Provide in-depth, specialized, and/or comprehensive advising to faculty and students regarding class choices, curriculum options, majors, departmental and University policies and procedures, and other academic needs. Advisors have an obligation to help students plan a realistic path through, and beyond, college and make course corrections along the way. Good advisors recognize that they have the power to intervene, refer, and advocate for their students and take an active role in their students' academic lives.
Fully competent and productive professional contributor who applies acquired job skills, policies, and procedures to complete substantive assignments/projects/tasks of moderate scope and complexity. Works independently with general supervision; exercises judgment within defined guidelines and practices to determine appropriate action. May provide guidance and assistance to entry level professionals and/or support employees.
60% of the time the Academic Advisor must:
Support students’ exploration of academic programs, focusing on academic progress, procedures, policies, and available academic resources.
Provide academic advising support to COHS students, and majors, focusing on:
advising of departmental, college, and university policies and procedures
information on degree programs and creation of optimal lower-division academic plans
eligibility and registration in Finish-in-Four program
first-term required advising (RAD) sessions (both individual and group)
educating first-year students about academic success practices
Make appropriate referrals (e.g. career counseling, personal counseling, and financial aid).
Provide academic advising support to Pre-health majors and other COHS degrees and majors as needed.
When necessary provide advising support for various appeals processes, including academic reinstatements, academic adjustments and/or satisfactory academic progress (SAP) for financial aid.
Use student-success tools and resources, including PeopleSoft, DegreeTracker, Student Success Dashboard, etc.).
Support the coordination and ongoing development of Orientation, Bronco Day, COHS Welcome, and other COHS - SSAA activities and events
35% of the time the Academic Advisor must:
Participates in new-student orientations (First-Year, Transfer, and Long-Distance) and presents academic information to students and parents during orientation programming.
Cooperate and work with on-campus and within COHS partners and departments in recruitment, outreach, services, and programming for specific student populations, including but not limited to first-year, undeclared, commuter, transfers, academic at-risk, and/or international.
Participate in university committees and other activities that support the mission of the unit and the University.
5% Duties as assigned
The ability to effectively communicate information and ideas
Ability to develop specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize and accomplish the tasks at hand
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Demonstrate a strong understanding of institutional policies
Good knowledge of: discussing career and educational goals with students; identifying student strengths and weaknesses.
Experience: in student advising, development, education or related field.
Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of professional experience or equivalent relevant experience.
Master’s Degree from an accredited four-year college/university in Student Affairs Personnel, Higher Education, or other related fields
one year of academic advising experience in a higher-education setting
experience teaching in a higher-education setting
expertise in learning development, learning-skills assessment, and academic coaching
experience in health field; health science background
Skilled in advising and interpersonal relationships, able to listen, able to be directive and non-directive, able to demonstrate patience and tolerance
Commitment and experience towards diversity, equity, and inclusion
Knowledgeable about the policies and practices of the College