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Academic Advisor

Employer
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Location
EPIC

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Student Affairs, Academic Advising
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Position Number:

001923

Vacancy Open to:

All Candidates

Working Title:

Academic Advisor

Position Designation:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Employment Type:

Permanent - Full-time

Months per Year:

12

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Hours per week:

40

FLSA Status:

Exempt

Division:

Academic Affairs

Department:

College of Engineering (Col)

Work Location:

EPIC

Salary Range:

$45,250 - $50,000

Primary Purpose of Department:

Our mission is to deliver bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in a research intensive environment that provides students with the opportunity to develop state-of-the-art technical skills, a practice-ready orientation, and extraordinary character. We leverage our urban location in Charlotte to provide students and faculty with unique opportunities in all aspects of electrical and computer engineering, including communications, control systems, signal processing, computer hardware and software, electronic devices and circuits, and power and energy systems.

Primary Purpose of Position:

The ECE Advising Center serves both undergraduate and graduate students within the department’s academic programs, students in transition, and to prospective high school and transfer students in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. The primary purpose of the Center is providing academic advising using a developmental model. Using a developmental model approach, Academic Advisors in the Center work with students so that students develop the knowledge and skills and personal accountability needed to explore their academic and co-curricular options, evaluate and track their own progress toward graduation, access support and enrichment services, and understand and follow university policies and timelines. Advising services encompass a range of interactions with students from individual and small group meetings to email and social media, among others. The Center also provides orientation to new students, support to first-generation college students and transfer students, intervention programs for at-risk students, and graduate students. ECE advisors have the ability to work autonomously in a complex, team-oriented academic office with significant student traffic, have a commitment to student success and the ability to listen and analyze academic needs, will collaborate with faculty in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department to provide additional information/services/programming to majors, will participate in new student orientations (SOAR), Majors Day, EXPLORE UNC Charlotte, and other events as necessary, generate reports on academic progression, graduation-oriented advising, and develop a thorough working knowledge of campus support services and referral processes.

Summary of Position Responsibilities:

The entry-level academic advisor is primarily an implementer of a developmental advising model that involves a tailored series of interactions and communications using advising tools and systems designed to address the specific needs of the students served by the ECE Advising Center. This tailored, developmental approach acknowledges that individual student profiles and those of student cohorts may differ not only at the onset of the student academic experience, but throughout their academic career. The advisor must have the experience, education, and background necessary to serve the educational function of an advisor, however he or she is doing so in a context developed by the Center and in collaboration with more experienced colleagues and the Director. Specific functional areas include:
• Academic advising
• Orientation and outreach
• Targeted advising
• Student services support to graduate students in ECE
• Commitment to student success and the ability to listen and analyze academic needs.
• Collaboration with faculty in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department to provide additional information/services/programming to majors
• Reporting on academic progression and graduation-oriented advising
• Thorough working knowledge of campus support services and referral processes

Minimum Education/Experience:

Education: A master’s degree in academic advising, student services, higher education, engineering, or a related field is required. Experience: two years of experience involving student academic advising in a higher education setting.
The candidate must also be attentive to detail, possess strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize while multi-tasking and manage tasks in an efficient and timely manner. Excellent communication and interpersonal problem-solving skills are a must. Ability to interact effectively with advisees, staff, and faculty required. A viable candidate must comprehend and abide by federal and university student confidentiality requirements. Proficient use of computers (Microsoft Access, Excel, Word, Powerpoint) is necessary.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

A working knowledge of BANNER, Connect, and DegreeWorks or other academic advising systems is a plus.

Special Notes to Applicants:


Posting Open Date:

07/18/2022

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Proposed Hire Date:

08/15/2022

Organization

About Us

UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research university. It leverages its location in the state's largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, and a focused set of community engagement initiatives. UNC Charlotte maintains a particular commitment to addressing the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health, and social needs of the greater Charlotte region. 

Located in the state’s largest metropolitan area, UNC Charlotte is among the fastest growing universities in the UNC System.  A large public university with a small college feel, UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus is the home away from home for more than 29,000 students.  The University offers internationally competitive research and creative activity opportunities and exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs coupled with a focused set of community engagement initiatives that enrich the region’s quality of life.

In fulfilling our mission, we envision a University that promises:

  • An accessible and affordable quality education that equips students with intellectual and professional skills, ethical principles, and an international perspective.
  • A strong foundation in liberal arts and opportunities for experiential education to enhance students’ personal and professional growth.
  • A robust intellectual environment that values social and cultural diversity, free expression, collegiality, integrity, and mutual respect.
  • A safe, diverse, team-oriented, ethically responsible, and respectful workplace environment that develops the professional capacities of our faculty and staff.

To achieve a leadership position in higher education, we will:

  • Rigorously assess our progress toward our institutional, academic, and administrative plans using benchmarks appropriate to the goals articulated by our programs and in our plans.
  • Serve as faithful stewards of the public and private resources entrusted to us and provide effective and efficient administrative services that exceed the expectations of our diverse constituencies.
  • Create meaningful collaborations among university, business, and community leaders to address issues and opportunities of the region.
  • Develop an infrastructure that makes learning accessible to those on campus and in our community and supports the scholarly activities of the faculty.
  • Pursue opportunities to enhance personal wellness through artistic, athletic, or recreational activities.
  • Operate an attractive, environmentally responsible and sustainable campus integrated with the retail and residential neighborhoods that surround us.

Dual Career

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is committed to the recruitment and retention of highly qualified and productive faculty, administrators, and other professional staff members. We recognize that career decisions are influenced by family considerations.  For up to one year from the date of an employee’s relocation to Charlotte, the University will assist the employee’s  spouse or domestic partner with efforts to find employment within the University and/or within the surrounding area.

Diversity at UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte is committed to cultivating diversity and inclusion throughout the campus. Our campus community is comprised of people who represent the wide breadth of gender identities, sexualities, races and ethnicities, faith traditions, nationalities, and other social groups and backgrounds.  All of these identities and experiences enrich the University as a whole.  UNC Charlotte strives to celebrate and leverage the benefits of this diversity, and to sustain an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

To learn more about plans, programs, resources and news and events relating to diversity and inclusion at UNC Charlotte please use the following link: https://diversity.uncc.edu/

To access the full text of the UNC Charlotte Plan for Campus Diversity, Access and Inclusion please use the following link: https://diversity.uncc.edu/sites/diversity.uncc.edu/files/media/Campus%20Plan%20for%20Diversity%2C%20Access%2C%20and%20Inclusion%202016.pdf

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Overview of the UNC Charlotte Plan for Campus Diversity, Access and Inclusion.

The goal of quality education for all at UNC Charlotte is the foundation for our Diversity Plan.  At its fullest potential, higher education allows students to interact with people from different backgrounds and to engage a range of ideas and perspectives.  This educational experience cultivates the skills that graduates will need to function adeptly in a global society.  

As North Carolina and the Charlotte region undergo rapid population growth and demographic change, UNC Charlotte must respond to the needs of a more diverse student population. It is imperative that the University prepare its students to become leaders and thriving citizens in a pluralistic and multicultural society. In adopting our Diversity Plan, we affirm that:

  •  

    • We believe that a diverse faculty, staff and student body are critical in advancing teaching, scholarship, and community engagement at UNC Charlotte.
    • We are committed to enhancing opportunities for living, working and learning in a diverse environment
    • We are committed to educating our students to interact effectively and respectfully in the global community. 

      The Plan identifies components of a diverse campus community and outlines steps toward building an inclusive environment that promotes the success of all students, faculty, and staff. It is a living document that affirms our institutional values and is designed to offer guidance to University departments and units for achieving the University goals for diversity.  The seven broad objectives of the Diversity Plan are:

      1: Promote a broad understanding of goals for diversity, access, and inclusion for the University through active outreach to the campus community.

      2: Recruit and graduate a diverse student body that reflects community diversity and addresses the state’s need to increase access to higher education for historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students.

      3: Increase the recruitment of underrepresented faculty and advance their progression through the faculty ranks.

                  4: Increase the representation of staff from underrepresented groups.

      5: Ensure the presence of institutional environments and course development that enhance learning and appreciation for the full range of diversity.

      6: Develop external relationships with the community to enhance diversity on and off campus.

                  7: Ensure the Success of the Plan through Assessment, Accountability, and Recognition.

       

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