Location: West Hartford, CT Category: Staff Posted On: Fri Oct 11 2019 Job Description:
This position is a full-time, 12-month position is responsible for the academic advising of specified groups of first and second year students as assigned by the Director of the Academic Advisement Center.
Responsibilities (Include but are not limited to)
Meets individually with his/her assigned students on a regular basis to develop and monitor educational plans and goals.
Provides the student with information about university resources to support him or her academically and personally throughout the first three semesters of the University experience.
Applies best practices in academic advising; assist students in selecting programs of study, aids in identifying internships and experiential learning opportunities, and connects students with people, clubs, and organizations on campus with the goal of increasing student engagement.
Collaborates with other advisors and colleagues across campus to develop and deliver programs supporting student success and retention; use data to assess program effectiveness.
Coordinates updates/revisions of forms and processes as appropriate. Remains current with all academic changes, policies, curriculum and standards.
Monitors the progress of his/her caseload throughout the academic year through the use of the tools available in Jenzabar, my USJ and Academic Alert. Follows up on all issues as they arise.
Provides excellent customer service to students, faculty, staff and members of the community as a representative of the AAC.
Collaborates with the AAC Director and other staff to support the goals of the USJ strategic Plan.
Assists director in the maintenance of data related to enrollment and student retention.
Understands and complies with all FERPA regulations and maintains appropriate confidentiality with regard to all student transactions and records.
Represents the AAC on various campus-wide committees, as assigned by the Director.
Bachelor's degree or higher in counseling, student development, educational administration or a related discipline. Master's degree preferred.
2-3 years related experience preferred.
Experience working with collegiate athletes desired.
Ability to facilitate groups and interact with diverse students in a positive, developmentally appropriate manner.
Strong analytical thinking and written and verbal communication skills.
Able to function independently while operating effectively within a team environment
Cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or employee population
Commitment to the mission of the University of Saint Joseph
Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty & staff and strongly encourages applications from women and people of color.
The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.At University of Saint Joseph, our mission statement profoundly resonates with our faculty and staff and serves as the foundation upon which our employment policy is built.We seek to attract, develop and retain individuals who are committed to our mission. We are committed to providing an environment where diverse talents, perspectives, experiences and contributions are recognized, and one that promotes the "growth of the whole person" with resources that enable employees to meet professional and personal life needs.