Nursing Major, Academic Advisor I

Fort Myers, FL
Sep 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Information

Job Title Nursing Major, Academic Advisor I

Appointment Type 12 Month

Job Description

As the Nursing Major, Academic Advisor I you will be responsible for student advising; course and/or curriculum development; involvement on College and University committees and/or initiatives; as well as duties as assigned. Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, research, and service.

All faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs; committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; committed to effective use of technology including distance learning; involved in scholarly activities as appropriate to appointment; and provide service to the College, University and community. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within our region.

Required Qualifications

Master's degree in Advising, Counseling, Education, Administration or a discipline supported by the College from an accredited institution.

Three years of experience in an academic advising environment or related area in higher education.

Must meet University and College criteria for appointment to the level of Academic Advisor I or II.

SPECIAL NOTE: Current FGCU employees appointed as Academic Advisor (Level I or II) may apply for this vacancy. If a current FGCU Academic Advisor (Level I or II) is selected for the position, it will be at his/her current appointment level (I or II) and is not considered a promotion.

Preferred Qualifications

Five or more years of appropriate experience at an institution of higher education.

Experience with student information and admission systems (e.g. Banner, Gulfline, NursingCAS).

Experience in the development of student recruitment materials and initiating recruitment activities.

Experience working with a diverse student population.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Ability to appropriately problem solve in a time efficient manner.

Excellent planning and organizing skills with specific attention to details.

Ability to work in a diverse environment and as a collegiate team member.

Knowledge of and willingness to use information technology.

Knowledge of student information and application systems such as Banner, Gulfline and NursingCAS..

Knowledge and experience in the use of technology for distance learning (Canvas) and university teaching.

Ability to consult and collaborate both within and outside the University in the development and delivery of advising resulting in improved student outcomes.

Ability to value continued scholarship and service to the school and University.

Salary Range $36,000 - $37,500

Job Duties

Essential Job Duties

Participates in ongoing development and implementation of Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Programs recruitment strategies.

Manages NursingCAS for all Programs each admission cycle.

Assists in coordination and delivery of academic advisement for Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing students including admission and progression criteria, university policies and processes and graduation requirements.

Oversees academic advising for Nursing majors and liaises with College academic advisors, Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions regarding admission processes and criteria for BSN and Graduate Programs.

Manages student didactic and clinical course registrations with Program Directors.

Assists in managing undergraduate and graduate prospective students, current students, and other inquiries as well to ensure that transfer credit and course substitutions meet School standards.

Assists in undergraduate and graduate student recruitment including development of materials and attendance at recruitment events on and off-campus.

Assists the School Director in the completion of graduation certifications for university, State Boards of Nursing, and other credentialing organizations as well as updating Program Guidebooks.

Assists in organizing Eagle Expo and Graduate Expo as well as the annual School of Nursing Convocation under the direction of the School Director.

Communicates with faculty and staff in the School, College and across the university to achieve job responsibilities.

Other Duties

Expectations for scholarship will be those expected of Academic Advisors as identified in FPED and College documents. Service to school, college and university is expected in the form of assisting faculty in exam proctoring, committee service, accreditation, recruitment activities, Eagle Expos, Hospital Education Fairs, School Convocation etc.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F80P

Open Date 09/26/2017

Close Date 11/01/2017

Open Until Filled No

Special Instructions to Applicants

Appointment will be made on a 12 month multi-year appointment basis.

Because applications and materials are subject to public review and retention under Florida's Public Records Law, please DO NOT send examples of your project/scholarship unless requested to do so. Therefore all submitted materials including articles, disks, slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE RETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become the property of FGCU.

Under Florida's Public Records law, applications will be available for public review upon request and become property of FGCU.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess a Master's degree in Advising, Counseling, Education, Administration or a discipline supported by the College from an accredited institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have three or more years of experience in an academic advising environment or related area in higher education?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please explain your directly related experience to the position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please indicate the number of years of directly related work experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please indicate how you first learned of this position.
    • Job Board
    • Print Advertisement
    • Social Media
    • Job Fair/Conference
    • FGCU Website
    • Employee Referral
    • Other
  6. * Per the question above, please specify the name of where you FIRST learned of the position?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
  4. List of 5 Professional References (with relationship of each)
Optional Documents