Senior Academic Advisor - Western Kentucky University
Western Kentucky University
Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Internal Number: 137678
Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Staff Posted On: Mon Oct 4 2021 Job Description:
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.
Maintain an advising case load of students with a declared major in one of the five academic colleges
Supervise, train, and evaluate 4 to 7 Academic Advisors
Provide advising to current students considering and declaring majors within assigned academic area
Work with students, faculty, and staff within the Academic and Student Affairs divisions to improve overall advising practice
Provide leadership and serve as a liaison between ACDC and academic colleges
Within assigned academic area, manage and analyze student data pertaining to major declaration, retention, progress to graduation, etc.
Create targeted interventions and programs for students in assigned academic area that need extra support persisting to graduation
Provide advising oversight and support for one of the academic colleges during Topper Orientation Programs
Provide oversight for the change of major process for students transiting between academic colleges
Review data of gateway courses that prevent students from being admitted into their declared major choice
Meet with students that are not making academic progress in selective admissions majors
Conduct follow-up appointments with students that are reported on the WKU early alert system
Collaborate with campus partners to create programs that provide holistic support for students at risk of not being retained
Other Advising Duties
Assist in creating policies and programs for students changing majors
Implement and revise, as necessary, assessment methods and practices that examine advising satisfaction and success with students and faculty
Provide training, in conjunction with the Director of Academic Advising, to faculty and staff advisors on pertinent information from assigned academic area
Provide advisor training for new faculty and staff as required
Increasing levels of experience in the areas of orientation, advising, persistence, and student development at the postsecondary level
Experience working with and supporting diverse populations
Salary Grade: 107 Salary Range: $38,000 - $42,000
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
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