Duties / Responsibilities
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.
This position is in the College of Health Sciences.60 % of Time Academic Advisor will:
40% of the time:
- Maintain positive connections with faculty and staff in focus area to facilitate student connections.
- Coordinate communication of information related to important dates, deadlines and procedures to advisees.
- Monitors student progress and suggests and implements corrective actions with students encounter academic difficulties. Meets with students with academic probation suspension or academic misconduct issues.
- Keeps current on university and college policies and procedures, and rules and regulations to assist students in meeting academic requirements.
- Acts as a source of information for prospective students, and actively recruits students through participation in various university and college sponsored orientations and events.
- 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.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of professional experience or equivalent relevant experience
- 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 counseling, development, education or related field.
- Master’s Degree from an accredited four-year college/university in Student Affairs Personnel, Counseling, Higher Education, or other related fields
- Four years of academic advising experience in a higher-education setting