Position Title Academic Advisor Department University College - 30120 Vacancy Number E143 Position Number 1486 Location of Workplace Main UNCW Campus Summary of Position
This position will help support the advising services delivered in the University College by providing academic advising services to approximately 175 students, participating in spring and summer orientation session, serving on assigned task forces or committees, and other duties as assigned to support the mission of the University College.
Applicants must (1) hold a master’s degree; (2) have at least 1 year work experience within a related university or college setting;(3) possess strong written and oral communication, interpersonal, problem-solving and effective organizational skills; and (4) have the ability to manage time effectively in a busy environment.
Knowledge of counseling and student development theory. Experience in an academic advising setting in a university environment, preferable four-year institutions. Preference for work experience related to administering academic program and services related to supporting first-year student populations, program evaluation and assessment.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
University College contributes to the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s commitment to excellence in undergraduate education by providing academic advising and support for students as they enter the University and transition to their chosen major. By using developmental and educational approaches, University College provides academic advising, curricular programs, and co-curricular events to help students make a smooth transition to UNCW and achieve their desired goals. University College serves the university community as the model for the best practices in academic advising and provides advising and student academic support resources to the university community.
The University College is the first academic home for over 3000 new first-year students each year. First-year students (including select transfer and military students) are advised in the University College until they declare a major or pre-major. The University College also administers the following academic programs and courses: Freshmen Seminar, Academic Learning Communities, and Synergy: The UNCW Common Reading program in addition to supporting students who are interested in Pre-Health and Pre-Law professions.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with over 15,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please include an Advising Philosophy and use the selection “Other A” to upload to your application.
Months Per Year 12 Months Position Type Permanent Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions Job Posting Date 02/21/2017 Priority Consideration Date 03/21/2017 Priority Consideration Information
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.