The Military Academic Advisor position at Excelsior College is a direct student services position with an emphasis placed upon providing accurate, timely, quality service to prospective, admitted and enrolled military and veteran students and their family members. The primary roles of this position are to provide student service through academic advisement, degree planning, military transcript evaluation, military education/VA information, course approval, student retention, and course approvals. The Military Academic Advisor is responsible for providing accurate information about institutional policies, procedures, resources and programs and serve as a student advocate.
Closing Date: September 27, 2018
Duties & Responsibilities:
Advise students in their consideration of educational goals by relating interests, skills, abilities and values to careers, the world of work, and the nature and purpose of higher education
Advise students in developing an educational plan consistent with life goals and objectives (alternative courses of action, alternate career considerations and selection of courses)
Advise students in the decision-making process regarding their educational goals
Provide accurate information about institutional policies, procedures, resources and programs
Recommend Excelsior College courses and examinations to students to complete degree requirements
Advocate for students by making referrals to Excelsior College services (e.g., career services, VA/financial aid), and other learning support services
Prepare letters of recommendation, transient student letters, letters of good standing, etc.
Advise students in initial and continuing evaluation of progress toward established goals and educational plans
Provide official approval for students' proposed courses and examinations
Evaluate military documents for military and veteran students for the awarding of college credit toward degree programs.
Conduct preliminary evaluations for students to assist them with degree choice and planning.
Assist students with military and veteran education specific areas such as Tuition Assistance, VA benefits, military portals (GoArmyEd), etc.
Master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Ability to work with diverse populations
Excellent organizational and decision making skills
Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet academic deadlines
Ability to review/prepare accurate detailed documents
Ability to master a wide body of factual knowledge (e.g., academic and career options) with a high degree of accuracy and detail
Proficient computer literacy and willingness to learn new applications