The Academic Advisor will guide students toward academic success and progression, timely degree completion and achievement of their educational goals, working in concert with faculty advisors. Additionally, the Center serves as a campus resource for general academic information. Academic advisors will be part of the pre-professional committee, advising undergraduate students interested in health-related graduate programs (e.g., athletic training, medicine, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, etc.)
oMaster's degree in higher education, student affairs, education, communication, counseling, psychology, social work, or a related health sciences field from a regionally accredited institution
oThree years relevant work experience. oExperience working with students in a higher education setting. oExperience in undergraduate academic advising, higher education student personnel administration, and/or counseling in a higher education setting. oKnowledge of NAAHP and/or NACADA best practices. oActive member of the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP), National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) or similar organization. oStrong technical proficiency in electronic document management systems, student information systems, i.e. Banner and MS Office Suite. oAbility to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Review of applications will begin in late July 2019 and will continue until a candidate has been selected.
Applicants must apply online in order to be considered. Please include a cover letter, resume, and a list of references (with complete contact information).
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For questions or additional information please contact Ericka Zimmerman at 828-227-3513.
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.