Assistant Director for First-Year Advising & Student Success
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Internal Number: 54624
Position Number: 003831
Department: College of Engineering (Col)
Employment Type: Permanent - Full-time
Months Per Year: 12
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Academic Advisor in the College of Engineering, Office of Student Development and Success, provides advising services for first-year College of Engineering majors and students in transition. The Assistant Director for First-Year Advising and Student Success will manage a caseload of students, providing academic support and success coaching to Lee College of Engineering first-year students. The Academic Advisor advises students concerning their academic plans and progress, academic schedule, choice of major, and other academic activities to assist the student in making decisions concerning educational goals leading to graduation.
The Academic Advisor in the Lee College of Engineering's Office of Student Development and Success will assist first-year students in their educational goals. Advisors must have the ability to work autonomously in a complex, team-oriented academic office with a significant advising caseload. The following list provides examples of the most typical duties for the advisor position.
Provide academic advising to first-year students majoring in the Lee College of Engineering
Help students define and develop realistic educational career plans through schedule planning for each semester
Promote academic success by continually monitoring student progress throughout the semester
Work with students and faculty to ensure that individual advisees are engaged with the College and are maintaining satisfactory academic progress
Assist with new student orientation
Utilizes group and/or individualized strategies to support and monitor the progress of students experiencing academic difficulty.
Monitors enrollment and retention data and includes outreach to unregistered and at-risk students
Collaborate withthe Associate Director of Freshman Advising to provide coordination and implementation of the Engineering Program for Academic Support and Success (EPASS) initiatives. This includes helping to develop a retention strategy to proactively target at-risk students.
Carefully monitor at-risk students and develop and oversee a Student Action Plan for students placed on Academic Probation
Collaborates with the Associate Director of Freshman Advisingto develop and implement first-year specific data collection and tracking strategies to evaluate the effectiveness and quality of the success program and recommend changes to improve the first-year student experience
Minimum Experience / Education:
Education: A master's degree in academic advising, student services, higher education, engineering, or a related field is required.
Experience: 4+ years of experience involving student academic advising in a higher education setting, preferably involving extensive direct transfer student advising/counseling in a higher education setting.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
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 (Microsoft Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint) is necessary. A working knowledge of BANNER, Starfish, and DegreeWorks is a plus.
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