Reporting to the Assistant Dean for First-year Students and Academic Initiatives, the Academic Advisor serves as a member of the first-year advising team, helping students to articulate their academic goals and develop meaningful educational plans. The Academic Advisor will advise students on a wide range of academic issues, facilitating individual and group sessions throughout the academic year. In addition, the adviser works with departmental advisors and other university offices to increase student retention and would assist in determining undergraduate academic standing issues.
Bachelor's degree is required.
A Master's in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs, Counseling or a related field is preferred.
At least two years of related experience in an educational setting is required. Strong interpersonal, analytical, organizational, and customer-service skills are required. Candidate must be able to work well with a variety of personalities, juggle multiple tasks, take initiative, work independently, be detail-oriented and follow through with projects. Some evenings and weekends may be required.
Knowledge of student development theories and research is a plus. Ability to work as an integral member of a team is critical.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Computer skills and experience in working with databases highly desirable.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of PeopleSoft is a plus.
EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity