Academic Advisor Job Summary:Simmons University is looking for an Academic Advisor (?Advisor?) to join the Undergraduate Advising team. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Advising who manages the Pre-Health Advising Program. The Advisor will be responsible for advising a caseload of students, supporting pre-health students/alumni, and assisting the Assistant Director with pre-health program events. As a member of the Office of Undergraduate Advising, the Academic Advisor will strive to support the University?s core values by creating innovative ideas to promote the office, prepare students for life?s work, and cross boundaries to create opportunities.The ideal candidate will possess strong time management, customer service, problem solving, interpersonal skills, technology savvy, knowledge of FERPA, and have experience advising on fellowships and supporting high-achieving students. As a University committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, we seek candidates with a demonstrated ability to work with individuals across a broad range of social and personal identities and perspectives. This position is partly remote. Responsibilities:General Advising: 40%Serve as the primary advisor and/or secondary advisor for a caseload of students;Monitor and advise students to ensure satisfactory grades and GPA requirements, students understand academic policies, as well as course planning/registration;Be available to meet with any undergraduate students in person, over the phone, or virtually via Zoom throughout the year, through scheduled 1-on-1 appointments, group advising sessions, drop-in advising, and/or open office hour; Participate in departmental and campus wide committees as assigned Stay abreast of changing institutional information including new programs, course changes, important dates, costs, and updates in university-wide initiatives and policies;Utilize Starfish early alert system and Workday regularly when advising, tracking students, and pulling reportsAttend weekly staff meetings and the Community of Practice (COP) for PLAN AdvisorsAssist in the implementation of advising and registration for undergraduate students during each semester registration season, orientation, and June Advising Month;Receive membership to NACADA The Global Community for Academic Advisors and attend special professional development events when appropriate Assist with weekly drop-in advising and special advising related eventsOther duties as assigned.Pre-Health Program: 60%Support students in the pre-health program with staying on track with their major and pre-health track requirements as a secondary advisor with a focus on the pre-veterinary, pre-physician assistant, and pre-dental tracks Provide support to alumni interested in pursuing pre-health as needed Redesign and co-manage the Pre-Health Mentor Program in partnership with external community doctors from the Longwood Medical area in collaboration with the Assistant Director Act as assistant club-advisor to the Pre-Health Liaisons to support their programming and marketing efforts Collaborate with the Assistant Director to plan, market, and implement special events for the pre-health program Conduct assessment and data collection for the pre-health program in collaboration with departmental leadership Utilize Clifton Strengths when supporting pre-health students to prepare them for their interviews and committee letters for graduate/medical school Partner with the faculty pre-health advisor as-needed to support pre-health students and specialized programming Communicate regularly with STEM department around registration and lab planning Update academic planning worksheets for pre-health program tracks regularlyReceive membership to the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP) and attend special professional development events when appropriate Other duties as assigned.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree plus previous experience involving student contact in a student services role;Experience in connecting and building rapport with students;Excellent oral and written communication skills;Good time management and follow-up skills;Has a friendly and welcoming personality. Preferred Qualifications:Master's degree in a related field preferred.Experience utilizing Google Suite, Starfish, Workday, or Clifton Strengths is a plus but not required Prior experience supporting pre-health students preferred;Experience working with high achieving students a plus Ability to successfully resolve student issues from request through resolution;Required Application Materials:ResumeCover LetterSalary GradeS05Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the Application Materials box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).
Colleges of the Fenway is a collaborative effort of five neighboring Boston-based colleges in the Fenway area. This collaboration was created to add value to student academic and social life while seeking innovative methods of investing in new services and containing the costs of higher education. Collectively, the colleges represent more than 12,000 undergraduate students, comprising 16.2% of the total Boston population of undergraduates attending four-year colleges, more than 700 full-time faculty, and 2,300-course offerings.