Academic advisors provide holistic advising services for students at Minnesota State Mankato. This includes: communicating information regarding academic programs, policies and procedures; assisting students in developing educational goals; identifying/addressing academic barriers to success; helping students utilize tools and resources to understand their interests, abilities, strengths and limitations; using that understanding to develop plans of study that support their academic/career goals; and helping students monitor academic progression and provides proactive outreach, developmental guidance, and referrals as needed to overcome obstacles and support student success.
Master’s degree (conferred on an official transcript by the time position begins) and one (1) year of academic and/or student support experience in higher education,
Bachelor’s degree (conferred on an official transcript at the time of application) and three (3) years of experience in higher education in academic and/or student support areas.
Demonstrated commitment to students with diverse backgrounds including, but not limited to, students of color, LGBTQ+ students, first generation students, students with disabilities, and/or international students.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
Master's degree in counseling, student development, educational leadership or education administration preferred.
Professional academic advising experience.
Demonstrated commitment to supporting students and their success.
Communication and interpersonal skills necessary for advising and coaching students through use of technology, and in one-on-one, small group and large group settings.
Evidence of successful experience working with a wide variety of student support services.
Demonstrated success providing developmental and proactive advising services to students in transition.
Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
Demonstrated ability to quickly learn new information and interpret it with attention to detail and accuracy.
Demonstrated flexible, professional, student-friendly demeanor needed to build positive relationships with students and campus partners.
Evidence of successful experience working both collaboratively and independently to achieve goals.
Experience with various computer applications, web technology, student records, basic software, and other technologies used in the provision of effective academic advising services.
Work safely at all times, which includes but is not limited to, participating and completing all required safety trainings, as well as performing all job tasks in accordance with Minnesota State University, Mankato policies and procedures utilizing appropriate tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.
Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at: www.mnsu.edu
The salary range denoted above is the contractual range; however, salary upon hire is dependent upon qualifications and experience.
A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.
Contact Information for three (3) references
Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
A brief (no more than one-page) diversity statement presenting a commitment to or experience working in an equity-minded environment
CONTACTINFORMATION: Mike Altomari Director of Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Phone: 507-389-5119 TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711 Email:[email protected]
*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Minnesota State University Administrative and Service Faculty which can be found at: http://www.mnsu.edu/hr/bargaining.html
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