The Academic Advising Program (AAP) serves approximately 16,000 undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The mission of the AAP is to partner with students to create meaningful educational plans that are compatible with their career and life goals. The AAP supports a diverse population of undergraduates through an ongoing developmental journey toward graduation that empowers them to take responsibility for their education while becoming globally aware, ethical leaders. The Senior Advisor reports to the Assistant Dean of their division, provides advising to students throughout their entire undergraduate experience, and contributes to divisional leadership.
In this role, the Senior Advisor guides and supports students on defining their educational goals and objectives. They advise students with regard to the curriculum and academic planning, including helping them understand the process for selecting courses to satisfy degree requirements and identify challenges that may impede their academic progress. A Senior Advisor interprets and explains complicated University policies and procedures and makes referrals to appropriate support services. They work collaboratively with their division’s deans to provide leadership on the division, including serving as a resource regarding the division’s majors and assisting with new advisor and ongoing training in the division. They approve special registration requests and work with academic departments to provide students with a holistic advising experience. A Senior Advisor’s departmental service includes serving on appropriate departmental and University committees, working groups and task forces, as well as mentoring new colleagues and representing the department at various recruiting, orientation, scholarship, and student-sponsored campus activities.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
$33,700 - $50,000
Lora Wical, Deputy Director
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of experience working with undergraduates or college access programs, including at least one (1) year professional experience as an academic advisor is required. Two (2) or more years of professional experience as an academic advisor in the Academic Advising Program is preferred.
A thorough knowledge of the undergraduate curriculum, degree requirements, and University policies and procedures is necessary. The successful candidate will have demonstrated a compassion for students, obvious leadership skills, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, a willingness to initiate or take on new and challenging assignments, and a spirit of cooperation among colleagues and constituents. Positive contributions to the Academic Advising Program, the University, and the advising profession may be demonstrated through a combination of quality service to students, committee work, presentations, participation in university events, and or involvement in NACADA.