First Year Advisor


Student Affairs


This position’s primary role is to provide academic advising to an assigned caseload of students. The advisor will foster student success by: advising and monitoring students in regard to curriculum requirements, academic rules, policies, and procedures, and progress toward degree completion; assisting students with their academic plans and their personal, educational, and career goal development; and acting as advocate and resource mentor.


Teach two sections of a First Year Seminar Course and/or collaborate, design and implement curricula and strategies as they relate to a First Year Seminar Course. • Provide support and follow through with faculty and staff to identify and execute needed Early Alert interventions. Conduct student outreach regarding grades and degree progression via Early Alert messages. • Meet with students who are returning from academic suspension or dismissal, on probation and others to discuss methods of increasing the likelihood of their success. • Serve as a resource for faculty and staff in matters related to academic services. • Act as a liaison between the student and faculty, staff and administration and serve as a liaison and resource to other offices and colleges • Evaluate and determine transfer of credits for degree audit consideration. Submit potential course substitutions, with accompanying rationale, to the Registrar and appropriate Dean for review and approval. • Represent First Year Advising at on- and off-campus recruiting events, University Open-Houses and Orientations and on various committees related to student issues. • Update advising and promotional material according to approved changes. • Assist in the design and maintenance of the advising information on First Year Advising’s and other media. • Perform similar or related duties as assigned.


Master’s degree from an accredited institution, preferably in student development, counseling, education or a related field; prior experience working with students in a higher education setting related to advising, student support or student development; excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills; strong organizational ability with attention to detail and accuracy; and proficiency using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other office technology.


Minimum two years’ experience working in an advising capacity in higher education; experience with EAB SSC Campus; working knowledge of computerized registration and degree audit systems; and experience interpreting and administering academic policies.


Up to $40,900




Position will remain open until filled. To assure full consideration, applications should be received by July 28, 2017.




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