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Academic Advisor

Categories: Pacific Region 9


Academic Services


Southern California Institute of Architecture

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Position Description
As the sole Academic Advisor for SCI-Arc’s 500 students, this position is responsible for the design, development, and delivery of academic counseling and intervention programs. The Academic Advisor is responsible for the integrity of the institutions degree per WASC and NAAB requirements, advises students upon entry to the institution, works with the current student and faculty population regarding academic policy and student academic standing, and supports the student body in learning and progress towards successful graduation. This position works closely with the Registrar, Admissions office, and Finance office. This is a high-profile position; developing and maintaining relationships with students, faculty, and staff is essential.

• Develop individualized academic plan with student’s advice on prerequisites, transfer credits and degree requirements. • Counsel students regarding registration, curriculum changes, and personal or academic matters affecting progress• Attend and participate in student development events such as open house, fall orientation, summer programs, student reviews, student/alumni receptions and graduation ceremonies• Develop relationships, work closely and have a physical presence within first year students and faculty teaching foundation courses• Nurture relationships, work closely and have a physical presence with first year students and the faculty who are teaching foundation courses• Communicate regularly with program chairs on student matters including academic success, academic conduct, student conduct, registration management and enrollment management• Maintain relationships with key departments (Recruitment/Outreach, Admissions, Finance, Development) to nurture an overall positive experience for students and future alumni• Oversee enrollment management effort, semester course count, student registration, and population forecast• Provide information and services for students with special needs adhering to ADA and 504 regulations• Develop early alert systems for students in academic difficulty; work with students on academic warning; recommend approval or non-approval on matters affecting student status, graduation, withdrawal, reinstatement, readmission, awards, and course selection• Daily use of academic advising models and best practice methods• Develop and maintain relationships with other school counselors in order to promote admission to the institution; in conjunction with Program Chairs, coordinates Articulation Agreements with community colleges• Collaborate in development and preparation of appropriate college guidance and other print materials• Facilitate and maintain relationship with exchange schools, and coordinate enrollment of students for exchange program• Act as Architecture Licensing Advisor (NCARB) and attend annual Licensing Advisors Summit meetings• Coordinate NCARB representative visit and facilitate info presentation for qualifying students with NCARB representatives • Maintain membership in NACADA (National Association of Academic Advisors) and ASCA (Association of Student Conduct Administration) and attend regional and national conferences• Serve as a liaison between students, parents, and the college application process as needed• Facilitate the student conduct policy within the student community• Coordinate the annual SCI-Arc scholarship application process• Maintain SCI-Arc’s exchange agreements and coordinate student participation

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Southern California Institute of Architecture960 E. 3rd StreetLos Angeles, CA 90013213-613-2200

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Required Qualifications 
Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with a diverse group of students, parents, faculty and staff• Extensive insight, knowledge and thorough understanding of the college application process and timelines associated with selective college admissions• Demonstrate a positive track record of student retention, graduation rates, and developing an early alert system• Experience in implementing academic advising models and best practice methods• Strong results-oriented organizational skills and a passion for detail• Proficiency with computer applications such as Microsoft Office, word, excel, and other database management systems such as Jenzabar

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in counseling, Master’s Degree preferred• 5 years’ experience working with counseling programs and admissions at the college level • Student personnel services required