Academic Advisor and Program Admission Coordinator
Metropolitan State University
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Internal Number: 2018
Metro State University, Minnesota's public, urban university, and four-time recipient of the Insight Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award is seeking to hire an Academic Advisor/Program Admission Coordinator.This is a full-time, probationary position within the School of Urban Education.
Employment Condition: Probationary
Serve as academic advisor for all prospective and current undergraduate students at Metro State seeking admission to the Urban Teacher Program to assist them with gaining program admission, planning their degree/program completion plans, navigating educational requirements and supports, and persisting to successfully complete their courses and/or degrees for teacher licensure.
Lead, manage, determine, update, monitor and communicate undergraduate student admission processes and decisions for the Urban Teacher Program in collaboration with colleagues.
Design, develop and manage projects, events and activities related to program advising and admissions consistent with the School of Urban Education's mission, vision and guiding principles.
Review and collaborate to improve unit policies and goals on program admission and advising, including planning, assessment, decision-making and accountability for continuous program improvement that enhances advising and student services within the School of Urban Education in the context of Metro State as a Minority Serving Institution.
The following qualifications are required of all applicants seeking consideration for this position. Only applicants whose resumes clearly demonstrate fulfillment of each of these minimum qualifications will be considered for the position:
Master's degree plus one year of professional experience in academic advising, counseling, or student development in a higher education setting;
Or Bachelor's degree plus two years of professional experience in academic advising, counseling, or student development in a higher education setting; Or Earned NACADA Academic Advising Graduate Certificate and 3 years of experience in academic advising, counseling, or student development in a higher education setting
Experience serving a racially, ethnically, linguistically, and culturally diverse student body including first-generation students, LGBTQIA+-identifying students, and students of various socio-economic backgrounds;
Demonstrated knowledge of a complex body of advising concepts, theories, practices and procedures related to supporting post-traditional student admission, retention and success; including approaches such as intrusive advising, developmental advising, and student success strategies;
Demonstrated ability to integrate knowledge of the multiple roles of an advisor in an effective and timely way to support post-traditional students gaining admission and completing their complex degree/licensure program requirements while managing other responsibilities in their personal and professional lives;
Demonstrated ability to relate the multiple functions of an academic advisor to the broader work and mission of the University by collaborating with colleagues within and beyond one's own unit or department to support student success;
Demonstrates excellent, culturally responsive communication skills (oral and written, interpersonal, intercultural, non-verbal and group presentation) to effectively communicate and build positive rapport with students, faculty, university colleagues, and community partners;
Possesses computer skills necessary for the position, including producing word documents; tracking and responding to emails; conducting virtual meetings; using database, spreadsheets, record-keeping and appointment scheduling software; making presentations, and implementing customer relationship management systems.
Earned teaching licensure through a non-alternative pathway;
Experience teaching in preK-12 settings, especially with diverse urban children or youth;
Experience providing academic advising through remote means (e.g. Zoom, telephone, email, or social media, or other innovative strategies) to connect with students in a prompt and regular manner;
Experience working with college students in at least two of the following areas: orientation, strategies for academic success, advising, teaching college level courses, tutoring/mentoring, first year experience courses, financial literacy, financial aid, or learning communities;
A record of professional development related to serving post-traditional and diverse students, including development on topics such as anti-racism, equity and inclusion;
Experience with developing plans for and managing large projects;
Experience assessing outcomes, analyzing gaps in service, and recommending, designing and/or implementing changes to improve current practices; and
Familiarity with ISRS, RightNow, DARS, ARSA and/or other student records systems as well as online customer relationship management systems.
Physical Requirements of the Job: Light clerical work. Requires occasional transport of articles such as folders, file boxes or laptop.
Notice: In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State's vehicle use criteria and consent to a motor vehicle records check.
The University: Metro State University, a member of the Minnesota State, is a public, urban university located in Twin Cities Metropolitan area. The University provides an excellent, inclusive and engaging education to eliminate opportunity gaps and lead the Twin Cities community to a prosperous and equitable future. Recognized as a Minority Serving Institution, its employees serve approximately 11,000 students, two-thirds of whom are from communities of color or American Indian nations, are first in their family to attend college or are eligible for Pell grants. Metropolitan State is recognized by CollegeNet as a leading higher education promoter of social mobility for students (Ranked #21 out of 1380). The university offers programs leading to baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. We provide accessible, high quality liberal arts, professional and graduate education with continued emphasis on marginalized groups, including adult learners. Recognized in 2008 and 2014 by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement and named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the university is committed to academic excellence and community engagement through curriculum, teaching scholarship and services designed to support an urban mission.
The School/Academic Department: The mission of the School of Urban Education is twofold: (1) To increase the number of well-prepared teachers of color in Minneapolis, St. Paul and surrounding suburbs so that the urban teaching workforce reflects the ethnically diverse population of preK-12 students and their communities; and (2) To empower all UED teacher candidates to become urban teachers with the content knowledge, pedagogical skills, urban field experiences, and professional dispositions needed to improve the educational achievement of historically and currently underserved urban learners and to advocate for their right to receive a high quality education. For more information, visit our website at https://www.metrostate.edu/academics/urban-education
Salary: This is a Minnesota State University Association of Administrative and Service Faculty (MSUAASF) Range C position with a salary range of $44,354 (minimum) to $76,826 (maximum). Salary is commensurate with education and experience, and is determined by the collective bargaining agreement between Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (Minnesota State) and the MSUAASF organization.
Metropolitan State University offers over 60 baccalaureate majors, 10 master?s degrees, and 2 doctoral programs. Founded in 1971, the university is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and is the only state university in the Twin Cities. It is a comprehensive urban university committed to meeting the higher education needs of those who live and work in the 13 county metropolitan area.With a strong tradition of individualized educational programs, we are fully committed to high-quality, affordable education for working adults. Faculty, staff and more than 11,000 full- and part-time students reflect the area?s rich diversity, provide a highly student-centered environment and demonstrate unwavering commitment to civic engagement.