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Professional Advisor

Employer
Murray State University
Location
Murray, KY

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Posting Number:

20240042EX

Job Title:

Professional Advisor

About Murray State:

Located in the West Kentucky region, Murray State University is a public, comprehensive University which offers a low cost of living, low property taxes, and a four-season climate. Murray has a friendly, small-town atmosphere with locally-owned specialty shops and restaurants, an acclaimed community theater, art guild and award-winning public schools. The area is home to Kentucky Lake and Land Between the Lakes, a 170,000-acre National Recreation Area, which offers a wide-range of activities and amenities for residents and visitors alike. Located in close proximity to major cities and nearby access to Interstate 24, Murray is just a few hours from Nashville, St. Louis, Louisville and Memphis. Learn more about Careers at Murray State University.

About Murray State Benefits:

Faculty and staff of Murray State University have access to a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement, tuition waivers, generous paid holidays, vacation, sick, and paid parental leave, as well as many other benefit offerings. Please refer to the Murray State Benefits page for more information.

Equal Opportunity Employment/Diversity Information:

Murray State embraces diversity in the workplace and values attracting, developing and maintaining a diverse, high-quality faculty, staff, and student body. The University endeavors to create and promote a culturally diverse community to be accepting of and sensitive to diversity in its many varied forms. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D, AA employer.

Type of Employment:

Regular Full-Time

Work Location:

Murray, KY

Employment Term:

12 Months

Position Type:

Staff - Exempt (Monthly)

Department:

Office of Student Engagement and Success

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Working collaboratively in implementation of University retention and student success initiatives. Assisting with the implementation of and advising in the first-year academic advising model.

  • Assist the Coordinator of First-Year Academic Advising in the implementation of effective first-year academic advising programs across all academic colleges/schools.
  • Assist the Coordinator for First-Year Academic Advising with managing, coordinating, and improving programs and services for all first-time full-time first-year students.
  • Work with one-two academic colleges/schools to provide advising to first-year students.
  • Serve on the First-Year Experience Committee.
  • Assist in managing transition programs for first-time full-time first-year students including the recruitment selection, and training of first-year academic advisors.
  • Provide individual academic advising for first-year students.
  • Provide direct service support to individual first-year students on matters related to transition, academic progress, major selection, and student development.
  • Advocate for students from all backgrounds to ensure they receive the benefits of support services offered.
  • Collaborate with academic, student affairs and enrollment management departments to promote awareness and importance of retention initiatives.
  • Support initiatives coordinated by the Center for Student Engagement and Success.
  • Assist with other program initiatives as directed by the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in an appropriate field is required (higher education, student personnel, counseling, or other related programs).

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:

  • Experience in or an understanding of academic advising or serving in a mentor role for college students.
  • Demonstrate ability to quickly and thoroughly gain knowledge of academic programs, general studies requirements, and requirements that must be met for full admission to the university.
  • Possess excellent written and oral/interpersonal communication skills and strong organizational skills.
  • Experience in dealing with confidential information.
  • Knowledge and usage of computer-based software such as Starfish, Degree-works and Banner

Work Hours:

  • Some work on weekends and evenings required.

Minimum Salary:

$35,500

Maximum Salary:

$35,500

Posting Date:

05/02/2024

Closing Date:

05/23/2024

Open Until Filled:

No

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Along with the application, the following items must be included:

  • Letter of application
  • Resume

Organization

For 100 years Murray State University has served students from the region, the nation and the world. Founded in 1922, the University has grown from an enrollment of 202 students to 9,500 today. Murray State blends educational opportunities found at research institutions with collaborative interactions among students, faculty and staff found at smaller universities.  Students receive personalized attention from supportive faculty and staff as the University offers a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

 

Murray State University places our highest priority on student learning and excellent teaching, blending the range of educational opportunities often experienced at research institutions with the nurturing student-teacher interactions usually found at smaller universities.  Murray State embraces diversity in the workplace and values attracting, developing and maintaining a diverse, high-quality faculty, staff, and student body. The University endeavors to create and promote a culturally diverse community to be accepting of and sensitive to diversity in its many varied forms. Murray State has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since 1928. 

Recent Accolades: 

  • U.S. News & World Report (32 consecutive years as a top-tier university) and top 10 in south region for Top Public Schools, Best Value and Best College for Veterans 
  • Washington Monthly Best Bang for the Buck
  • G.I. Jobs Military Friendly School 
  • Forbes Best Employers List

 

 

Located in the west Kentucky region, Murray State is a public, comprehensive University with four colleges (business; science, engineering and technology; humanities and fine arts; education and human services)– and two schools (agriculture; nursing and health professions).  The University's 236-acre main campus is located in Murray, Kentucky and offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, professional instruction, as well as continuing education programs. Faculty and staff of Murray State University have access to a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement, tuition waivers, paid holidays, vacation and sick time, as well as many other benefit offerings.

 

The city of Murray, located in Calloway County, offers a low cost of living, low property taxes, and a four-season climate. Murray has a friendly, small-town atmosphere with locally-owned specialty shops and restaurants, an acclaimed community theater, art guild and award-winning public schools. The area is home to Kentucky Lake and Land Between the Lakes, a 170,000-acre National Recreation Area, which offers a wide-range of activities and amenities for residents and visitors alike. Located in close proximity to major cities and nearby access to Interstate 24, Murray is just a few hours from Nashville, St. Louis, Louisville and Memphis. 

Company info
Website
Telephone
(270) 809-2146
Location
412 Sparks Hall
Murray
KY
42071
US

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