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Academic Advisor

Company: University of Delaware
Location: newark
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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 services.
  • Register students and provide guidance in course selection in keeping with the students interests, values, abilities, and curriculum.
  • 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 procedures.
  • 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 appropriate actions.
  • Recruit potential students by advising them of general academic requirements of the college; describe courses and curricula; disseminate information regarding registration procedures; prepare recruitment packets.
  • 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.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as the administrative interface to all College Registered Student Organizations.
  • 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 activities.
  • 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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 experience.
  • 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 issues.
  • 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 skills.
  • Ability to present effectively to groups and to work productively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • 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 concentrations.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • May be required to work some evenings and weekends.

Keywords: University of Delaware, Newark , Academic Advisor, Other , newark, Delaware

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