The Academic Advisor II, in the College of Public Health, works under limited guidance while providing comprehensive academic advising to a diverse population of students and assisting with the development, coordination and implementation of services geared to achieving, maintaining and enhancing student success and retention.
The Advisor II meets regularly with students on an individual and group basis to discuss academic and professional goals, and refers students to additional resources as appropriate; assists students in making decisions concerning curricular requirements, appropriate academic schedule, choice of major, academic standing, and assists with efforts to help students progress effectively to degree completion; provides direction, guidance and project supervision to peer advisors and/ or less experienced staff, and assists with advising-related projects; works with faculty, staff and students to disseminate information regarding curriculum requirements, academic policy, and other related issues. In addition, the Advisor II reviews transcripts, placement exams and student files; prepares and delivers presentations at new student orientation and related student sessions; assists with course selection and registration activities; and represents the College at internal and external meetings and events. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
Master's degree and at least one and a half years related experience required including at least six months advising experience in an academic setting in higher education. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated computer skills and proficiency with MS Office Suite software programs.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, along with the ability to conduct presentations in large group settings.
Demonstrated interpersonal and client service skills, along with the ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of students, faculty and staff.
Demonstrated ability to maintain a consistently positive and objective student service approach even in challenging situations.
Demonstrated ability to work with others as part of a team in a high-volume and fast paced environment.
Demonstrated problem solving skills and ability to use independent judgment.
Proven project and time management skills, along with the ability to prioritize tasks.
Demonstrated attention to detail.
Demonstrated knowledge of student information systems.
Ability to work occasional evenings and/or weekends.
Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.
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