Categories: Mid South Region 3
|Tennessee Tech University
The primary responsibility of this position is academic support for undergraduate students. Advisors contribute to the mission of the Office of Enrollment Management and Student Success (EMSS) by performing general duties including: advising undergraduate students on academic requirements and policies; advising students in the development and completion of their academic and career goals; participating in various student success programs and initiatives; working with the Office of Orientation for the effective registration and orientation of new freshmen and new transfer students participating in the Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration (SOAR) program.
- Advise students on appropriate course selection towards graduation requirements.
- Run degree audits for advisees and discuss progression toward graduation.
- Utilize technological solutions provided by the university to appropriately ascertain students’ progress and success.
- Counsel students on all relevant areas such as university policies and procedures, major decision-making, scholastic standards, transfer credit issues, and other appropriate areas.
- Assist students during the university’s freshman orientation program (SOAR), as well as transfer orientation.
- Maintain regular contact with advisees via multiple communication sources to develop and foster appropriate accountability for student success.
- Collaborate with other offices to connect students to resources needed for student success (Financial Aid, Learning Support, Career Services, etc.).
- Other duties as assigned by the respective academic units.
Mr. Allen Mullis, Executive Director for Student Success
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Counseling, Education, Engineering, or appropriate related field.
- Three years of experience working with students in a higher education setting, other educational setting, or engineering industry.
- Ability to relate professionally to diverse students, university faculty, administrators, and support staff.
- Demonstrated proficiency in common business applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, email, and web applications.
- Evidence of ability to work independently and collaboratively.
- Excellent communication skills (oral & written), interpersonal skills, and computer skills.
- Excellent problem-solving, organizational, and presentation skills.
- Evidence of commitment to detail and ability to complete complex projects/reports in a timely manner.
- Master’s degree from an accredited institution.
- Knowledge of NACADA standards.