Provide direct, holistic academic advising and support to undergraduate students each semester who come from a variety of backgrounds and identities and are pursuing various degree programs within OLPD (Business Marketing Education and Human Resource Development), and provide additional support to students outside of OLPD pursuing the HRD Certificate, Inter-College Program degree option, and the Individualized Degree Program. Collaborate with department and college partners on initiatives related to program development and enrollment management in order to strengthen the quality of education students receive, expand on the resources and opportunities available to our students, and to contribute to a more collective, cohesive, and efficient workplace. Expand and establish networks within and outside of the University that serve to provide developmental experiences for our students and increase the exposure to the department and college. This position actively supports and advances the University's commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
Direct Service Advising (70% time)
Using a holistic advising model, guide, challenge and support undergraduate students majoring in BME and HRD, as well as those pursuing other undergraduate programs offered by OLPD, through direct advising and educational planning that promotes timely degree progress.
Deliver equity-minded and culturally relevant advising and support to students, through drop-in hours, individual student appointments, email and phone.
Understand liberal education and program curriculum and determine its possibilities within the context of the strengths, interests, and needs of the individual student.
Understand and communicate the interconnectedness of campus resources to individual students to support retention and an engaged student experience.
Interpret, uphold, and communicate policies established by the University of Minnesota to students, and influence how decisions are made using equity-minded thinking in application of policy.
Review petitions, exceptions, and waivers, as submitted by student, Student Services, or other colleagues.
Develop and integrate career development and use of Career Services in advising.
Advise potential Inter-College Program (ICP) concentration students, review applications and make admissions decisions on proposals.
Keep accurate, up-to-date advising notes and student information as appropriate.
Monitor central undergraduate email account ([email protected]) and phone line, and direct correspondence to appropriate staff and programs.
Program Development and Management (20% time)
Partner with the Coordinator of OLPD Undergraduate Studies & Advising to analyze and summarize data to understand trends and make recommendations for improvement of advising practices.
Support the creation and implementation of additional workshops/resources for students in OLPD majors.
Support the Coordinator of OLPD Undergraduate Studies & Advising in the identification and resolution of enrollment management issues and development of tracking mechanisms to reduce barriers.
Stay abreast of current trends and philosophies in academic advising, engage in scholarly or creative activities in the areas of advising, academic progress, curricular materials development, and service delivery.
Outreach and Networking in Support of Service (10% time)
Organize and communicate timely outreach to students from a variety of backgrounds about academic progress, registration and sequencing requirements, course offerings, and other resources available to them in support of academic and personal goals.
Identify and develop opportunities to engage with students over social media and the Undergraduate newsletter as additional means for communication and engagement with students.
Compile and send biweekly career-related information to students, including regular information regarding the OLPD major practical requirements.
Utilize and build relationships and networks that make a large university manageable and navigable for all students to ensure a student’s ability to make sufficient progress and feel a sense of belonging.
Staff annual commencement events, representing the undergraduate programs in OLPD.
Master’s degree in hand by position start date and one year of relevant experience.
Demonstrated commitment to integrating equity awareness into work practices and ability to build meaningful relationships with students, staff, and faculty with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Demonstrated understanding of student development theories and ability to integrate advising philosophies with daily practice.
Proven experience showing excellent oral and written communication skills, including a strong ability to present to large groups.
Effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to deal with conflict.
Master's degree in higher education and student affairs, college student personnel psychology, counseling, social work, or field related to advising.
Two to five years of progressively responsible experience providing college level academic advising.
Excellent time management, attention to detail, organization, and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively.
Demonstrated understanding of the career development process and experience supporting undergraduate students in their career journey.
Technological competence with the ability to learn new systems and software programs.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.