Pay Range: $49,094 annually or higher commensurate with experience
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Position Summary: The Lead Advisor is responsible for managing the advising services for first year, second year, transfer and exploratory students in the various assigned undergraduate colleges, which may include the following: College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Science and College of Natural Resources. This may include, but is not limited to, the following: supervising full-time professional staff advisors; assisting in the development, implementation and assessment of academic advising standards and policy and procedures; implementing retention initiatives based on student data and delivery outcomes; advising complex student populations (e.g. transfer and international); assist with managing University-wide probation programs; serving on university-wide committees; strengthening advising connections with U of I centers and strategic community college partner institutions; providing academic departments with advising expertise as part of the college and University-wide retention strategies; deploying training programs to faculty and professional staff advisors; fostering faculty connections with students seeking a mentor; developing communication plans to engage undergraduate students in academic planning; partnering with student services units across campus to ensure students can access enrichment opportunities (internships, study abroad, alternative service breaks); acting as the primary liaison between University Advising Services and the academic colleges; and providing academic advising internship opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students. Through strong collaboration with students, college leadership, faculty and other campus partners, the Lead Advisor ensures that students experience a streamlined process for receiving high-quality academic advising in a supportive, efficient and timely manner. In this role, the Lead Advisor is expected to work closely with staff in the Vandal Success Center, the Counseling and Testing Center, the Campus Visits Office, Undergraduate Admission Office, the Office of the Registrar and other student support units to provide excellent student services for prospective and current students. The Lead Advisor makes administrative decisions on a daily and on-going basis. This individual will work under the supervision of the Director of Student Success Initiatives, within the division of Strategic Enrollment Management. This position is located in a college.
Bachelors degree with four (4) years experience in a related field OR Masters degree with two (2) years of experience in academic advising or a related field. Two (2) years experience supervising professional staff. Experience delivering student-centered customer service Experience working with diverse student groups and families Experience compiling and analyzing information Experience presenting information clearly and concisely to a diverse audience Sound knowledge of Student services, university regulations and procedures in higher education
Knowledge of University of Idaho academic rules, regulations, and procedures for undergraduate level advising Experience using BANNER student module Experience successfully supervising full-time employees Experience working with students with academic issues, transfer students, or students from an underrepresented population Experience managing programs and budgets. Experience planning, organizing, promoting, and implementing major programs and events. Ability to operate independently, exercising independent judgment and discretion with little or no guidance Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally Ability to work cooperatively as part of a team with a variety of people, including students, staff, faculty, and administrators Ability to serve as liaison with other departments/institutions Ability to explain and implement policies and procedures.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: Willingness to travel and to work selected evenings and weekends.
Posting Number: SP002089P
Posting Date: 02/08/2019
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions: This position is open until filled, with a first consideration date of March 8, 2018. Posting will remain open until a suitable pool of candidates is identified.Please submit all application materials, including a detailed letter of qualification addressing each minimum and any applicable preferred qualifications.
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates may be required to pass a criminal background check.
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