This is a full-time position, which may include occasional evening and weekend hours. This position provides services including: program advising and admission, student recruitment, liaison with regional community colleges, other educational institutions, businesses, and agencies, along with assisting with office operation coverage when needed. Primary program advising for online Business programs, but may cover advising for other programs.
Faculty - Temporary & Continuing
Required Work Experience:
Minimum five years of higher education or business experience.
Required Licenses and Certifications:
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered:
• Work experience with undergraduate students in advising or student services. Academic or work experience in a business related field. • Experience working with customer relationship management (CRM) software such as Salesforce. • Functional knowledge of Microsoft Office tools.
Serves as the academic advisor primarily to Online degree completion students in Business programs and may be assigned other programs as needed by the division. • Includes setting regular advising dates and times including daytime and some evenings hours. • Audits, monitors, and evaluates individual student academic progress. • Meets with current students in-person and online; reviewing student electronic degree audits, reviewing university policies and procedures and assisting with course registration process. • Advises students on equivalent community college courses and approve those courses through a consortium process. • Meets with prospective students; completing unofficial audits and reviewing transfer policies and admissions procedures. • Participates in on and off campus recruiting events promoting the Ferris Statewide & Online programs. • Utilize online systems including but not limited to; MyDegree, Zoom, Email, SharePoint • Reports to the Executive Director of Online Education as primary supervisor. • Responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of designated information. • Performs all duties in compliance with applicable University policies and procedures and state and federal requirements.
Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to effectively analyze ambiguous information and respond appropriately. • Ability to cultivate and sustain relationships with diverse audiences. • Ability to organize and prioritize work. • Ability to work collaboratively. • Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously and pay attention to detail. • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Unofficial Transcript 1
Unofficial Transcript 2
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Transcript 1 (Required): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcripts of Bachelor’s degree. Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained awarded. Finalist will be required to submit official transcripts. Transcript 2 (Required): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcripts of Master’s degree. Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained awarded (may not be complete at this time). Finalist will be required to submit official transcripts.
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