The Major Exploration Advising Program (MEAP) is designed to advise undergraduate students who are undecided in their major. MEAP advisors believe exploration is an important part of the learning process at Washington State University. MEAP is enthusiastically seeking candidates to join our team as a dynamic Academic Advisor who enjoys one-on-one advising and encouraging student engagement in personal and academic exploration.
- Carrying an academic advising load and participating in the advising activities as appropriate.
- Regularly advising enrolled students who have not decided on a major regarding course selection, major requirements, and academic alternatives based on their expressed interests, career objectives, and their previous academic record.
- Assisting students in the major certification process.
- Assuming full advising duties for students in the Social Sciences and Humanities majors.
Founded as the people’s university in 1890, Washington State University fulfills that commitment by transforming lives through education, research, and community outreach. In 2015, the University celebrated 125 years of delivering life-changing knowledge and discoveries to citizens across the state, region, nation, and around the world. The state’s only land-grant institution and one of two public research universities, WSU provides a world-class education to nearly 30,000 students through its multi-campus, statewide locations and online. The University strives to ensure that higher education is accessible at an affordable cost—a decades-long WSU commitment to the state’s citizens. The University offers more than 200 undergraduate fields of study and 127 graduate and professional degree programs. Many academic programs win recognition nationally for excellence. WSU is one of just 108 public and private universities in the United States—out of more than 4,500—singled out for its “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University’s research agenda is focused on addressing challenges in health, sustainability, smart systems, national security, and opportunity and equity. WSU is a major driver of Washington’s economy, partnering with many of the state’s leading industries, including agribusiness, aerospace, health care, software, and construction. The University is responsible for nearly 20,600 jobs statewide and generates an overall economic impact of more than $3.3 billion annually. The institution’s operating budget expenditures total nearly $2 billion annually.
Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of full-time academic advising experience at a college or university or related education/experience. A Master’s degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional work experience. Any combination of relevant education and professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year‐for‐year basis. Accreditations: WSU ACADA Level 1 certification within six (6) months of hire.
- A Master’s degree in a related field.
- More than 2 years full-time experience working with students in an academic setting.
- Demonstrated ability to work with students, faculty, advisors, and administrators.
- Knowledge of and experience with academic advising and related issues.
- Knowledge of university computing systems and student information systems.