Join the dynamic team in the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center (Explore Center) to provide comprehensive academic advising services to Undeclared, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Health, and Pre-Law students. Provide academic and/or social support for first generation, low-income, and/or racially minoritized college students. Advise students transitioning between majors. Utilize excellent interpersonal communication and relational skills to help students explore and identify interests, skills, and abilities. Engage in collaborative advising conversations with students and share developmentally appropriate advice in regards to academic/course planning, extracurricular involvement/exploration, and professional preparation. Identify and provide support for students struggling academically and/or personally and make appropriate referrals to support resources.
Be able to understand how cultural context, differences, and institutional/social barriers influence the student experience in order to apply inclusive advising strategies for all students. Maintain a thorough knowledge of complex academic program requirements and academic policy information. Collaborate with the Explore Center team and other campus offices to engage in best practices and to develop programming to aid student retention and success efforts. Communicate with parents and/or professional contacts from outside the University and with faculty/staff in other University offices. Develop and deliver presentations to various sized audiences, which may include students, faculty, staff, and/or parents. Utilize various student information systems to assess student progress and record contacts in digital notes systems.
Occasional evening and weekend advising required. Assist with the smooth operation of the Explore Center.
Bachelor’s degree plus two (2) years demonstrated experience working with students in 1:1 or group advising settings; Master’s degree may substitute for two (2) years of experience. Experience must demonstrate an ability to learn and stay current on complex academic requirements, policies, and procedures. Demonstrated experience working with diverse student populations in order to apply inclusive advising strategies. Must have excellent interpersonal, communication, organization, and time management skills. Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to work in a collaborative, team environment. Demonstrated competency with common office software programs and ability to use a variety of technology platforms.
Master’s degree in higher education administration, college student personnel, counseling or related field preferred. Demonstrated advising and/or counseling skills desirable. Experience using student information systems and technology platforms helpful. Demonstrated ability to develop and/or deliver programs preferred. Demonstrated ability to research, implement, and share advising-related best practices for the College, University, and advising community on student development topics preferred.