Head Advisor

Adair Village, Benton County / Corvallis, Benton County
Jul 31, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising

Appointment Type: Administrative/Professional Faculty

Department: Sch of Chem/Bio/Envr Eng 305000 ECB

Position Summary: The School of Chemical, Biological, and Envrionmental Engineering (CBEE) invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month Head Advisor position for Biological and Environmental Engineering. Reappointment is at the discretion of the School Head.

The individual in this position is designated Head Advisor for the CBEE program. The individual is expected to handle various advising responsibilities within the Biological and Environmental Engineering programs within CBEE. These include providing guidance to staff responsible for support of the advising office and working in conjunction with the Head Advisor for Chemical Engineering. This will enhance the accuracy of student advising and curricula consistency at the pre-engineering and professional engineering levels thus fulfilling the mission of the department to graduate well rounded, "work-ready" individuals. Although not static with time, a nominal assignment of academic year effort to each activity are indicated in the duties below.

Position Duties: 75% Advising
Advise undergraduate, transfer, non-degree seeking, and post-baccalaureate students in CBEE's Biological and Environmental Engineering programs. Document advising session outcomes in MyDegrees. Maintain updated advising checklists and update advising records each term. Meet with prospective students and parents to explain curriculum options and requirements. Assist the College of Engineering (COE) with student orientation, advising and registration program (START) and CONNECT sessions for the School as needed. Review and make decisions on professional engineering program applications for admissibility, academic status, and graduate audits to determine graduation standing. Serve as backup and supplemental advisor for the Chemical Engineering program.

10% Advising Administration
Oversee data management for professional school admissions and graduation audits. Maintain Undergraduate Advising Guide information. Work with other engineering programs to maintain current information and flow charts. Participate with CBEE Administration as needed in support of decisions and other relative information related to the Biological and Environmental undergraduate programs. Supervise student peer mentors and mentor other advising support staff.

Represent CBEE's Biological and Environmental Engineering programs at COE Head Advisors meetings. Participate in decisions on COE policies regarding academic regulations, college-wide orientation sessions and courses, and professional school application processes.

Responsible for making program level decisions regarding students' requests for exceptions to College of Engineering (COE), School and program rules which include overrides and petitions.

10% Program Administration
Serve as contact in the department relative to university academic rules, regulations and deadlines. Assist with ABET accreditation process. Assist with student recruitment and retention activities. Assist with Multiple Engineering Cooperative Program (MECOP) activities. Represent Biological and Environmental Engineering undergraduate advising on the CBEE Curriculum Committee.

5% Service
Typical duties include service on school, college, and university committees; participation in professional activities; and interaction with students and student groups.

Position Duties (continued):

Working Conditions/Work Schedule: Some evening and weekend work is required.

Minimum/Required Qualifications: Bachelors degree in education, engineering, or other related field

3+ years of undergraduate academic advising or counseling experience.

Experience coordinating assessment and changes to curriculum that impacts graduation requirements.

Ability to work effectively with students and keep accurate student records.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Ability to take initiative in organizing programs, planning events, preparing advising materials, and communicating with other advisors and program heads.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OAR 576-055-000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.

A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications: Masters Degree in college student services administration, career counseling, education, engineering, or other related field.

At least two years experience clarifying university academic policy and procedures.

Experience with SIS BANNER and Data Warehouse (OW), or other similar databases, including developing and using queries. Experience using Excel spreadsheets and macros.

Demonstrated ability to maintain a positive and objective customer service approach and attitude even when confronted with difficult advising and counseling situations.

Scholarly Outcomes for Position (academic faculty only):

Posting Date: 07-11-2014

For Full Consideration Date:

Closing Date: 08-02-2014

Recommended Full-Time Salary Range: Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Posting Number: 0012784

Quicklink for Posting: jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=64473