This position will manage an assigned caseload of students to provide comprehensive academic advising for undergraduate business majors. The advisor will guide students in understanding their degree requirements to make informed decisions within their curriculum and graduate in a timely manner. The advisor will assist current, new, transfer, and prospective students with course selection for their major within the nine business concentrations.
- Providing a substantive advising appointment as required for each student which includes positive, open-ended questions to allow students to explore their goals, interests, strengths, values and concerns.
- Meeting with their caseload students individually at a minimum of one time per semester and provide an individualized academic plan at each advising session.
- Educating students about curricular requirements, academic standards, and academic milestones related to an intended/chosen academic program.
- Encouraging students' holistic engagement with the college experiences (academically, socially, culturally, and professionally).
- Recognizing individual student needs and make appropriate referrals to other campus services and resources as needed.
- Using critical thinking skills to provide a proactive level of advising that is accurate and encompasses all areas of impact on students, to include areas such as financial aid, career services, progression of classes and opportunities for student success.
- Serving as a contact person, academic coach, and advocate for prospective students seeking a business degree at UTC.
- Communicating and collaborating with academic departments and various student support divisions to advocate and support students' academic needs.
- Participating in orientations, recruiting events, academic fairs, Campus Advisors Council and other activities as assigned to act as an academic resource for new and prospective students.
- Providing a level of service that is responsive, timely, and accurate.
The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.
- Bachelor's degree required.
- Must have 2 years' experience in a higher education setting working with students' academic needs, providing advising services, and coordinating support services; or comparable experience in student counseling and/or student development services. Must possess excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and problem solving skills.
- Must have the ability to work effectively with students and faculty of all cultural backgrounds and experience levels.
- Must have the ability to prioritize multiple requests.
- Must possess the ability to thoroughly understand and abide by federal and university guidelines regarding student confidentiality requirements.
- Must have proficient use of computers and knowledge of various software programs.
- Knowledge of BANNER or equivalent system is preferred.