The assistant director of academic advising is a professional advisor who serves in the Academic Advising Office within the Koenigsberger Learning Center. This position carries a caseload of advisees, teaches a section of Elon 101, teaches an exploring majors course on rotation, and supports general academic advising to undergraduate students who drop by the office. Additionally, this advisor will support new transfer students and readmitted students each semester with outreach and course registration. This position reports to the Executive Director of the Koenigsberger Learning Center.
A master's degree is required and a minimum of 3 years academic advising experience in a post-secondary school setting is expected. Terminal degree preferred. Related higher education work experience will be considered.
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time Regular
Degree/Major: Master's degree in higher education, student development, or counseling expected. Related degrees are considered if the candidate has work experience in higher education.
Length Of Experience:
A minimum of 3 years academic advising experience in a post-secondary school setting is expected.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Coordinate the registration of transfer and readmitted students to include (a) communicating how approved transfer credits fit into a student's program of study and (b) conducting phone registration to secure a schedule. This process includes approximately 75 students in the fall and 45 students in the spring. 2. Maintain a caseload of advisees derived from both undeclared majors among transfer students and first-year students. Annually teach a section of Elon 101, an advising seminar offered by the university. 3. Share the teaching rotation of COE 110: Exploring Majors and Careers with other advisors in the Advising Center. 4. Demonstrate a working knowledge of desktop software (i.e. Microsoft Office Suite); web-based systems; ability to learn Elon's student systems for data management. 5. Mentor advisees to achieve at the highest levels and to intervene effectively with students having academic difficulty. This function includes proactive advising to evaluate student academic records and recommend appropriate courses, potential majors, apply awarded scholarships, discuss interests, abilities, values, academic goals and possible careers. 6. Work collaboratively with other advisors in the center to support both office sponsored events and programs as well as events sponsored by other university offices such as the office of admissions and new student orientation. This may involve occasional weekend and evening hours. 7. Work collaboratively with other advisors in the center to support drop-in advising hours and take both scheduled and unscheduled student appointments to communicate academic policy, help problem-solve academic concerns, and make appropriate referrals. 8. Learn university resources such as counseling, disabilities resources, student care and outreach and career center in order to make appropriate referrals to complement the advising process. 9. Willingness to serve on various campus committees and share information with the advising unit. 10. Other duties as assigned.
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered environment for engaged, experiential learning, with an emphasis on strong personal relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon students are ambitious, creative and determined problem-solvers who are passionate about making the world a better place. Elon's 6,045 undergraduate and 746 graduate students come from 49 states and 58 other countries. Elon sends more undergraduate students to study abroad than any other master's-level university in the nation and the core curriculum includes a strong global focus. More than 425 full-time faculty members teach in six academic units: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law. Elon's four-year graduation rate of 78 percent ranks in the top 10 percent of U.S. private universities. The student-faculty ratio is 12-1, and the average class size is 20. The university's 636-acre residential campus is consistently recognized as one of the nation's finest environments for learning. In the 2018
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered environment for experiential learning, with an emphasis on strong personal relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon students are ambitious, curious and compassionate, inspired to be big thinkers and creative problem-solvers.
Elon’s rigorous curriculum is grounded in the arts and sciences and complemented by nationally accredited professional programs. The 446 full-time faculty members teach in more than 60 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs. Elon’s four-year graduation rate of 79 percent ranks in the top six percent in the nation.
Elon’s 6,277 undergraduate and 811 graduate students come from 48 states and 47 other countries. About 24 percent are from North Carolina, with strong enrollment numbers from the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and other states across the country.
Elon is ranked among the top-100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a #2 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and #11 for innovation. Elon is the only university in the nation recognized by U.S. News for excellence in all eight academic programs “Focused on Stud...ent Success.” Included are #1 rankings for study abroad and learning communities and #2 rankings for first-year experiences and service learning.
Global engagement is central to Elon’s experience and 78 percent of students have at least one international study experience, often combined with internships, research or service. Elon is among the nation’s top universities for producing Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. In addition, Elon’s Study USA program includes opportunities to study in Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, D.C., Hawaii, Alaska and other locations.
The university includes Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law, which is located on a campus in downtown Greensboro, N.C.