Academic Advisor (part-time, temporary, non-benefited)

Bridgewater, Plymouth County
Mar 18, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising
Job Description: This is a part-time, non-benefitted, temporary position. Twenty hours per week, including some evening hours as needed. General Statement of Duties: The Academic Advisor works in support of the Haughey Freshmen Advising Program and other centralized academic advising initiatives to help ensure the delivery of quality advising services. Supervision Received: Reports to the Assistant Director, Academic Achievement Center Core Duties: 1. Serve as an advisor for a roster that may include students with undeclared majors, first year students, students placed on academic probation, those readmitted to the institution and/or transfer students. 2. Assists with preparation for freshmen orientation programming, including screening and course placement, orientation leader training, and faculty advisor training. 3. Monitor trends in social media tools and appropriately apply that knowledge to increase the use of social media within the Haughey Freshmen Advising Program. 4. Undertakes research and program development related to advising and first year programs, as assigned. 5. Provide academic counseling and conduct exit interviews for students seeking withdrawal from the University. 6. Participate in academic advising meetings and assist with the overall planning and delivery of programming. 7. Serve as an advising liaison to a specified College at the University. 8. Functions as a team member of the Academic Achievement Center staff in the development and implementation of processes necessary to accomplish the goals and philosophy of the department and the University. 9. Carries out other professional tasks as assigned.

Required Qualifications: 1. Minimum requirement of a Master's Degree in counseling/guidance or student personnel. 2. 1-3 years of related experience is required, especially in the areas of academic advising, college teaching and/or delivery of academic support services. 3. Excellent written, oral communication and interpersonal skills are essential. 4. An understanding of technology in the delivery of advising services. 5. Experience using social media to communicate with diverse student populations. 6. Understanding of higher education principles, practices, and procedures. 7. Demonstrated ability to work in stressful situations required. Position requires sensitivity to human concerns, flexibility, patience, professional integrity and a concern for student needs in a demanding academic context.

Preferred Qualifications: 1.Knowledge of student information systems, such as Banner. 2.Knowledge of DegreeWorks (degree audit and educational planning tool).

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