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Academic Advisor

Employer
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Location
Woodward

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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:

006007

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 am -5:00 pm

Hours per week:

40

FLSA Status:

Exempt

Division:

Academic Affairs

Department:

Col Liberal Arts & Science (Col)

Work Location:

Woodward

Salary Range:

$49,968 - $52,465

Primary Purpose of Department:

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences advances the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge and creativity and – by building the academic programs for tomorrow – educates students to be critical and imaginative thinkers and engaged citizens for a world increasingly characterized by diversity and change.
Our mission is supported by the values that inform the founding principles of liberal education:
Intellectual Integrity: In the pursuit of knowledge and creativity, we are committed to rigorous and authentic intellectual inquiry.

  • Community: As teachers, researchers, and engaged citizens, we recognize our interconnectedness to both local and global communities and our responsibility to improving their health and vibrancy.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: We encourage a culture of intellectual and personal inclusion that rises above simplistic labels, and provides the means for understanding and negotiating the range of perspectives, experiences, and traditions essential to living ethically in an interdependent global culture.
  • Access: We understand that access to higher education for all qualified students builds a self-reflective and informed citizenship. Further, a diverse cohort of people learning and working together constitutes the core of liberal education.
  • Ethical Behavior: We hold to the highest standards of honesty, truth, fairness, respect, and social responsibility, respecting the dignity, diversity, and rights of all individuals and groups of people.
  • Academic Freedom and Responsibility: The CLAS academic community of educators and scholars engage in the free search for truth and its free exposition in its various disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields of knowledge. Likewise, it understands its responsibility to adhere to legitimate intellectual and professional criteria, not personal beliefs, political views, religious or other individual preferences, except as these may demonstrably affect intellectual and professional achievement.
  • Innovation and Creativity: Innovation, measured risk-taking, meaningful novelty, honored traditions, and creativity are innate features of our collective. The college embraces an entrepreneurial ethos that situates our community at the vanguard of teaching, research and professional service in the liberal arts and sciences across our regional, national and global communities.

Primary Purpose of Position:

Provide accurate academic advising to students with a major or minor in the Department of Biological Sciences as well as to any student who is interested in pursuing the Biology major or minor.

Summary of Position Responsibilities:

The primary role 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 Department of Biological Sciences. 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 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and in collaboration with other departmental colleagues and the CLAS Director of Advising. Specific functional areas include:

  • Academic advising
  • Orientation and outreach
  • Targeted advising
  • Instruction (Include teaching if part of position responsibilities)
  • Other duties which may include evaluation of transfer course equivalencies, dissemination of advising updates to faculty advisors in the department, and serve as the substitute advisor in the faculty advisor’s absence.

Minimum Education/Experience:

Candidate must have completed a Master’s degree, preferably in biology or a liberal arts and sciences discipline. Candidate must have at least two years of experience involving student academic advising in a higher education setting. 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 Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and the Google suite of applications) is necessary.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Two years of advising experience after the attainment of the Master’s degree is preferred.
  • A working knowledge of Banner and EAB is a plus.
  • Experience teaching freshman seminar or a student success seminar is also preferred.
  • Experience managing large case loads of students is a must.

Special Notes to Applicants:

UNC Charlotte Benefits Information: https://hr.charlotte.edu/benefits

The finalist will be subject to a Criminal Background Check.



Posting Open Date:

09/28/2022

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Proposed Hire Date:

10/31/2022

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

Optional text if space allows….

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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