directors, and the Public Health Minor Coordinator, as time permits. The position will also participate in new student orientations and other events as necessary and develop a thorough working knowledge of campus support services and referral processes. The PHS Academic Advisor will work independently and in collaboration with more experienced colleagues in the CHHS Advising Center to address the specific needs of each student by using a tailored series of interactions and communications to best fit each individual academic experience. The Academic Advisor will also be responsible for the following duties:
Orientation and outreach
Targeted intrusive advising
Liaison to undergraduate academic programs in the Department
Commitment to student success and the ability to listen and analyze academic needs
Collaboration with faculty in PHS to provide additional information/services/programming to majors
Reporting on academic progression and graduation-oriented advising
Teach a section of Prospect for Success.
Serve on academic, college and/or university committees
Thorough working knowledge of campus support services and referral processes
Minimum Experience / Education:
Education: A master's degree in academic advising, student services, higher education, MPH or MHA, or a related field is required. Experience: two years of experience involving student academic advising in a higher education setting. The candidate must also be attentive to detail, possess strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize while multi-tasking and manage tasks in an efficient and timely manner. Excellent communication and interpersonal problem-solving skills are a must. Ability to interact effectively with advisees, staff, and faculty required. A viable candidate must comprehend and abide by federal and university student confidentiality requirements. Proficient use of computers (Banner or other student information system, Excel, Word, Gmail) is necessary.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
A working knowledge of BANNER, Connect, and DegreeWorks is a plus.
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