Academic Advisor

Cullowhee, Jackson County
Jun 06, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising
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Posting Information: The College of Business invites applications for the director of advising and undergraduate affairs. The director is responsible for assisting the College of Business to increase the yield and quality of the entering student, decrease time to graduation, and advance rates of completion. The director contributes to these efforts through their comprehensive knowledge of the academic and support programs of the University and a thorough understanding of student development theories in practice. The Director is expected to support the development of the whole student through the delivery of the following duties and responsibilities: - Serve as enrollment and support advisor for residential and distance students; - Provide general career counseling and internship resources for College of Business students; - Represent the College of Business at recruitment functions and prepare recruitment materials; - Provide support to the College Curriculum Committee; - Serve as liaison to departments and meet regularly with department heads and associate deans; - Serve as liaison for the College of Business to community colleges for transfer student recruitment and enrollment; - Assist in the development and management of articulation agreements with NCCC system schools; - Provide advising information and support for the College of Business; - Present advising educational workshops for faculty and staff of the college; - Assist with the development, revision, and updating of advising processes, forms, and publications; - Maintain appropriate advising records and documentation; - Establish and maintain alumni database; - Coordinate a student leadership counsel comprised of selected officers of student associations; - Participate in ongoing professional development; - Supervise administrative support staff member; - Other duties and responsibilities as assigned in support of the needs of students and faculty members.

Minimum Training & Experience Requirements: Masters' degree required. Successful candidate must have strong communication skills, both written and oral. Successful applicant must have experience with Microsoft Office including Excel; knowledge of Banner is preferred. Successful applicant must have demonstrated ability to be able to work well with office staff, students, faculty and administrators. The successful candidate also must have the ability to work ethically with highly confidential information, meet deadlines, manage multiple tasks, and prioritize effectively. Additionally, the successful candidate must be academically qualified to teach lower level courses. NOTE: Some overnight travel, evening and weekend work is possible.

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Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered, you must apply online. Please attach: 1) resume; 2) a cover letter; and 3) a list of professional references (include full contact information). Copies of transcripts will be requested for candidates seriously being considered for hire. Screening will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For further information, please visit our web site: Western Carolina University is fully accredited by AACSB-International. All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements. In order to receive educational credit, degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at Unless otherwise noted, degree must be obtained prior to start date.

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.