Senior Academic Advisor, First Year Experience

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Job Description Summary:

The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs is one of the world's leading schools of international affairs and one of the largest schools of international affairs in the United States. Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., its mission is to educate the next generation of international leaders, conduct research that advances understanding of important global issues, and engage the policy community in the United States and around the world.

The Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising provides academic advising to 2100 undergraduate students majoring in International Affairs, Asian Studies, Middle East Studies, and Latin American and Hemispheric Studies. Advisors work with students from freshman year through graduation.

Cultivating a welcoming and inclusive community is a core value of the Elliott School. To this end, we are committed to attracting candidates from diverse backgrounds and experiences. The Elliott School is currently seeking a Senior Academic Advisor, First Year Experience. Reporting to the Associate Director, the Senior Academic Advisor will execute the following responsibilities:

Provides academic advisement for undergraduate students at the Elliott School; attends to student academic inquiries; assists in the resolution of individual academic problems; advises and assists students in the development of academic plans and class schedules; develops and maintains appropriate files and records; audits, monitors, and evaluates individual student academic progress; educates students about course planning and registration processes, refers to available on-and off-campus resources to meet individual needs including career and personal counseling. Acts as primary liaison, identifies current and potential needs or problem areas (e.g., study skills, tutoring, non-academic issues) and connects to appropriate campus resources. (15%) Oversee the Peer Mentoring Program to include recruitment, selection, training and supervision.

Serves as the academic advising lead in the administration of IAFF 1001-First Year Experience course to include but not limited to fostering regular communication with IAFF 1001 instructors to elicit feedback, communicating changes/announcements, troubleshooting issues, and assisting with course assessment.

Coordinates first-year programming to include but not limited to Colonial Inauguration and new student retreat.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of student development and learning styles

• Excellent communication and customer service skills are necessary

• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

• Previous experience working with students in a higher education or international affairs setting

• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Prior experience with BANNER is desirable

• Study abroad and/or internship experience as a student is desirable


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C. College/School/Department: Elliott School of International Affairs (ESIA) Family Student Affairs Sub-Family Academic Advising Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40+ Work Schedule: 8:30 - 5:30 M-F some evenings may be required Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants:

Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

Internal Applicants Only? Yes (University Wide) Posting Number: S007327 Job Open Date: 06/12/2018 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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      Posted: 6/13/2018
      Application Due: 6/19/2018
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