Job Positions

Academic Advisor

Categories: Pacific Region 9

 

Department:

Academic Advising

Institution:

Argosy University - Hawaii

Date Posted:

3/28/17

Close Date:

5/28/17
 

Position Description
Job Summary:
Responsible for sustaining an environment of academic and professional excellence for students and educational team members. The Academic Advisor supports student life and learning through student advocacy, academic coaching, customer service, campus and community referrals and institutional outreach and course scheduling. The Academic Advisor works closely with all campus departments to support student success and persistence endeavors. Incumbent must assure that the EDMC philosophy: quality services to clients; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position.
Key Job Elements:
Maintain direct contact with student advisees. This includes meeting with individual as well as small groups of on-ground and online students on an ongoing basis to build rapport, identify barriers to success, set goals and develop action plans for academic success to include course scheduling. Provide proactive and timely outreach, referrals and intervention with student population through a variety of communication methods. Develop processes, programs, activities or workshops to support student cohorts such as new students, students on academic warning, students not attending registered courses and honors students. Participate in new student orientation programs. Work with Academic Affairs to understand, monitor and convey all aspects of curriculum, sequencing, academic status, registration and college policies and procedures for both on-ground and online students. Work closely with Academic Affairs regarding curriculum updates, scheduling, student concerns and needs. Collaborate with faculty regarding student concerns, student progress and course content. Participate and support all key departmental operations including tracking statistics, proper file documentation, departmental meetings, strategic planning and program assessment. Understand and monitor institutional benchmarks and support all student persistence endeavors.
Additional duties as assigned Reports To: Director of Student Services
Interacts With: All campus departments
Job Requirements:
Knowledge: Bachelors degree in Education, Fine Arts, Psychology, Social Work or related field. Masters degree is preferred. One to three years experience working in an academic advising role, preferably in a post secondary institution
Preferred Requirements:
Understand current trends in Academic Advising and higher education.
Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills with both faculty, staff and student populations
Exceptional customer service and organizational skills
Understand open-ended questioning, non-verbal communication and active listening
Understand how to read and interpret reports and data
Presentation and public speaking skills
Strong computer and analytical skills
Abilities:
Ability to work independently or in a team. Interact effectively and work collaboratively with other departments. Ability to listen and positively respond to student and co-worker requests. Ability to exercise considerable judgment in the application of college policies and procedures. Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to manage multiple tasks and successfully meet deadlines. Ability to adapt to changing assignments and multiple priorities. Ability to be creative and innovative.

Duties
Maintain direct contact with student advisees. This includes meeting with individual as well as small groups of on-ground and online students on an ongoing basis to build rapport, identify barriers to success, set goals and develop action plans for academic success to include course scheduling. Provide proactive and timely outreach, referrals and intervention with student population through a variety of communication methods. Develop processes, programs, activities or workshops to support student cohorts such as new students, students on academic warning, students not attending registered courses and honors students. Participate in new student orientation programs. Work with Academic Affairs to understand, monitor and convey all aspects of curriculum, sequencing, academic status, registration and college policies and procedures for both on-ground and online students. Work closely with Academic Affairs regarding curriculum updates, scheduling, student concerns and needs. Collaborate with faculty regarding student concerns, student progress and course content. Participate and support all key departmental operations including tracking statistics, proper file documentation, departmental meetings, strategic planning and program assessment. Understand and monitor institutional benchmarks and support all student persistence endeavors. Additional duties as assigned

Application Process
Please apply online here: https://edmc.hua.hrsmart.com/ats/js_job_details.php?reqid=37002

Institution Information
At Argosy University, we’re proud to support one of the largest communities of graduate students in the nation as well as an active, thriving undergraduate community. As a student, you’ll enjoy a collegial, supportive academic environment that emphasizes teaching and practical training across the areas of education, business, health sciences and psychology. Each of our programs is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility in a supportive, learner-centered environment of mutual respect and academic excellence.

Additional Information

Contact Information
Carlyn Cole
cacole@edmc.edu

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications
Knowledge: Bachelors degree in Education, Fine Arts, Psychology, Social Work or related field. Masters degree is preferred. One to three years experience working in an academic advising role, preferably in a post secondary institution

Preferred Qualifications
Understand current trends in Academic Advising and higher education. Preferred applicants located in Hawaii