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Academic Advisor

Categories: Pacific Region 9


Academic Advising


ArtCenter College of Design

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Position Description
This full-time academic advising position will report directly to the Director of Academic Advising. This position will supplement departmental advising by serving as a resource for new students, providing general advising on college requirements, policies & procedures, opportunities for community involvement, and campus resources (regular case load of at least 350 students). The successful candidate must exemplify a commitment to meet the needs of students through the use of holistic advising approaches, and the development of supportive and collaborative working relationships with students, faculty, and staff.

•Under the direct supervision of the Director of Academic Advising, this position serves as the primary point of contact for undergraduate students with general academic advising questions. Refers students to appropriate departmental advisors and various offices as needed
•Advisor for new students: this position serves as the principal generalist academic advisor for new undergraduate students. Holds individual general advising appointments and group advising sessions. Creates and maintains resources to meet students' educational needs, and facilitates communication regarding key advising information such as registration, institutional deadlines, and academic probation. Coordinates/leads advising workshops for students
•As appropriate, supplements departmental/major advising by introducing new students to their academic requirements, the course selection process, college-wide policies and procedures, and helping students understand how to interpret their degree audit reports
•Processes appropriate student paperwork relating to academic advising, including all academic advisement forms, and maintaining accurate records (including electronic records) of interactions with students
•Helps create and maintain advising materials such as training manuals, brochures, posters, handouts, and academic advising related web content. Collects trans-disciplinary/elective course information from the educational departments and creates the TDS/Elective Guide for registration each semester
•With the Director of Academic Advising, coordinates/leads college advising trainings and workshops for staff, faculty, and department Chairs regarding advising best practices, policies, and emerging trends regarding student academic advising in higher education
•Assists the Director of Academic Advising with the interpretation, tracking and management of advisement data
•Participates in the development, implementation, review, presentation, and revision of orientations for new students
•Engages in professional development activities, including but not limited to, memberships in professional organizations, attendance at conferences, workshops, division and department training sessions; stays current with information technology skills•Attends, runs, and participates in college committees
•Assists the Director of Academic Advising with tasks related to the college’s student success initiatives
•Participates in the evaluation and assessment of the academic advisement program
•Orders forms and supplies for the Academic Advising Office as needed
•Provides basic administrative support (lunch order, putting up flyers) for each term’s Advisement Fair and other related advising events, records minutes for the Academic Advisement Committee, and performs other clerical tasks as needed
•Performs other duties as assigned

Application Information
Job will be posted through July 22, 2016 or until filled. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should send cover letter with resume and salary expectations to and reference “Academic Advisor” in the subject line.

Institution Information
ArtCenter is a private nonprofit fully accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Renowned for both its ties to industry and social impact initiatives, the College is the first design school to receive the United Nations’ Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) status.

Additional Information
Just as biodiversity contributes to healthy ecosystems, a diverse learning environment at ArtCenter College of Design features a wide range of thought, academic disciplines, cultures, identities, socio-economic backgrounds, and creates a robust community.ArtCenter College of Design is committed to excellence through the establishment of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and its surrounding communities. The College considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Human Resources Department at (626) 396-2270.

Contact Information
Human Resources Department at (626) 396-2270 or



Required Qualifications 
•Bachelor’s degree in related field; Master’s preferred
•3 or more years of experience directly in academic advising, guidance and counseling or equivalency, including CAS advising standards •Strong computer ability with proficiency in MS Office Suite
•Detail-oriented with strong organizational and prioritizing skills•Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a creative and dynamic environment.
•Knowledge of Datatel/Colleague or other student records systems.
•Knowledge of college/school policies, procedures, and requirements.
•Working knowledge of student developmental theories and familiarity with art & design fields is a plus.
•Appropriately adheres to the institution’s interpretation of FERPA rules for the release of student information to faculty, parents, students, etc.

Preferred Qualification
•Knowledge of Datatel/Colleague
•Working knowledge of student developmental theories and familiarity with art & design fields is a plus.