Required Qualifications: (As evidenced by an attached resume) Bachelor's Degree (Foreign equivalent or higher degree). One year of full-time experience in a college or university setting in one or more of the following areas: academic advising, transfer advising, counseling, teaching, student programming/activities, orientation, student services, or enrollment/retention areas (work experience as a Graduate Student may be considered). Experience conducting presentations including facilitating discussions. Experience coordinating programs and events. Preferred Qualifications: Master's Degree (Foreign equivalent or higher degree) in higher education, student affairs, social work, counseling, or a related discipline. Academic advising experience in a college or university setting. Experience teaching new student seminars or student-development related courses.
Brief Description: The Undergraduate College Advisor in Undergraduate Colleges provides individual academic advising to first-year students. The incumbent teaches the first-year seminar course. The incumbent is an active leader and participant in assisting with the orientation and registration process, planning activities and events throughout the year, developing and implementing advising strategies for academic success for all students, and building connections with faculty, staff, and student constituents. This position provides a significant link to students' transition from high school to their first year of college, and serves to strengthen student engagement and retention. Incumbent must possess: Outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Experience successfully working independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving. Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail. : Academic Advising
Provide high quality, pro-active academic advising to first-year students in the assigned Undergraduate College. Such advising will occur in individual and group settings on an ongoing basis throughout the freshman year, and will include regular communication about courses, majors, degree requirements, and policies and procedures.
Provide active follow-up to first-year students on academic action or those considered at risk.
Serve as a general walk-in academic advisor for all Undergraduate Colleges as needed.
First-Year Seminar Instruction
Provide instruction for required sections, a small required seminar 101 course.
Serve as a communication source and liaison with the first-year seminar instructors in the assigned Undergraduate College.
Contribute to the development of texts, publications, and resource materials for the first-year seminar class.
Undergraduate College Program Development and Event Planning
Participate in planning and development team meetings, training, events, and activities in the assigned Undergraduate College in conjunction with the faculty members, academic advisors, campus residences staff, commuter student services office and other constituents.
Develop and coordinate events that build community and support academic success.
Orientation and Opening of School
Coordinate the registration of new first-year students in the assigned Undergraduate College.
Collaboration with the Registrar, New Student Program Office and all specialized advising programs in registering new students in the Undergraduate Colleges.
Participate in the planning of new student orientation and opening week programs including the development, planning and implementation of Undergraduate College activities.
Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission, including participation in various programs such as training/staff development, campus events and University-wide committees.
Special Notes: This is a full time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.
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Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
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Job Number: 2104149
Official Job Title: Academic Advisement Assistant
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
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