Serve as an academic advisor for students in the School of Mechanical Engineering. Duties will include advising current students and meeting with prospective students and families. Guide student in developing a plan of study that meets degree requirements. Communicate and work with the College of Engineering, the Registrar, the Dean of Students and other University Offices to maximize student access and success.
Effective planning, coordination, and supporting a student's academic experience is critical to the success of the student, the faculty, and the department. This position helps guide the Mechanical Engineering (ME) students through the ME program in the manner that best meets his or her needs while satisfying the ME curriculum requirements. Knowledge of the ME undergraduate curriculum, along with effective presentation skills and the ability to effectively communicate one-on-one with undergraduate students. This position also ensures that the department and students execute the appropriate policies and procedures to move the students through the process and maintain the appropriate records.
Master’s degree in an Engineering, Education, Counseling, Technology or related field.
One year of work experience with academic advising, student services, student affairs, career development, counseling, teaching, and/or advising.
Strong oral and written communication.
Excellent customer service skills and professionalism in dealing with external business partners, students, faculty and staff.
Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to influence and build working relationships among a diverse workforce at all levels.
Strong organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail.
Motivated individual with ability to efficiently multi task, work under pressure, handle frequent interruptions and meet deadlines.
Ability to identify and determine problems, analyze information and implement solutions.
Capable of taking initiative, assuming responsibility and handling confidential information with discretion.
Ability to work independently and contribute to a team environment.
Must possess a learning orientation to changing technology.
Basic proficiency in software: Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook (Electronic email/Calendaring).
Master’s degree in Education emphasis in Higher Education or Counseling.
Knowledge of academic advising and/or student services.
Knowledge of programs and majors at Purdue University.
Familiarity with MyPurdue, Banner, COGNOS.
Knowledge of developmental learning theories.
A background check will be required for employment.
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