The Student Academic Advisor is a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure track appointment in the Department of Architecture in the College of Arts + Architecture (CoA+A), UNC-Charlotte. The Academic Advisor is responsible for providing a range of services to prospective and admitted students that includes academic advising, advising-related teaching/training, coordination of a department-wide system for advising methods and procedures, recruitment, admissions, planning and staffing events, and summer orientation.
The position reports directly to the Director of the School of Architecture and works in close day-today collaboration with the Associate Director, full-time Architecture faculty, and the CoA+A Director of Academic Advising and Assessment. The position also serves as School liaison to the UNC Charlotte Office of Admissions, Office of the Registrar, Office of Academic Affairs, and the Graduate School, among others.
The Academic Advisor will also participate on the College's Academic Advising team. The primary purpose of the College of Arts + Architecture Advising Team is to provide academic advising using a developmental model. Using this approach, Academic Advisors in the CoA+A work with students so that they develop the knowledge, skills, and personal accountability needed to explore their academic and co-curricular options, evaluate and track their own progress toward graduation, access support and enrichment services, and understand and follow university policies and timelines. Members of the CoA+A Team also participate in campus-wide opportunities for professional development, training, and collaboration with others in the UNC Charlotte advising community.
Minimum Experience / Education:
The position requires a minimum of a Masters degree. It is strongly preferred that either the undergraduate or graduate degree be in a deisgn or architecture discipline. The other degree may be in education or student personnel-related field. Professional academic advising-related experience in a University or College setting is required. Teaching and/or instructional training experience is preferred.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
Essential qualifications and background include strong (oral and written) communication skills and successful meeting/facilitation capabilities. Technical skills required include the following: demonstrated ability using BANNER System to access and update full student records; use of database programs such as FileMaker for data management, analysis, and the display of results; experience with Microsoft Office Suite programs (including Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point); the ability to create and forward materials for publication on the SoA website. Familiarity with advising and/or assessment software is desirable.
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.