The Academic Exploration Advisor assists students who have not declared a major or wanting to explore other academic options or areas of interests and students denied admission to specific academic programs. The advisor identifies, contacts, and tracks students with undeclared majors through formal advising campaigns and reports on the campaign results. The position assists with walk-in hours, departmental email, advisor assignments, and New Student Orientation.
Duties include: meets one-one-one with current and prospective students/families to discuss major/career options; organizes orientation advising sessions for undeclared students; teaches multiple sections of USTU courses targeted at helping students find a major; administers inventories (Focus II, MBTI, SII) to students and hold meetings to discuss results; creates/maintains resources and/or holds events appropriate for academic exploration; maintains the Clear Path for Advising and TN Transfer Pathway Guide online resources; plans and executes the campus-wide Majors Fair; develops/maintains relationships with academic and student service departments; coordinates with departments to identify and advises students who are not meeting progression requirements; serves as a referral for faculty/professional advisors when meeting with students who are unsure of their academic path; and other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills
Must be self-motivated and able to work independently
Ability to work effectively with students, parents, faculty, staff, and community members of all cultural backgrounds and experience levels
Attentiveness to detail, strong organization skills, and the ability to prioritize multiple requests and handle them in an efficient and timely manner
Flexibility and willingness to adapt to the needs of the position/office as they arise
Ability to thoroughly understand and abide by federal and university guidelines regarding student confidentiality requirements
Review of applications will begin on December 18, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.Applications received bythis datewill receive priority consideration.
Internal Number: 209027
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