Sr. Academic Advisor

Washington D.C., United States
May 03, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising
Job Location 814 20th Street - 814 20th St NW - FB0017
Campus Location: Foggy Bottom
Division/Vice President: Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs (AA)
College/School/Department: School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS)

Internal Applicants Only? No
Position Type: Administrative/Professional
Posting Number: Staff - 002925
Working Title: Sr. Academic Advisor
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Work Schedule: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Total Hours Per Week: 40
Pay Grade: 14
Recruitment Salary Range: Commensurate with experience. Salary range is low to mid 40s
Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, Sex Offender Registry Search, and Prior Employment Verification
If other was selected above, or there are special requirements, please explain.
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Telework: No
Job Open Date: 11/01/2013
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Applicant Review Will Commence On:

Ad Statement:

Founded in 1821, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia, to include ten academic units, with a full-time equivalent enrollment of a little over 20,000 students and approximately 11,000 full-time and part-time employees (faculty and staff). The George Washington University is a community dedicated to learning, communication, respect, service and teamwork. As one of the largest private employers in the District of Columbia, the university seeks employees who support the teaching, research, and public service mission of the university.

Job Description Summary:
Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree and three (3) years of relevant experience including one (1) year of academic advising experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Desired Qualifications:

Strong written and oral communication.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Job Duties
  • Manage and oversee academic life cycle including, but not limited to: managing the admission process; analyzing prospective and current student information to develop individual advising plans; collaborating with faculty and staff to disseminate knowledge of program curriculum, requirements, resources, and tools; advising stakeholders on appropriate policies.
    • Develop individualized program of study based on student and program needs, including transfer credit assessments and transcript evaluations
    • Manage the admission process for assigned programs
    • Disseminate information as the "front-line" for student inquiries; disseminate information and refer if necessary
    • Review and maintain student academic record
    • Monitor student progress to ensure timely progression, include student outreach, tracking, and mentoring, as appropriate
    • Manage program needs, including databases, classroom and faculty assignments

  • Evaluation of administrative processes and management of external relations and information for continued improvement.
    • Examine communication information to determine best practices for student and alumni contact or marketing venues
    • Update website and marketing material regularly
    • Review and update program and department handbooks as needed

  • Maintain relationships with various program and university representatives (e.g. admissions committees, program directors, faculty, veteran services) to enhance student experience.
    • Act as liaison with Student Services and the Registrar for students and department
    • Collaborate with program directors and faculty to ensure timely review of applications, petitions, graduation clearances, or student issues
    • Coordinate with HSP entities to ensure seamlessly hand-off of students from admissions to programs

  • Collect and analyze program data for comprehensive enrollment management, including reporting projections, outcomes and accreditation.
    • Monitor projected enrollments to aid in course planning and budget forecasting
    • Produce demographic or student profile reports for accreditation, marketing, or program resource projections
    • Analyze reports on conditional admits, academic probation, and academic warning students to manage enrollment and ensure program compliance with university and program policies

  • Plan and execute ongoing special events, or implement special projects, as assigned. Typical projects assigned the position may include, but not limited to:
    • Collect, analyze and store program data for accreditation purposes
    • Development of marketing and promotion materials
    • Conduct program market research of competitor programs, analyze and develop recommendations for program management
    • Manage student housing needs
    • Manage logistics and participate in recruitment events, orientation, student events, among other special projects

  • Other duties as assigned.

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.PI76776037