The College of Education and Human Development's (CEHD) Student Services Unit (SSU) provides academic services to the undergraduate student population within CEHD. On the Newark campus, the College of Education and Human Development enrolls 1000 undergraduate students across two academic departments; the School of Education and the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences. The School of Education offers a degree in Elementary Teacher Education (ETE), and the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences offers degrees in Early Childhood Education, Human Services and Human Relations Administration. Under the general direction of Senior Assistant Dean, the Academic Advisor II will assist in supporting undergraduate student advisement within the college. Specifically, the Academic Advisor II will be assigned as academic advisor to students majoring in Elementary Teacher Education. The Academic Advisor II will work closely with the Senior Academic Advisor and the School of Education in order to provide academic advisement and support to students in the ETE major. The Academic Advisor II will also assist with the college's effort to support all undergraduate students within the college, including assisting with programs and events for prospective students, as well as other projects housed in the Student Services Unit.
Serve as academic advisor to students in the Elementary Teacher Education major (ETE), beginning at NSO and continuing through degree completion. Case load will be approximately 250 students, ranging from freshman to senior. Advise all ETE majors admitted to the Delaware in DC program.
Provide advisement to students on class selection, course planning, course load, policies, procedures, academic standing, clearances, degree requirements, and other academic matters to facilitate timely degree completion, student success and UD's "Finish in Four" initiative.
Monitor the progress of assigned student populations and conduct outreach about advisement, especially to those in special academic circumstances, to improve graduation and retention rates.
Utilize Blue Hen Success Collaborative (BHSC), to note advisement interactions, schedule advisement appointments, conduct targeted advising campaigns, and conduct proactive, targeted outreach to specific student populations.
Work closely with the Senior Administrative Academic Advisor to support students and ensure that advising policies and processes are followed.
Provide information and referrals to students seeking assistance due to academic concerns.
Provide support and referral services to students, working with offices such as the Office of the Dean of Students, the Office of Student Conduct, the Center for Counseling and Student Development, the Career Services Center, the Office of Admissions, and the Office of Residence Life and Housing.
Responsible for processing the appropriate forms and ensuring accurate academic record maintenance.
Adhere to Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations.
Support and assist with new student orientation programming, present academic information to new students and their families, and advise students throughout new student orientation.
Provide supplemental advising support in the Human Development and Family Sciences advisement center to students majoring in Early Childhood Education, Human Services and Human Relations Administration.
Create and coordinate student recruitment volunteers to support the college's recruitment, yield and retention efforts.
Participate and assist with the development and implementation of programs which support recruitment, yield and retention efforts of the undergraduate programs.
Coordinate specialized visitation events for prospective undergraduate students.
Assist with college recruiting events such as Blue and Golden Saturdays, Delaware Decision Days, and Destination Delaware.
Assist with college wide events: Steele Symposium, Celebration of Excellence, Convocation, Commencement, and Alumni Weekend.
Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree and three years of academic advising experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience (e.g. advising, counseling, and teaching). Degree in student personnel, college counseling, teaching or related field preferred.
Advanced working knowledge of college student counseling, advisement policies, procedures, systems, regulations, and standards at the university level.
Ability to communicate with students about their course requirements, certification, and/or curriculum/graduation requirements.
Demonstrated excellence serving and/or working with students from historically marginalized populations and/or students who identify with underrepresented groups
Ability to exercise sound judgement, interpret policy, evaluate student records and maintain confidentiality.
Excellent human relations skills, ability to communicate effectively and interact well with wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Ability to work independently, handle multiple tasks simultaneously and work with deadlines.
Effective leadership, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to present effectively to small and large groups.
Ability to grasp, retain, and disseminate an extensive and varied body of information.
Proficient computer skills including use of presentation software and Excel. Experience with PeopleSoft (and/or UD's system, UDSIS) and retention or student success software (such as Student Success Collaborative) preferred
This position requires some night and weekend work.
Internal Number: 494250
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