Senior Academic Advisor - Engineering and Mineral Resources 11436
The Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources is seeking applications for two Senior Academic Advisors. The incumbents will advise undergraduate students within the Statler College and be responsible for ensuring that students are equipped with enough information to matriculate through the higher education system in general and the college in specific. They will also aid in the total development of students by providing them guidance in developing social, educational, and career goals; formulating intelligent objectives; and selecting appropriate and realistic academic majors.
In order to be successful in this role, the ideal candidates will:
Plan, implement and coordinate programming that includes, but is not limited to, multi-year initiatives and academic support services.
Provide timely and effective academic counsel to assist students with selecting, matriculating to, and completing baccalaureate and professional degrees.
Coordinate with the college career services center staff and central student services to assist students in selecting a major, identifying career pathways and building a professional profile for eventual placement.
Provide advising and counseling to students who are on probationary, on deferred suspension or who have been reinstated after suspension.
Develop and maintain curriculum for the mid-year academy for those students who are on probation.
Develop and prepare a four- or five-year academic plan for each advisee and record plan in degree audit system (i.e. DegreeWorks).
Track and monitor persistence and completion in accordance with academic plan and revise when necessary.
Employ a combination of appreciative, developmental, intrusive, and prescriptive academic advising to assist students in persistence and completion of degree.
Research and interpret the WVU Undergraduate Catalog and Statler College policies and procedures for the purpose of assisting students matriculating to degree programs, academic majors and academic minors.
Utilize student information systems (i.e. Banner and SSC Campus) to track and monitor academic history and in-progress work.
Conduct outreach to students who are identified as at-risk during early alert or midterm grade reporting processes and makes referrals to academic, career, and other support services.
Provide guidance to students submitting appeals for academic and federal financial aid suspensions, which includes creating an academic success plan in DegreeWorks.
Assist students with the transient approval process by reviewing course equivalencies and matching WVU courses with courses offered by the transient institution.
Assist students with the transition from high school to college through formal convocation and orientation programs.
Assess student concerns and make referrals to other University representatives/units.
Serve on college- and/or university-wide task forces/committees that impact student success at WVU.
Assist the Program Director in collecting and analyzing enrollment data.
Collaborate with recruitment staff by supporting initiatives to increase yield of first time admits to deposits.
Participate in events sponsored by the unit, which may include on campus recruiting, new student orientation, academic academies, and commencement.
Maintain current knowledge of federal statutes (i.e. FERPA) protecting the confidentiality of academic records.
Other duties as assigned.
Master's degree preferably in a STEM discipline or a Bachelor's degree preferably in a STEM discipline and equivalent related experience.
Two (2) years of experience in the following:
advising or counseling
academic or student support services
student information systems
Demonstrated ability to apply critical reasoning and problem solving
Ability to employ interpersonal communications and conflict resolution
Analytical skills prudent to conducting research
Ability to teach young adults through formal and informal instruction
Ability to handle sensitive information
About WVU At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at http://hr.wvu.edu/.
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Job Posting: Apr 15, 2019
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 169143
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