Job Family: Administrative Professional - OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
The incumbent provides academic advisement for prospective and current graduate students within the School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering (MME) and coordinates academic programs related to the recruitment process. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, performing advanced-level advising in the areas of academic planning for graduate students in MME; interpretation of degree, department, school, college, and university requirements; career explorations and other related matters; maintain student records for all MME graduate students; provide assistance in developing unit policies, procedures, and methodologies; provide administrative support to the Associate Director for Graduate Studies, collaborating with that person regarding policy decisions and assisting with data acquisition and analysis; coordinate and manage the MME Graduate Seminar series; and coordinate space allocation with the MME Space Committee chair.
Position may develop and/or oversee the development of, and participate in, student workshops, professional development/training/mentoring, and student recruitment activities; coordinate processes including certification, transfer credit evaluation, student success programs, etc.
Bachelor's degree and two (2) years of full-time academic advising experience at a college or university or related education/experience. A Master's degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional work experience. Any combination of relevant education and professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Demonstrated excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office including Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and positively in a diverse team environment and a diverse student population.
Demonstrated computer software skills, including the ability to use office software such as databases, spreadsheets, and word processing.
Demonstrated ability to prioritize job tasks effectively.
Experience conducting presentations.
Demonstrated public speaking skills/experience.
Demonstrated skills in leadership
Master's degree in related field.
Experience providing student services in a higher education institution.
Experience working with diverse faculty, students and staff.
Understanding of and ability to apply WSU policies and procedures as related to student records and undergraduate program requirements.
Knowledge of curriculum management practices, processes and policies.
Experience working with and maintaining student records
Familiarity with Washington State University academic rules and regulations.
March 29, 2021, and will continue until position has been filled.
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references in the application.
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Time Type: Full time
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