The primary role of the Academic Advisor is to provide effective advising for the IUFW School of Nursing. Provide individual and group integrated academic and career planning. Advise prospective and currently enrolled students regarding admission, orientation, enrollment planning, degree progress, academic requirements, graduation, and policies. Coordinate individual prospective student visits and serve as point of contact for all general queries regarding academic programs.
On a daily basis, this person will exercise broad latitude in advising IUFW School of Nursing undergraduate students about meeting program requirements, selecting a focal area within the school, developing a plan of study, and linking this plan of study to a desired career outcome. Detailed understanding of the Masters, bachelor, certificate, and minor plans of study will provide the basis for this work, but the ability to listen and provide direction for each individual student will be at the discretion of the advisor. This position will also be responsible for identifying strategies to improve efficiency and effectiveness of advising-related initiatives and at times implementing changes to achieve these desired results. This position will also be responsible for implementing policies related to student progress, and identifying improvements to policy that more effectively relate to the mission of the student success effort.
The position will be responsible for providing primary academic advising services to the students in the IUFW School of Nursing along with any prospective students. Along with the Director of Academic Programs this position will be part of a team working toward developing effective and efficient processes related to a student's progress through a degree program with the IUFW School of Nursing. On a daily basis, this position will provide guidance to students that will have a great impact on their progress as a student at IUFW within the School of Nursing and on their end career choice and livelihood. Working on a small team will afford this person in this position opportunities to identify and perhaps oversee changes to process, policy or practice. To be successful, the position must also interface with the Director of Academic Programs, Associate Dean and numerous faculty in the school to optimize service delivery. This position will be responsible for implementing student success strategies from the point a student applies to the School to the time that the student graduates.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide academic advising for prospective and currently enrolled students. Advise students regarding admission, orientation, enrollment planning, degree progress, academic requirements, graduation, and policies. Review, prepare and maintain student records. Facilitate transfer credit evaluation and its application to IUFW School of Nursing plans of study. Oversee student progress and engage in long-term planning with students. Maintain sustained advising interactions with students to support success. Assist students in development of meaningful goals that align with academic, career, and personal growth. Assist students in making a choice for a specialty field and linking major to career interest. Utilizes appropriate technology and resources to inform daily practice.
- Coordinate recruitment activities for individual visits. Serve as primary contact for email and phone call requests for information about our school and programs.
- Assist in the development and implementation of School initiatives, programs, events, resources, and outreach related to recruitment, retention, enrollment, and graduation initiatives. Serve on various committees as requested. Represent the IUFW School of Nursing at local, state, and national meetings or conferences as requested. Perform other duties as requested by supervisor (Associate Dean of IUFW School of Nursing).
- Provide reports to the Director of Academic Programs and Associate Dean for IUFW School of Nursing as needed.
- Serve as Liaison with nursing faculty, staff and Associate Dean to assure smooth transition of students into the Nursing Program.
Master's degree and one year of related experience; OR bachelor's degree and three years of student advising or teaching experience.
Knowledge of counseling techniques, teaching, and higher education experience. Ability to deliver high quality advising. Knowledge of the factors involved with student progress (admissions, orientation, retention, advising, and graduation). Ability to execute advising program. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to make suggestions around continuous improvement in advising. Familiarity with metrics related to student success.
Knowledge of IU system-wide student service and academic delivery systems, including but not limited to university policies, procedures, SIS, SSC, and student academic support programs.
Working Conditions / Demands
Must be able to communicate effectively with others, present information and direction, use a computer and other office equipment, and to work long hours when needed.
Indiana University Fort Wayne Campus
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 3SA
Job Function: Student Services
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