This position is responsible for all undergraduate student advising (new incoming, current, transfers, etc.), undergraduate recruitment activities as well as assisting the Food and Resource Economics (FRE) Department; and Undergraduate Coordinator with other various student-related project and activities. Coordinates AEB4941 (Internship credit). Cooperatively works with the Office of the Chair in maintaining alumni and industry and community relations on behalf of the undergraduate program. Other essential functions may be added by the Undergraduate Coordinator and/or the Office of the Chair.
- Serves as primary contact and academic advisor for incoming, current and transferring undergraduate student, both for the major and departmental minors.
- Host program orientation/info-sessions for new students, transfer students, and parents (if applicable).
- Advise students on academic curriculum matters, course scheduling, proper course sequencing, degree programs, and provide counsel if other academic majors better fit the need or capability of individual students.
- Assists undergraduate students with resume writing, interview strategies, assistance with job-search activities and similar functions.
- Maintain records and create materials related to academic advisement.
- Additionally, provides necessary administrative support for departmental undergraduate Study-Abroad programs, if needed.
- Maintain confidential student records, Data collection and reporting undergraduate enrollment and graduation information, including majors and departmental minors. Maintain printed materials for incoming students.
- Track student progress in the program and facilitate appropriate communications and follow-up with students experiencing academic or personal difficulties.
Coordinate AEB4941 (Internship credits) for Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters and Professional Development.
- Coordinate all undergraduate student internships throughout the year by partnering with appropriate area and state business, government and non-profit representatives.
- Continually seek new sponsors of student internships.
- Provide advisement and preparation for students pursuing internships.
- Follow-up with interns and their sponsors to ensure that internships are appropriate and responsibilities met.
Undergraduate Program Recruitment.
- Developing opportunities for undergraduate student recruitment.
- Special emphasis placed on recruiting transfer students and promoting the undergraduate program at various community and state colleges in Florida.
- Identify appropriate contact at community and state colleges and high schools.
- Attend recruitment functions.
- Being familiar with the requirements for the Food and Resource Economics major and curriculum admissions policies for the department and college as well as general University admission requirem
Commensurate with experience
- Master’s degree in education, counseling, or an academic field directly related to the advisor’s area of responsibility and one year of relevant experience; or a bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, or an academic field directly related to the advisor’s area of responsibility and two years of relevant experience.
- Prior experience and knowledge of UF student admissions, UF student registration, UF advising, ISIS/student records, and university function is highly desired, while not formally required.
- Candidate must demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and communications abilities, both in written and oral form.
- Must have a personality appropriate for working with undergraduate students and assisting with the needs of such a student body.
- Candidate must be well organized, show attention to detail, and a strong desire to develop advanced expertise in all aspects of academic program coordination and advising.
- Interactions with current and prospective students require a professional, inviting, and service-minder approach to the position and students.
- Must demonstrate integrity and confidentiality with regard to student records.
- Must be an enthusiastic supporter and promoter of the department, college, university and community.