65% College Academic Advisor for an Assigned Caseload of Advisees
Utilizing a holistic advising model, guide, challenge, and support students in becoming self-reliant and in learning to make important reflective decisions about academic, personal, and career aspirations.
Influence student retention and degree progress through relationship development and establishment of trust through numerous and varying contact strategies across the academic lifespan; including orientation, one-on-one appointments, workshops, drop-in advising and email.
Employ analytical reviews of student progress reports at key academic markers, such as probation, degree application, or major declaration, to determine appropriate next steps for student success.
Utilize and build relationships and networks that make a large university manageable and navigable for all students to ensure a student’s ability to make sufficient progress.
Develop and integrate into advising a comprehensive understanding of how careers services and student engagement are integral to the undergraduate student experience.
Coach students on making registration choices that promote timely and realistic degree progress.
Use independent judgment and problem solving skills to assist individual students in navigating their undergraduate experience.
25% Program Development and Management
Serve as lead advisor for select student services initiatives and programs, such as orientation, registration workshops, curriculum development, scholastic standards, major/career exploration, outreach and other special events.
Serve as a liaison to academic departments within the College.
Identify and resolve enrollment management issues as they arise in terms of course access, availability, and impact on student degree progress.
Develop and initiate advising efforts and programs to engage in proactive outreach and communications to students.
Analyze and summarize data to assess programs and make recommendations for improvement.
Teach one section of the College’s required first year course, CSE 1001.
Attend CSE 1001 training sessions and end of semester retreat, hold weekly office hours and supervise the undergraduate teaching assistant.
5% Professional Development & Service
Serve on Student Services, College and University-wide committees as requested.
Participate in College recruitment, outreach, career services and commencement events.
Participate in professional development events and activities in the unit, College, University, and/or broader community.
Master's degree plus one year of college-level advising or related experience.
Commitment to equal opportunity, access, and diversity factors.
Excellent time management, organizational, and problem solving skills.
Demonstrated ability to build relationships in an education setting with a large and diverse student, staff, and faculty population.
Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize conflicting demands.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Master's degree in higher education and student affairs, college student personnel psychology, counseling, social work, or field related to advising.
Three or more years of college-level academic advising.
Understanding of student development theories and ability to apply on a daily basis.
Familiarity with the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus.
Experience interpreting complex policies and ability to learn and disseminate detailed information.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively and effectively deal with conflict.
Experience working with students in STEM majors.
Training or experience with career development programming.
Experience in an education setting developing, planning, and implementing programming and support activities for a diverse student body.
Demonstrated ability to work flexibly and successfully within a changing environment.
Experience working with the following systems: PeopleSoft, APAS, and A-Plus.
Demonstrated ability to initiate projects and programs and see them through to completion.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.