Academic Advisor

Greensboro, NC
Sep 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Number 998886

Functional Title Academic Advisor

Position Type Administration - Staff

Position Summary

The academic advisor position is a full-time, 12-month appointment reporting to the Director of Undergraduate Student Services in the Bryan School of Business and Economics. The primary areas of responsibility will be to serve as an Academic Advisor for assigned undergraduate majors; to plan, coordinate and participate in student services activities as assigned; serve as lead advisor for International Programs.

Academic Advising:
• Assist undergraduate majors assigned to the position with course planning, academic goal setting, and development.
• Assist office with freshman orientation, transfer orientation and ARA sessions each semester, and recruitment events.
• Plan, coordinate, and assess current advising models to make recommendations on procedures, and practices to improve student services.

International Student Services:
• Lead recruiting efforts and promoting all international experiences available to Bryan School students.
• Coordinating advising for Bryan School students studying abroad.
• Assisting with the development and coordination of special international exchange and study abroad programs.
• Train USS staff and faculty on international experiences.
• Serving as the primary contact to partner institutions abroad.
• Work closely with International Programs Center, the University Registrar's Office, Student Academic Services, and other student services offices to assist students throughout their international experiences.

Minimum Qualifications

• Master's degree in appropriate field with a preference for Student Affairs or Business.
• At least 1 year of experience working in academic advising or counseling.

Preferred Qualifications

• Knowledge of academic advising models and practices and understanding of international education.
• Willingness to embrace innovative advising practices through the use of technologies.
• Demonstrated ability to participate in a team environment and to make a positive contribution toward the mission and vision of the organization.
• Adept at interacting with others in a professional and collaborative manner.
• Excellent leadership skills and ability to manage sizeable projects, delegating when appropriate.
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse body of faculty, staff, and students.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Participation in a study abroad program or international experience.
• Fluency in a language other than English.
• Work experience in international student services.
• Experience with Banner, Camtasia, WordPress, and Canvas.

Tenure Status N/A

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, candidates must upload the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • List of references (minimum of 3)
  • Unofficial Transcript

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:
Company Name
Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
Email Address
Contact Phone Number

Candidates are also welcome to upload up to three letters of reference, if available.

Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment Range Competitive

Org #-Department Business & Econ Student Services - 11807

Job Open Date 09/20/2017

For Best Consideration Date 10/06/2017

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment 1.0 (Full-Time)

Time Limited? No

Number of Months per Year 12

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. List of References
  4. Unofficial Transcript(s)
Optional Documents
  1. Reference Letter 1
  2. Reference Letter 2
  3. Reference Letter 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have experience working in the field of academic advising and/or student transition, success, and retention?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * What is your background in technology (i.e. webpage design, reporting software, assessment tools, Banner, Webfocus, etc.)?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
    • UNCGjobsearch Website
    • Piedmont Triad Area Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other professional journal / website
    • UNC School System Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Other
  4. If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

    (Open Ended Question)

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