Under direction, advises students on University policy and procedures, program and degree requirements, and related academic matters. Fosters student success by carrying out academic advising activities and protocols to help students stay on track to fulfill their educational goals. Assists with student orientation and registration. Directs students to appropriate resources and support services.Â
Advises and counsels students for Fall, Spring, and Summer course selections; analyzes student records in preparation for orientation and advising appointments.
Provides guidance to students about their educational goals and empowers students to take initiative regarding curriculum planning, registration, university policies, etc.
Provides individual attention to students to enhance student retention and academic success, including planning for graduation, major changes, academic standing and probation, and support for at-risk student populations.
Interacts collaboratively with faculty and staff to ensure a coordinated effort to advise and support students.
Receives and gives referrals to and from faculty and other University offices for students major considerations, academic issues, or personal concerns.
Carries out established protocols for maintaining records of student information, documents, curriculum plans, advising communication, and referrals.
Participates in office staff development, workshops, programs, and administrative functions; attends meetings.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of University policies and procedures, academic requirements, campus resources, student life, and support services
Sensitivity to the needs of a diverse student population, including minority and international students
Interpersonal/human relations skills
Ability to encourage and empower students to make their own decisions
Ability to act as an advocate for both the student and the University
Ability to identify students' needs for support services in order to make appropriate referrals
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to work a flexible schedule
Knowledge of student information systems
Bachelor's degree minimum, supplemented with at least one (1) year related experience in higher education. Master's degree preferred.
Saint Louis University(SLU) is a private, co-educational Jesuit university located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. The University has campuses in St. Louis, Mo. and Madrid, Spain. SLU values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. For nearly 200 years, the University has gone beyond teaching facts and figures, encouraging students to form ideas and identities. Today, SLU students are nearly 14,000 strong. The University has invested vast resources to advance academic programs and enhance the student experience. SLU also is a major research institution where premier researchers tackle local and global challenges. And the University's commitment to community service has earned it national acclaim and bolstered its status as a character-building college.