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November 7, 2014

Job Title: Academic Advisor

Department: Academic Advising

The Academic Advising Office is seeking an Academic Advisor. The Academic Advisor serves as a member of the Academic Advising team, and works alongside Advising staff, faculty, the Registrar, academic support staff, and student life staff to support the College's efforts to maximize student progress and success. The Academic Advisor will address the needs of first year students in order to help students in making successful transitions into college, from Freshman to Sophomore year, and then to a faculty advisor in their major department during the Sophomore year. The Academic Advisor will also work closely with other Advisors and the Registrar's staff in monitoring and reporting on student progress to faculty, student life staff, the Registrar, and the Director of Academic Advising. The Academic Advisor will work as a member of the Academic Advising team to develop and implement student support programs (including Starfish), participate in meetings regarding academic advising and student academic development, and make recommendations to the Director for modifications and improvements.

Responsibilities:

Including, but not limited to the following:

  • Assists with the general academic advising and monitoring of the academic progress of undergraduate students, particularly freshmen and sophomores.
  • Provides support for advising and registration of students as needed.
  • Plans and presents workshops for students on topics related to advising, registration, general academic information, policies, and procedures.
  • Serves as a contact and resource for students, faculty and staff for issues relating to the College's academic requirements and student academic progress.
  • Assists with outreach to and follow-up with students for whom concerns have been shared through the College's Starfish/Early Alert system and provides appropriate referrals to campus resources.
  • Participates in training and programming initiatives offered through the Office of Academic Advising.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree preferred.
  • A minimum of two years of experience in academic advising in a College environment.
  • Demonstrated Interest in student development and dedication to the College's core values.
  • Excellent written, oral communication, and interpersonal skills essential.
  • Experience with modern Student Information Systems, Blackboard, MS Office Suite and Early Alert systems (Starfish desirable).
  • Experience in advising various student populations (first-year, transfer students etc.) is desirable.

For consideration, send cover letter and resume to humanresources@mville.edu.