Academic Advisor I
Working under regular guidance of experienced advising staff in the College of Science and Technology Center for Academic Advising and Professional Development, the Academic Advisor I provides comprehensive academic advising to students and assists them in making decisions affecting their academic progress. The Academic Advisor I meets regularly with assigned students to discuss academic and professional goals and assists with course selections and registration activities including scheduling, major selection, credits per semester, and academic standing. The focus is on academic advising and curriculum planning with students in an individual or group setting. This involves the development, coordination, and implementation of educational counseling services geared to achieving, maintaining or improving student success and retention. The Academic Advisor I facilitates new student orientation and advising sessions, coordinates advising with career planning and professional development, and provides access to information and resources for the achievement of academic, career and personal goals. The Academic Advisor I also maintains academic records, reviews and evaluates transcripts and interprets relevant University and College policies as appropriate. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
Master's degree and at least six months advising experience in an academic setting in higher education. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills and Abilities:
*Ability to advise, assess and evaluate curricular needs for students to ensure correct development towards graduation standards.
*Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; along with the ability to effectively interact with a diverse group of students, faculty and staff.
*Demonstrated ability to maintain a positive and objective client service approach and attitude even when confronted with difficult, highly emotional students or parents in advising and counseling situations.
*Ability to prioritize well and focus on completion of tasks and objectives while under stress of demanding work schedule.
*Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
*Ability to work some nights and weekends (approximately six (6) weekend dates annually).
Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.
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