Advisors help students to select proper courses, to choose careers and appropriate majors, to understand university academic policies and procedures, and to cope with the transition to college. The Center also provides a Learning Contract course for at-risk students. Additionally, the Center serves as a campus resource for general academic information. Under general direction, academic advisors are responsible for assisting with the university-wide development of a relationship-based model of academic advising in support of the educational success of the undergraduate student. Along with university colleagues in other units, advisors work to increase the yield and quality of the entering student, decrease time to graduation, and advance rates of completion. Academic advisors contribute to these efforts through their comprehensive knowledge of the academic and support programs of the University and a thorough understanding of student development theories in practice.
Minimum of a Master's Degree in Education, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or a related field.
Knowledge of counseling techniques, including career counseling is preferred. Strong communication skills, written and oral, are essential. Experience with Microsoft Office preferred, knowledge of Banner preferred. Additional computer skills helpful.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
To be considered, you must apply online. Please include a cover letter, resume, and a list of professional references to complete the application process. For questions or additional information, please contact Mary Fischer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.