Academic Advisor

San Jose, California
Mar 21, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Title: Academic Advisor

Job ID: 24050

Full/Part Time: Full - Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Code: 3084, Range 1

Department: College of Engineering


About the Position


Reporting to the Director of the Engineering Student Success Center (ESSC), the Academic Advisor will work under general supervision to provide academic advising to students in the College of Engineering. The incumbent will assist the director with administration of the ESSC, (such as supervision, implementation, and planning), and will be assigned advising roles requiring customization, judgement, and expertise. The position engages in assessment of advising services and provides support for university-wide events. There will be some specialization in advising areas among the ESSC advising team members.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:


Support and collaborate with supervisor to provide leadership for various aspects of the ESSC and its operation. Provide administrative and supervisory support for the ESSC, in collaboration with other senior staff, the director, and the associate dean. Provide leadership and creative solutions in some areas of the ESSC operations, which may include (but not limited to): supervision and training of Student Peer Mentors, administration of summer and winter student orientations, and development of programs targeting various populations (e.g. remedial, Math 19, probation, returning students, scholarship students, etc..) within the college. Work in collaboration with the ESSC Director to document operating procedures and their implementation in the ESSC. Provide support for fundraising activities for the ESSC or College of Engineering as required. Prepare and make presentations on the ESSC on its behalf, as needed. Propose data sets of value to the academic advising operation; propose evidence-based solutions to continually improve the advising experience and student success metrics. Provide accurate, timely, and consistent academic advising to students pursuing majors and/or minors offered by the College of Engineering (COE) including those experiencing academic difficulty and those seeking acceptance into competitive secondary admission undergraduate programs using individual, group, and/or electronic means. Provide academic advising to student that facilitates student success, persistence, and degree completion in a timely manner. Assist students with the appropriate course selection including a blend of general education and program specific requirements. Provide support and leadership, where appropriate, for university initiatives to increase student retention, persistence, and success. Assist director in developing outreach materials and providing outreach presentations, as well as in planning, organizing, and conducting outreach activities. Assist director and/or associate dean to provide leadership in obtaining and presenting data sets and metrics, and proposing actions and improvements. Provide periodic advising data and reports to director and/or associate dean.

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