Engages students in decision making processes and promotes appropriate and responsible choices on academic matters such as course selection and degree requirements. Maintains appropriate confidentiality, updates student advising records, and contributes to the development and delivery of academic advising related events and programs. Works to ensure students receive accurate, timely, and holistic advising services in support of promoting student success, retention, and program completion. Strives to create a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive work environment.
5% Receives, processes, and responds to academic inquiries according to established policies and procedures
45% Serves as a main point of contact for students and provides information about educational options and academic requirements; assists with identifying and assessing interests, skills, and values to match appropriate field of study/career options, and refers students to appropriate institutional resources
5% Implements academic advising events such as workshops, panel discussions, and guest speakers
5% Maintains confidentiality and accurate student records and processes and responds to academic inquiries according to established institutional and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) policies
10% Maintains expertise with advised curriculum and may assist in developing and recommending exceptions for policy and curriculum
5% Proactively engages students as needed
5% Participates in the campus-wide advising community providing input to leadership regarding the development of advising, recruitment, and co/curricular programs offered by the school/college
10% Plans, organizes, allocates resources, assesses performance, and leads the operational activities of a function within the advising or academic services portfolio, such as program management and/or curriculum management
5% Assists with the creation/maintenance of university, college, and department-level reports, as well as the creation, maintenance, and/or distribution of print, electronic, and other collateral materials for the majors, including promotional materials
5% Participates in the campus-wide advising community providing, improving, and developing services for students in the areas of recruitment, orientation, advising, registration, and/or co/curricular programs and events
Bachelor's Degree is Required.
Previous experience in academic advising, student services or related field is required.
Undergraduate or graduate education in the biological sciences and/or additional background in student advising, educational or counseling psychology, or another field related to job responsibilities are desirable.
The successful candidate will also demonstrate:
- Excellent interpersonal and listening skills; a commitment to diversity; and a student-focused approach
- Strong organizational and time-management skills, including the ability to problem-solve, multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines; attention to accuracy and detail
- A collegial style, with the ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students at a large research university, as well as prospective students and their families
- Professional written and oral communication skills; ability to organize and communicate complex information effectively
- Familiarity with electronic and internet-based communications, including word processing software, presentation software, etc.
- Experience building cross-campus or comparable relationships is desired