It is the academic mission of The George Washington University’s School of Business (GWSB) to be a preeminent business school recognized for scholarly research, teaching excellence, innovative curricula, and focus on the responsible management of organizations in the global environment. In support of this mission, the GWSB Office of Undergraduate Programs is searching for a Senior Academic Advisor. This individual is a key contributor to developing forward-thinking and inclusive business leaders, a core aspiration of the Office of Undergraduate Programs.
The primary responsibility of the Senior Academic Advisor is to educate and empower students throughout their academic journey. This is achieved by focusing on holistic student development and prioritizing student learning in academic advising, the Business Leader Development Program, and co-curricular initiatives. Two core components of the role are academic advising and teaching in the Business Leader Development Program.
The Senior Academic Advisor plays a pivotal role in our open-team academic advising model. Our GWSB Academic Advising Team empowers students by allowing them to choose their preferred advisors based on availability and established connections. Success in this advising model hinges on each team member’s meticulous attention to detail, effective communication, counseling expertise, as well as their ability to provide sensitive and discreet guidance to students from diverse backgrounds. They are also expected to interpret and implement academic policies and work autonomously in a high-volume, dynamic higher education environment, demonstrating sound judgment, innovation, and initiative.
Beyond individual academic advising, the Senior Academic Advisor will also serve as an instructor in the Business Leader Development (BLD) Program. This program is designed to enhance students’ career readiness and community engagement by fostering forward-thinking and inclusive leadership skills. The Senior Academic Advisor will lead two sections per semester of one of the Business Leader Foundations courses. Reporting to the Assistant Director (Curriculum) for Undergraduate Academic Advising, this role does not include direct reports but may involve the supervision of two undergraduate student mentors serving as classroom teaching assistants.
The key responsibilities include:
Provide guidance to students on their course of study from orientation through graduation.
Educate students on University policies and procedures, goal setting, academic planning, and course selection, providing referrals to other resources on campus, as appropriate.
Teach two or more sections of the Business Leader Development Program per semester.
Serve on committees and/or fulfill programming responsibilities such as New Student Orientation, GW Professional Academic Advising Network, GWSB Commencement Activities, Admissions Panels, or other campus-wide committees.
Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Qualified candidates will hold a Master's degree or higher in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience. The degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
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