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The College of Arts & Sciences is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual with a commitment to liberal arts education to provide comprehensive academic advising to undergraduate students. The largest undergraduate program at Washington University, the College of Arts & Sciences contains approximately 4,400 degree seeking undergraduate students. Student Academic Affairs, housed within the College Office, comprises four central functional areas: four-year advising and the first-year experience; student progress and academic success; academic policies and administration; and postgraduate and preprofessional planning. The academic advisor will contribute to advising programs across these functional areas, including four-year advising as well as progress counseling, preprofessional advising, fellowship advising, and skills coaching. Will also assist in the execution of programs and events that enhance the academic mission of the College of Arts & Sciences and guide students from first year through graduation.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serve as a four-year academic advisor for approximately 45 undergraduate students in each class (180 advisees).
Provide academic advising to support student retention and graduation initiatives.
Interpret and explain university policies, procedures, and curriculum to students, faculty, staff, and administration.
Identify and help resolve obstacles impeding the academic success of students.
Analyze students’ academic and personal issues or concerns and provide referral or intervention services.
Support students in developing a required academic plan to meet graduation requirements.
Coordinate mentoring or specific programming for students within various academic programs.
Guide students through college and university level administrative processes.
Liaise with Arts & Sciences departments and programs to ensure a holistic student academic experience.
Work with campus partners to ensure holistic support and tracking of student progress.
Maintain appropriate student records and documents student interactions.
Serve as an academic advisor across areas of the College Office.
Advise undergraduate students in areas of the College Office, for example as a progress counselor, preprofessional (pre-health, pre-grad, prelaw) advisor, fellowship advisor, skills coach, and post-baccalaureate premedical advisor.
Assist in the coordination and execution of assigned program(s).
Assist in the coordination, execution, and maintenance of assigned program(s) at the direction of the program manager or functional lead.
Serve as a project contact person.
Assist in the production of a variety of documents, reports, proposals or literature.
Execute daily tasks and track progress of program.
Collaborate in the design of program goals, including development and implementation.
Provide guidance or direction to student workers.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Support the College Office with additional programming and mission critical priorities.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree and three years relevant experience in student advising, admissions, and/or similar work.
Knowledge of liberal arts curricula and of concepts, practices, and procedures related to undergraduate education.
Experience advising students in an educational or academic setting.
A strong commitment to cultivating relationships with students in the context of a learning environment and to delivering excellent student academic affairs.
Proven interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal. Audiences should include students, faculty, staff, and stakeholders.
Sound judgement and high level of maturity, including ability to handle confidential information responsibly in sensitive situations involving students.
Ability to project genuineness and warmth as a service-oriented communicator.
Ability to thrive in a position that requires independent judgement and to step in as a reliable team member on various collaborative projects as needed.
Ability to anticipate student needs and act to address them.
High degree of self-motivation, organization, accuracy, and productivity with an ability to manage time, meet deadlines, and follow-through on projects in a timely manner with varying degrees of pressure.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Dean College Arts & Sciences. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Workstation in office setting.
Must be able to move to various campus locations, set up tables and materials, and lift boxes of program supplies.
The hiring range for this position is $44,987 - $57,369 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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