General summary/purpose: Work as a member of the Engineering Advising Office within the Whiting School of Engineering Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs. The Academic Advisor will perform general advising duties, handle academic issues affecting students, manage registration processes for incoming freshmen and transfer students, coordinate the graduation clearance process, and provide information to prospective students and their parents.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Work with caseload of approximately 500-600 students (125 new students per year)
Perform general advising duties and deal with academic issues affecting students
Respond to policy questions
Monitor academic progress and make decisions about academic probation and academic dismissal
Answer students’ questions and interact with faculty and parents
Manage registration process for caseload of incoming students: assist students with first semester registration during the summer by responding to questions via phone and email
Conduct graduation clearance with Registrar’s Office, engineering departments, and the KSAS Office of Academic Advising
Serve as the WSE UG Academic Affairs liaison to one or more WSE academic departments/centers
Support retention and graduation goals by working with students on leave of absence or academic dismissal
Support students’ appeals for reinstatement of financial aid following financial aid suspension
Participate as a panelist in recruitment events
Work with Undergraduate Admissions through participation in Open Houses and visitation days
Represent the school and office at meetings and conferences
Additionally, the academic advisor will be responsible for a number of special responsibilities/projects. Current assignments for this position include the following; these may change as new projects arise:
advising several WSE student organizations
coordinating the Vredenburg Travel Fund, a summer international experience program
representing WSE on the B’More planning committee, a first-year student Intersession experience
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
3 yrs. of experience advising or other academic support services role for undergraduate students.
Master’s degree in student affairs, higher education, counseling or related field, including social science, is strongly preferred.
Specific experience with engineering students and programs and student organization advising preferred.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Must be skilled in office software applications and possess ability to learn student information system.
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
Knowledge of curriculum and academic policies essential.
Classified Title: Academic Advisor Working Title: Academic Advisor Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range: $52,495 to $72,210 annually Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10001469-Academic Affairs Ugrad Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering
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