Company: University of Delaware
Posted on: May 3, 2021
PAY GRADE: 28E
CONTEXT OF THE JOB:
Under general direction, the Academic Advisor I provides
college-level support for the undergraduate advisement and student
development and success enterprise for a student body of
approximately 2,400. Advises students regarding University, College
and Department information, procedures and academic requirements of
specific programs or majors. Assists students in exploring careers,
evaluating academic abilities and setting goals. Develops and
prepares materials for advising, guidance and recruitment. Prepares
and presents academic information to prospective and admitted
students and parents during orientation and admission events. The
principal emphasis is on providing student centered services to the
College of Engineering student body to promote an environment that
supports the academic success and the diversity commitment of the
College. A high level of independent judgment, initiative and
problem-solving skills are required.
- Support the College Undergraduate Services unit by meeting with
assigned students to assess their stage of academic, career, and
personal development and promote student growth by determining
suitable developmental tasks resulting in students establishing
realistic and attainable academic and career goals.
- Refer students to counseling and/or other University
- Register students and provide guidance in course selection in
keeping with the students interests, values, abilities, and
- Monitor academic progress of students through analyzing
transcripts, degree audits and progress reports from instructors
and other University entities; identify current and potential needs
or problem areas (e.g., academic skills, tutoring) and refer
students to appropriate campus resources for assistance;
communicate findings to coaches and administrators.
- Interpret and explain University and College policies and
- Evaluate and make recommendations on petitions and amendments
to student program of study.
- Review and approve Transfer Credit Evaluation forms.
- Evaluate transcripts from other academic institutions for
course equivalencies and application to degree program.
- Maintain paper and electronic student files and records;
document all pertinent student information.
- Administer the day-to-day operation of the office; identify and
resolve complex student matters and administrative problems with
- Recruit potential students by advising them of general academic
requirements of the college; describe courses and curricula;
disseminate information regarding registration procedures; prepare
- Gather and/or calculate academic information and enrollment
statistics; prepare various reports as requested.
- Coordinate or perform student outreach in response to student
success and retention efforts.
- Serve as the administrative interface to all College Registered
- Provide administrative support to the Registered Student
Organizations to maximize cooperation, coordination, and
participation in College-wide student activities.
- Manage all undergraduate services aspects of various
College-level events and activities that focus on student academic
support and student recognition including, but not limited to,
Engineers Week activities, Honors Day activities, Distinguished
Scholars Weekend, and other College student activities.
- Participate in Engineering College Convocation and Commencement
- Participate in on-site undergraduate student recruitment
events, student orientations and other undergraduate events.
- Compiles College and department level curricular and program
changes to produce College and department level recruitment and
advisement print and web media.
- Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
- Masters degree in student personnel administration, marketing,
education, business administration, counseling, or related
discipline with one to two years of job-related experience
preferred or equivalent combination of education and
- Ability to grasp, retain, and disseminate an extensive and
varied body of information; the ability to exercise sound judgment
and employ decision making skills.
- Ability to evaluate student transcripts and records.
- Knowledge of academic policies governing student probation,
suspension, and/or expulsion and student recruitment and retention
- Ability to communicate course prerequisites, certification,
and/or curriculum/graduation requirements to students.
- Advanced working knowledge of academic recruitment and
advisement policies, procedures, systems, regulations, and
standards at the university level.
- Strong analytical and critical thinking skills and the ability
to analyze, summarize, and effectively present data. Effective
leadership, organizational, interpersonal and communication
- Ability to present effectively to groups and to work
productively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse
- Knowledge of University policy and practices.
- Database and spreadsheet skills are required. Proficiency with
MS Office Suite programs, UDSIS (the Universitys student records
system), Blue Hen Success Collaborative platform, SLATE platform,
and the University accounting system is strongly preferred.
- Knowledge of College of Engineering majors, minors, and
- May be required to work some evenings and weekends.
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