Academic Advisor (College of Business)
Job Title: Academic Advisor (College of Business)
Location: Clayton State University
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 216636
This position will be responsible for executing an academic advisement strategy that supports retention, progression, and graduation of students across several degree programs in Clayton State University’s Center for Advising and Retention.Responsibilities
- Monitors, advises, and tracks the retention, progression and graduation of all students within assigned population.Execute, and evaluate SSC campaigns in collaboration with the Assistant DirectorProvides fundamental level support while advising on academic, career, and life goalsMake resolution recommendations on academic advising matters to Assistant DirectorAdvise students regarding academic programs, curricula, and course selections.Maintains students’ files updated throughout their academic careers and makes changes to records as necessary.Disseminates information on university policies and procedures to faculty, parents, students, etc.Provides assistance and advisement to students in the areas of program admission requirements, registration, probation, academic suspension, and other academic policies and procedures.Conducts orientation sessions for groups of incoming students. Audits student records for curriculum, major, graduation requirements.Follows up in advising students who have obtained failing mid term and final grades.Evaluates and determines transfer credits; researches course descriptions to determine transferability.Compares transcripts with entrance and graduation requirements, and advises students on appropriate actions.Refers students with academic discrepancies to proper officials for further action.Assists in the preparation of special reports relating to enrollment and related matters.Evaluates and maintains student records for degree requirements using academic evaluation system. Monitors student registration activities and academic performance/progress.Coordinates communications to students regarding course scheduling, core and major requirements, academic resources etc.
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degrees with a Master’s degree preferred in a related field.Preferred Qualifications
One to three years of related experience or an equivalent of education and experience.Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
- Knowledge of student information systems (for example, BANNER) is preferred.; knowledge of academic fields for advising disciplines; Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; Knowledge of Degree Audit tools (DegreeWorks is preferred)Knowledge of use of predictive analytics to inform advising and retention practices (Student Success Collaborative is preferred)Excellent oral and written communication skills; effective organizational skills and time management skillsMust be flexible and be able to prioritize and to function independently with minimal supervision; must be able to work cooperatively and diplomatically with superiors, peers, students, and outside agencies; ability to function with a diverse student population with varied academic backgrounds, special needs, and multicultural issues; ability to work flexible schedules (some evenings and Saturdays are required).