Advise students in the University Honors Program (UHP), merit scholars, and undergraduates seeking nationally and internationally competitive awards and fellowships, with lower-division teaching responsibilities in the Honors College. This position provides primary honors advising to UHP students beyond the first year and to all students at the University seeking national/international competitive fellowships. It also collaborates with faculty and staff in supporting and shaping merit scholars programs housed in the Honors College. In addition, this position will teach one honors class each semester. The position is part of a team of administrators, staff, and faculty both in and beyond the Honors College, advancing opportunities for high-achieving undergraduates. Advising duties include providing academic advising about honors following a developmental model, maintaining and disseminating information to students, advisors and faculty about research/internship opportunities and competitive awards and fellowships, and supporting and shaping merit scholars programs. UHP-specific responsibilities include answering questions about program curricular requirements, managing a coordinated communication campaign especially preceding and during registration periods, advising in group and individual sessions, reviewing applications, presenting at recruitment and orientation events, providing oversight of program participation through curricular progression checks, filing, processing, analyzing, and creating reports from data, and doing completion checks for graduation with University Honors. Work with the Associate Director to create and distribute surveys on advising effectiveness. Teach 3 credit hours per semester of lower-division Honors College courses such as First-Year Colloquium, Citizenship, and/or Liberal Studies honors sections. Attending student events is expected; some evenings and weekends. Additional duties as assigned by the Associate Director and Executive Director of the Honors College.
Minimum Experience / Education:
*Master's degree required. *Experience with honors and merit scholars programs *Experience working with students from underrepresented groups *Ability to thrive in a face-paced team structure *Demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills *Commitment to constant learning and improvement *Ability to multitask and meet deadlines *High competency in Word, Power Point, Excel, Google Suite *Excellent oral and written communication skills *Knowledge of Banner or comparable system *Knowledge of AP, IB, and other high-achieving high school curricula *Experience working with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to fostering an inclusive environment for all students, staff and faculty *Experience with maintaining accurate and confidential records
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
*Experience with college-level advising *Experience working with high-achieving students *Significant knowledge of competitive national/international awards and fellowships *Experience with community-engaged teaching and/or service
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