This posting is for four – Academic and Career Advisor 2 positions in Advising and Career Services.
The Academic and Career Advisor 2 plays a key role in elevating student success. Portland State University is an access institution with a history of diversity and a desired focus on addressing racism, equity and inclusion. Academic and Career Services has adopted specific goals to combat inequity, which are identified in the ACS Anti-Racism Statement and Demands AT THISLINK. The advisor has an important role in creating a campus climate that welcomes all students by engaging in culturally responsive advising and continuing education. The advisor helps design innovative solutions within the campus community of professional advisors. The advisor will work within a specific advising pathway and reports to the Pathway Advising Director. This position is assigned to the overall Division, and specific placement will be evaluated yearly with potential reassignment.
The advisor offers academic and career advising to prospective students, students in the pathway, and to students who are still exploring majors. Advising is enhanced through the Advisor's knowledge of program evaluation, assessment of learning and/or research methods and use of data to better understand student pathways and barriers to success. At Portland State, advising is a shared responsibility among faculty and professional advisors. To that end, the advisor's work requires frequent face-to-face and online interaction with students, colleagues, supervisors, administrators and faculty.
All advisors will incorporate the following activities into their daily advising practice:
1. Meet with PSU prospective and/or current students in individual advising appointments. 2. Course planning and advising for academic requirements (Bachelors requirements, University Studies/Honors, Major, and all PSU-wide degree requirements). 3. Engage students at five advising milestones (Mandatory advising, Major confirmation advising, Financial Tools/Resources, Career Development, Graduation Plan). 4. Use of EAB/Navigate for comprehensive/consistent note-taking and student support. 5. Create Academic plans. 6. Proactive outreach to engage and support student success. 7. Academic standing issues – working with students on warning, probation, dismissal. 8. Discuss and refer students to Campus Resources: Learning Center, Disability Resource Center, Women's Resource Center, Queer Resource Center, Coordinated Assessment Response Education (C.A.R.E.), etc. 9. Academic petitions. 10. Financial aid petitions. 11. Co-admission advising. 12. Effective handoff of students changing majors outside of pathway. 13. Mentor students on how to connect and engage with faculty. 14. Help students connect with advisors in second major, a minor, and support services (e.g. TRIO, Athletics, etc.) 15. Career discussions (exploring values, interests, skills, and connection to major). 16. Support students in exploring internship opportunities. 17. Discussion about post-graduation plans (e.g. graduate school).
BA/BS + 3 years related experience or Master's + 1 year related experience.
Advise students on PSU major and degree requirements; analyze, synthesize and explain complex University processes/procedures and graduation requirements in various modalities: in-person, online, via phone, etc.
Use technology and analytics in the provision of services to students (Examples include Banner Student Information System, EAB's Student Success Collaborative advising platform, and Early Alert Systems).
Work successfully with and understand the unique challenges facing diverse student populations. Must have experience applying an anti-racist lens in work with students, faculty, and staff.
Provide information on job search strategies and advise students in decision-making processes related to choice of majors and careers.
Effective communication skills in one-on-one interactions, in small groups, and in public presentations; experience developing written communications.
Provide adaptive responses due to changing priorities and unusual circumstances. Frequent requirement to make decisions and balance priorities.
Work a flexible schedule, as needed (this may include occasionally work on evenings and weekends).
Bachelor's degree with 4 to 6 years of professional experience or Master's degree with 2+ years of professional experience.
Working knowledge of advising and retention strategies.
Experience using data to better understand the student experience and barriers to success.
Knowledge of/experience with program evaluation, assessment of learning, and/or research methods.
Internal Number: 33380
About Portland State University
Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, the University's innovative approach to education combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe. PSU seeks talented individuals who understand our values and strategic goals and enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating in an environment of mutual respect to achieve those values and goals. We are committed to leading through engagement and seek individuals who support this strategy. Engagement describes Portland State's collaborative approach to the exchange of knowledge and resources with local, regional, national, and global partners for mutual benefit of students, faculty, and the community. As a component of the Diversity Action Plan and the President's... Strategic Mission of achieving global excellence, Portland State University strives to become an institution that is recognized nationally and internationally for the accomplishments of its faculty, the reputation of its programs, and the preparation of it students as world citizens. For more information visit http://www.pdx.edu/about-portland-state