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  • Academic Advisor, Grand Valley State Unviersity (Grand Rapids, MI)

    Duties / Responsibilities

    • Provide academic advising for students pursuing College of Health Professions majors/programs:
    • Offer an inclusive and welcoming approach to academic advising for all students
    • Work with a variety of student populations to include GVSU, transfer, non-traditional and high school students
    • Meet with assigned students to support their academic progress with course selection, appropriate course load, addressing application questions and referring to co-curricular and high impact practices.
    • Provide program specific academic advising to students pursuing CHP majors that facilitates student success, persistence, and degree completion in a timely manner
    • Offer resources and referrals for services that will aid student success
    • Assist with Transfer Student Advising and Registration and New Student Advising and Registration
    • Maintain student advising records
    • Represent CHP at recruiting and informational events
    • Represent CHP on committees and task forces as deemed appropriate
    • Work in partnership with overall university advising initiatives to support student success activities
    • Support CHP processes for student outreach, support, assessment, etc.
    • Collaborate with CHP faculty and staff, and other campus partners
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the CHP Student Services Director

    Minimum Qualifications

    A bachelor’s degree and one year of relevant experience in a higher education setting
    Familiarity with current trends and best practices in advising
    Efficient organizational and time management skills
    Experience using collaborative approaches to planning and problem solving
    Positive approach to customer service
    Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively interact with students, faculty and staff
    Willingness to work autonomously and as a key member of an advising team
    A demonstrated ability to work with diverse student populations

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs or related field
    • Demonstrated experience in academic advising within a higher education setting
    • Familiarity with the GVSU CHP majors and programs
    • Demonstrated experience supporting students seeking admission into a competitive undergraduate and/or graduate program
    • Experience managing and facilitating student events
    • Familiarity with Banner and EAB/Navigate student information/support systems