Academic Advisor

The University Of North Carolina Chapel Hill , NC 27516

Posted 3 months ago

The Political Science Department within the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) at North Carolina State University invites applications for an undergraduate academic advising position. This position is a full-time, 12 month appointment.
The successful candidate will provide academic advice to undergraduate Political Science majors and will facilitate coherence, stability, and consistency to the academic program. Responsibilities include: * Advise students about completion of major political science curriculum requirements * Help students define academic goals and gain an understanding of how to achieve them * Understand and communicate to students the implications of the program plan and degree progress * Help students develop their academic focus within the major * Keep abreast of relevant course offerings across the College and campus and maintain connections with student service staff across campus * Act as resource for tenured and tenure-track faculty on issues related to implementation of curricula and academic policies developed by faculty * Certify completion of degree requirements and honors designations including approval of substitutions for major requirements and transfer evaluation credit * Assist in planning of program events, including spring and fall commencement ceremonies * Understand, interpret, and enforce University, College, and Departmental policies while exploring academic and professional options * Help students make transitions and access full range of university resources Require post-baccalaureate credentials or a bachelor's degree plus alternative or equivalent professional training and experience may be substituted for the advanced degree on an exceptional basis. Excellent interpersonal skills including strong communication skills.
Demonstrated skills in the areas of judgment, decision-making, problem solving, organization, and attention to detail. Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment. Ability to build knowledge of University, College and departmental policies, procedures, and requirements.
An understanding of Political Science as an academic discipline. Proficient in social media, excel, word, power point, instructional software (Moodle, Blackboard, Skype, etc.)

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