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Academic Advisor

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10





Arizona State University

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Position Description
Under general supervision; as key contributor to increasing student retention and graduation university-wide, supports students in making timely progress toward a degree through a range of in-person and online academic counseling and support strategies.

1.Utilizes a proactive approach to advising majors in the Department of Psychology.
2.Provides 1:1 as well as group academic advising, recruitment/retention, and academic success support functions to students to ensure ongoing successful progress to completion of degree program
3.Facilitates instruction for courses taught by the advising office.
4.Utilizes eAdvisor, assists students explore a variety of academic options, register for courses and make timely progress towards completion of degree.
5.Works closely with students to identify all academic options including, but not limited to: degrees, extracurricular activities, study abroad program(s), research, and internships; supports and provides counsel to student in selection of options best suited to student's goals, interests and skills.
6.Assists with academic program development and implementation with a focus on internships and career development.
7.Monitors student academic progress through a variety of reporting tools including eAdvisor; works closely and collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff to ensure academic success.
8.Acts as college/department liaison to current and prospective students, faculty, staff, and external groups on issues related to academic success.
9.Works under limited or minimal supervision, handles problems, provides guidance and advice to students.
10.Responds to student questions and concerns; works with students to resolve all issues to ensure ongoing satisfaction with program and successful progress to completion.
11.As primary liaison, connects students with academic and personal resources including, but not limited to: tutoring, counseling and career services; provides follow up to ensure satisfaction with and effectiveness of services.
12.Works collaboratively and collegially with academic units and services throughout the university to facilitate comprehensive student support.
13.Utilizes a variety of university data and programmatic direction to promote student academic success.

Application Process

Institution Information
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

Additional Information
Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.Cover Letter/Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

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Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree AND two (2) years previous experience in one or more of the following: advising, student recruitment/retention or related student services utilizing a proactive and innovative approach which results in demonstrated outcomes in retention, graduation, and academic planning; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Preferred Qualifications
1.Evidence of a Master’s degree in Academic Advising, Counseling, Student Services, Higher Education or a related area within Liberal Arts and Sciences.
2.Experience in career development program planning and processes
3.Demonstrated knowledge of principles, practices, procedures and methods of evidence-based academic advising strategies
4.Experience in higher education level academic advising
5.Demonstrated student service orientation
6.Experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with peers, faculty, students, administration and other interested parties
7.Demonstrated knowledge of ASU academic structure and organization
8.Experience in using student information systems (DARS, PeopleSoft, My Reports)
9.Experience in interpreting student needs and determining when referral to other University resources is appropriate
10.Experience in demonstrating sensitivity to needs of a diverse student population.
11.Experience in designing presentation materials and giving oral presentations in group settings
12.Experience in rapidly adapting and effectively utilizing new technology, practices, policies and methods
13.Experience in working effectively in an environment subject to quickly changing priorities
14.Evidence of effective communication skills, both written and verbal