Advises students on academic, administrative and personal matters as they relate to students' academic goals and plans of study.
Advises 300-375 students on academic planning and progress, registration, course selection, GS core requirements, degree requirements, declaring a major, leaves of absence, academic support services, and other academic and administrative policies. Includes email, online, phone, and in-person advising with students and contact with faculty members and other university administrators related to individual student cases.
Administrative duties associated with advising load include but not limited to: updating core requirements checklists for all advisees; coding information in University databases as necessary; processing withdrawal and leaves of absence request and generating follow-up communication; preparing petitions and reports for review by the Committee on Academic Standing; preparing preliminary graduation check out for senior advisees; responsibility for the orderly maintenance of advisees' educational records and files, including the secure disposal of duplicate, outdated, or inessential materials in a student's electronic file. Serves on the GS Committee on Academic Standing for Academic Review and on Leadership Teams and other committees as required.
Conducts Academic Planning Sessions as required.
Performs other tasks and projects as required.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent required; advanced graduate degree or equivalent in related experience preferred. Minimum of 3 years of related experience in student affairs, teaching or advising in an academic setting required. Must be able to adjust to multiple demands and shifting priorities and be a team player. Must possess excellent interpersonal, communication, leadership, and organizational skills. Must be flexible and open as well as willing to adjust to an ever changing and evolving student body and work. Knowledge of MS Office required. Proficiency with SIS (Student Information Services) desirable.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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Internal Number: 513829
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