Human Resources seeks candidates for an Academic Advisor, Generalist position in the Center for Student Success (CSS). This position reports to the Director of Academic Advising. Work schedule is 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday.
Meet with current, prospective, transfer, returning and at-risk (conditional, probationary) students and/or their parents to provide academic advising relative to academic program planning, student development, course scheduling, and other areas of educational counseling. Track and evaluate progress of those students who participate in special programs such as the Passport for Success program to determine program success. Meet with students who are applying for reinstatement and the Fresh Start program to advise them of necessary procedures and activities to be considered for enrollment at Washburn.
Take an active role in the First Year Experience (FYE) program, advising students and promoting opportunities related to the FYE program that support and facilitate student success. Regularly teach a section of IS 100: College Experience course each semester, present “one-shot” instructional modules to WU 101: Washburn Experience course each semester, and participate in special teaching assignments such as academic workshops and other activities related to FYE programming to help students adapt to the college experience and support their academic success at Washburn during their freshman year and beyond.
Develop and deliver advising presentations to students, faculty and staff to educate and inform them about various programs, policies and related advising issues. Actively engage with other CSS staff in the development of student learning outcomes assessments to contribute to the responsiveness of FYE and other advising efforts. Compile and report relevant data to assist in the assessment of advising services and programs.
Pursue professional development opportunities focused on improving academic advising to enhance knowledge and expand effectiveness as an advisor and member of the CSS.
Serve on various campus committees as requested or appointed to represent the Office of Academic Advising within the CSS to represent the interests of the department and support other departments and the University as a whole.
Perform other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED: Master's degree. Teaching experience at or above the secondary level. Demonstrated literacy in Microsoft Office. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to relate to and work well with faculty, staff, students and co-workers; to work effectively in a collaborative, team environment, and with students from diverse backgrounds who possess a broad range of academic skills and goals.
PREFERRED: Master's degree in student affairs, counseling, education, psychology or social work. Experience working in higher education student personnel or working directly with post-secondary students.
Submit a letter of interest, resume, Resume Supplement for Administrative Positions, copy of official college transcript(s), and names and phone numbers of three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Washburn University Human Resources, 263 Morgan Hall, 1700 SW College, Topeka, Kansas 66621. Review of applications will begin September 30, 2013, and continue until a suitably qualified candidate has been identified. Salary is mid $30K commensurate with qualifications. Excellent fringe benefits package. Employment at Washburn University may be conditioned upon satisfactory completion of a background check.
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