Exploratory Majors Academic Advisor
Functional Title Exploratory Majors Academic Advisor
Position Type Administration - Staff
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) Students First Office (SFO) fosters a learner-centered experience for undergraduate success by serving as one of the first lines of response in helping UNCG students address any number of academic issues they may experience at the University. The office coordinates intervention processes across different academic and administrative units to help students determine the best possible success strategies for addressing academic concerns. In collaboration with other support services across campus, SFO serves as an academic one-stop-shop for assisting students with academic advising, academic recovery, appeals, and graduation planning. Additionally, the office is the centralized academic advising center for all exploratory (undecided) students at UNCG.
The Exploratory Majors Academic Advisor will:
• Advise an assigned load of exploratory major advisees, which includes a minimum of 2 meetings each semester to discuss choice of major, academic progress, and career goals
• Oversee assigned advisees' progress toward major selection and degree completion
• Monitor the major selection process for all exploratory majors approaching the critical 45 semester hour benchmark
• Teach a designated Exploratory Majors section of FFL 100, UNCG's first-year seminar course
• Assist in the development of programmatic initiatives designed to support students' major exploration (i.e. UNCG Major and Minor Fair)
• Respond to queries from students, faculty, staff and parents/families as appropriate (within the parameters of FERPA)
• Refer students to appropriate campus and academic resources for additional support
• Participate in SOAR for the orientation, registration, and advisement of new exploratory freshmen and transfer students entering the University
• Serve on the Starfish Outreach Team, providing academic counseling to students flagged in Starfish, UNCG's early warning system
• Serve as a liaison to academic programs/departments/units as assigned
• Serve as an on-call advisor during SFO walk-in hours, extended evening hours, and at SFO Academic Advising Checkpoints as assigned
• Other relevant duties as assigned; some evening and weekend work required
- Master's Degree in Higher Education, Counseling, or related field from an accredited four-year college or university OR Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution and minimum of 2 years of experience contributing to student success initiatives in a higher education setting; current Master's candidates encouraged to apply.
- Proven experience working with diverse populations in a higher education setting
- Experience working within the field of academic advising and/or in developing and implementing services/initiatives to support college student transition, success, and retention
- Knowledge of developmental advising and appreciative advising practices
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Strong organization skills, ability to handle multiple tasks, establish work priorities, respond to unanticipated student or faculty needs and work well as part of a team.
- Proficient computer skills (MS Office, Ellucian BANNER)
- Experience working with faculty, staff, and students in a fast-paced, professional environment
- Experience collaborating with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of academic disciplines and administrative units
Tenure Status N/A
Special Instructions to Applicants
All applicants must submit a cover letter, current resume and a list of three referrals and their contact information.
Review of applications will begin immediately.
Recruitment Range Commensurate with Experience
Org #-Department Ofc of Research & Econ Dvlpmt - 11501
Job Open Date 01/24/2017
For Best Consideration Date 02/14/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Type of Appointment 1.0 (Full-Time)
Time Limited? No
Number of Months per Year 12
- Cover Letter
- List of References
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Do you have work experience in a higher education setting?
- * Do you have experience working in the field of academic advising and/or student transition, success, and retention?
- * Do you have a Masters degree in Higher Education, Counseling, or related field from an accredited four-year college or university?
- * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
- UNCGjobsearch Website
- Greensboro News & Record
- Carolina Peacemaker
- Other Newspaper
- The Chronicle of Higher Education
- Inside Higher Ed
- Other Professional Journal
- UNC System Job Board
- Other Online Job Board
- Personal Networking
- Search Firm
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