- Enrollment & Student Development
- Middletown, OH, USA
- Part Time
The Part-Time Academic Advisors will report in to the Advising Center, and will be responsible for providing students with information about requirements and academic policies, connecting students with appropriate resources to clarify their interests, aptitudes and goals, teaching students decision making skills, transitioning students from academic foundation courses to their program courses, monitoring academic performance and intervening with students during academic difficulty. In addition, advisors educate students about the nature of their discipline, serve as liaisons between the academic divisions and the Advising Center and assist in programmatic events for their students. This position will be based out of the Middletown campus.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Collaborates with administrators, faculty and staff to provide assistance to an ethnically, culturally, socially and economically diverse student population.
• Serves as a liaison with academic divisions and participate as a member of a work team in providing information and advising of academic requirements, programs and services to prospective and current students.
• Provides advice in keeping with the students' interests, values, abilities and major exploratory interests.
• Monitors academic progress of students toward degrees, certifications, and/or completion of educational goals to identify current and potential needs or problem areas (i.e. study skills, tutoring) and refer students to appropriate campus resources for assistance.
• Encourages students to engage in opportunities across campus relevant to their needs
• Provides information about various support offices on campus (i.e. Student Activities, Disabilities Services, etc.) as well as appropriate referrals.
• Interprets and explains college policies and procedures.
• Participates in new student orientation advising sessions, Fast Track sessions and presents academic information to new students and parents during these orientations.
• Checks various forms for accuracy such as degree audits, financial aid progress surveys, etc.
• Maintains student files, databases, and records in accordance with federal guidelines (FERPA).
• Documents student interactions.
• Supports data collection and analysis.
• Assesses assigned students' stage of development and promotes growth by assisting students in establishing realistic and attainable academic and career goals.
• Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
• At least two years college-level academic advising experience
• Demonstrated understanding of student development theory, the purpose and advantages of the technical and general education, academic transfer, experiential and cooperative education and workforce development programs.
• At least two years of experience working with ethnically, culturally, socially and economically diverse student populations
• Demonstrated communication, organizational, technological and collaborative skills
• Master's degree from an accredited institution
• At least 4 or more years of experience in direct service to students in a student affairs capacity within higher education.
• Area of study in communication, psychology, counseling, education, social work, or a related area,
• Experience with diverse student support software programs and applications.
• Some experience with distance learning programs.
• Success in contributing to efforts to improve student retention and persistence.
• Excellent communication, presentation, organizational, technological and collaborative skills.
• Ability to lead through influence and persuasion.
• Demonstrated commitment to student success
• Comprehensive knowledge of College and campus-wide policies, procedures, and resources and understanding of the NACADA Statement of Core Values and Academic Advising.
• Ability to work with little supervision and accept accountability for individual and team success.
• Strong critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills and sound judgment
• Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines under pressure while maintaining a high degree of professionalism.
• Ability to work in partnership with diverse populations and deliver quality customer service to faculty, staff, students and the College as a whole.
• Knowledge of curriculum program offerings at the College and admissions requirements.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office Suite and database management.
• Ability to work well with individuals with diverse backgrounds.
Title: Academic Advisor
Reports To: Director, Advising Center & Director of Middletown
Status: Part time
Contract. Affiliation: N/A
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