The primary role of an Academic Advisor is to provide individual advising to undergraduate students. Advisors serve as liaisons for various academic departments and colleges. This advising position works with students to enhance engagement in their major, college, university, and community at large. Advisors provide one-on-one advising for students through graduation. The Advisor will assist students with course selection, entry into a concentration, course registration, and review of student records. This requires intentional contact with students by carefully tracking student progression using Degree Works and Degree Planner, as well as the Starfish early alert system to identify and contact students at-risk. Advisors also refer students to appropriate learning resources and provide students with supportive technical information.
The Academic Advisor will serve as a member of the academic advising team. Advisors work in partnership with undergraduate degree program directors and faculty to ensure that students stay on course with professional requirements throughout their program of study. The Advisor provides outreach to prospective and readmitted students, participates in professional development opportunities, teaches freshman seminar, and serves on university committees. Academic advisors work closely with the ECU Admissions in support of recruitment efforts such as Pirates Aboard, Open House, Pirates in Your Town, Pirate Promise, freshman orientation and transfer orientation. This position is responsible for advising traditional, nontraditional, distance education and transfer students while using various advising methods such as face to face, phone, computer, and written materials.
Academic Advising- 70%
Manage an active student advising caseload up to 400 students in Allied Health Sciences and Pre-professional programs
Maintain and uphold university policies and expectation of professional advising
Utilize precise record keeping regarding student advising caseload
Project Management/Leadership- 15%
Manage special projects and advising initiatives independently as assigned by immediate supervisor
Monitor and report activities related to position regarding student course plans, course needs and projections
Actively participate on committees including advisory and departmental/programs
Assist Academic Advising with recruitment and outreach projects related to enrollment initiatives
Assist with recruitment efforts such as Pirates Aboard, Open House, Pirates in Your Town, Pirate Promise, freshman orientation and transfer orientation
Provide information regarding program specific outreach and needs
This position is contingent upon available funding.
Special Instructions To Application:
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. Candidates must also submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.
Two to three original letters of reference are required for employment. Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
This position requires a master's degree received from an appropriately accredited institution and conferred by the time of hire.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 944416
Organizational Unit Overview:
This position reports to the Associate Director of the Academic Advising and Support Center (AASC). AASC houses advising for: Undecided students, College of Fine Arts and Communication, College of Allied Health Sciences and Pre-professional.
To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access; prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society; develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change; discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond; transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and improves qualify of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics. We accomplish our mission through education, research, creative activities, and service while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. East Carolina University delivers on the promise of opportunity. We open doors. We improve lives. We transform the present, and we discover the future. In these ways and more, we serve our community, our state, our nation and our world as together we reach toward our greatest potential. Tomorrow starts here.