$48,000 - $53,000; Salary commensurate with education, experiences, and other requirements. Comprehensive benefit package (health care, vacation, etc.).
Ferris Faculty Association (MEA-NEA)
Term of Position:
At Will/Just Cause:
Summary of Position:
The Academic Advisor, Assistant Ranking will provide academic advising in the College of Arts, Sciences and Education's School of Education (but, not limited to) that will include assisting students in the development of academic plans and course schedules, advising on academic program changes and meeting with prospective students and their families.
Other duties include, but are not limited to, assisting with summer orientation and registration, responding to inquiries regarding programs, maintaining timely communication with students, and teaching a freshman seminar course (or another course as appropriate) up to three credit hours per semester/six credit hours per academic year. The anticipated start date of this position is December 2024. However, this is an estimated date and can be revised if needed
Faculty - Temporary & Continuing
Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a related field.
Required Work Experience:
At least one year of relevant experience, preferably in a higher education setting with student support assignment.
Required Licenses and Certifications:
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered:
- Provide academic advising which includes assisting students in the development of academic plans and course schedules, advising on academic program changes, and meeting with prospective students and their families. - Demonstrate an understanding of academic program planning and application of advising theory with related experience. - Maintain individual student records as appropriate, updating and evaluating as new information is received. - Consistently review student records to verify that progress is being made toward degree completion and provides outreach and support to students on probationary status. - Provide timely answers to student inquires and assists students in the selection of appropriate courses and concentrations in terms of student-stated preferences. - Regularly assist students in identifying curricular and scheduling issues that may affect their time to degree. - Prepare accurate summaries and reports as requested. - Maintain confidentiality of information and performs duties in compliance with applicable laws, policies, and procedures related to primary and college/department specific responsibilities. - Provide dependable year-round specialized academic advising for specified students. - When applicable, demonstrate satisfactory instruction to students in assigned courses. - Any other duties assigned within the position classification area. - Demonstrate an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.
- Participate in scholarly and professional development activities related to student advising, retention, and student success. - Active membership in professional organizations. - Communicate effectively with faculty, department chairs/heads, lead advisors, program coordinators, department leadership, and dean's office personnel to ensure that accurate data and information is provided to students. - Participate in University, College, and/or departmental committees. - Actively participate in registration activities (e.g. summer orientation, pre-registration, late registration, etc.) - Prepare communication in support of advising activities and initiatives. - Provide information and referrals regarding University policies, additional resources, programs, and services that will support student success. - Knowledge of academic standards governing student probation, suspension and/or expulsion. - Knowledge of student persistence and completion issues. - Additional hours on evenings or weekends may be required as necessary to meet the needs of students and the university.
Skills and Abilities:
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. - Create and update student records. - Gather data, compile information, and prepare reports. - Maintain calendars and scheduled appointments. - Use independent judgement and manage confidential information. - Work independently to meet deadlines and timelines. - Analyze and solve problems related to professional responsibilities. - Review and understand course prerequisites, program course requirements and graduation requirements. - Review student transcripts and/or records for advising purposes. - Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Unofficial Transcript 1
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Unofficial Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of Master’s degree.
Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.
Initial Application Review Date:
November 7th, 2023
Open Until Position is Filled?:
Posting Close Date:
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