Duties / Responsibilities
The College of Basic and Applied Sciences at Middle Tennessee State University invites applications for an Academic Advisor in the Biology Department. This position will have a particular emphasis on working with students to increase retention and completion rates through academic advising programming and initiatives; coordinate CBAS events as assigned; and provide academic guidance to students. The college Advisor will work with the following groups of students: Traditional Students, Prescribed Students, Transfer Students, and Pre Health Professions Students. Traditional advisors will work with students from the point of matriculation to graduation. The primary role of a traditional advisor is to provide educational guidance and assistance for students by planning schedules, recommending courses and determining appropriate education solutions for different types of students. The traditional advisor will monitor student progression and intervene as necessary to ensure students stay on track for graduation. The traditional advisor is responsible for the retention of the students assigned to them and will have regular contact with the students to ensure they are aware of available interventions that could help the student succeed. This position will be responsible for maintaining accurate student records using internal student tracking software to support the retention strategies and evaluate student progress and satisfaction. The Advisor will perform related tasks and special projects as assigned. Note: a flexible work schedule is required to accommodate student requests for advising after traditional work hours.
Master's degree. A Bachelor's degree plus three (3) years of directly related experience may be considered in lieu of a Master's degree.
A Master's degree in a STEM discipline preferred. Two (2) years' progressively responsible experience working with college students or young adults in an advising or career services counseling area in a college or university setting preferred.