Academic Intervention Specialist

Wilmington, North Carolina
Apr 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Title: Academic Intervention Specialist
Department: University College - 30120
Vacancy Number: E158
Position Number: 1484
Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus

Summary of Position:
The Academic Intervention Specialist has the primary responsibility of case management for students who require early alert interventions. The specialist will create a framework to support student success for all first year students in the University College. Essential functions include providing academic advising and coaching strategies to support students in their academic, personal and social development. Collaborates with other university offices to develop and maintain resources to support academic skill development, major and career exploration. Supports the Coordinator of Assessment with retention and persistence projects. Advises a caseload of first year students, participates in orientation, admissions and community oriented events, and serves on university committees as needed.

Minimum Requirements:
Two years related work experience in academic advising, academic coaching or related areas. Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and ability to work collaboratively at multiple levels of the institution. Initiative when working independently, strong organizational and time management skills and the ability to work on multiple projects. Strong attention to detail, accuracy and documentation, and ability to multi-tasking with multiple projects. Demonstrates commitment to working in a diverse workplace and to building a pluralistic community by promoting an increased understanding of individual differences and perspectives that will enable office cohesiveness. High emphasis placed on professionalism, efficiency and a positive attitude. Handles confidential information sensitively and appropriately. Annual participation in professional development; focuses on acquiring, improving and applying technological and other skills that are essential to achieving the goals of the program. Master’s degree required; All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Preferred Qualifications:
Prior experience in admissions or academic advising in higher education
Experience with appreciative advising models and practices
Familiarity with North Carolina higher education system
Experience with retention and other student success initiatives in a higher education setting
Prior experience working independently
Exposure to data management and analysis in Excel or some other data analysis software

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.

College/School Information:
The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s University College is the first academic home for all first year students, military, pre-professional and select transfer student populations. The University College’s mission contributes to UNCW’s commitment to excellence in undergraduate education by building relationships and creating experiences to support student transitions, persistence, and success through academic advising, courses, programs, and resources.

University Information:
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.

EEO Statement:
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.

Applicant Instructions:
Please upload an Advising Philosophy as “Other A”

Months Per Year: 12 Months
Position Type: Permanent
Job Posting Date: 04/19/2017
Priority Consideration Date: 05/19/2017

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.

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