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Job ID 1606 Location Ellensburg Full/Part Time Full-Time Regular/Temporary Regular
This position will provide academic advising to all majors in the Department of Music. Academic advising includes assisting students with the audition process, theory placement process, tracking students through the music core, understanding credit transfer policies, the curriculum and making appropriate academic decisions, analyzing and interpreting student's transcripts and placement results, advising students about degree requirements, appropriate academic course loads, and course selection. Participates in new student and transfer orientations, provides support in organizing major advising and registration programs, provides academic advising workshops and collaborates with the CWU Advising Center, Office of Admissions, and special programs such as International, DHC, TriO, CAMP, and Star.
This position will also research, locate, identify and recruit talented students that will support the department's mission and strategic plan. Recruiting activities include attending state and regional recruiting events that focus on music and the fine arts, visiting high schools; attending college nights; visiting community colleges, coordinating entrance auditions, attending off campus auditions, and acting as a liaison between the prospective student and the appropriate faculty.
Advising/Counseling: - Provide professional, developmental academic advising to students, assisting them with the process of pursuing their major, understanding the curriculum and making effective academic progress - Analyzing and interpreting student data and placement results - Advising students about degree and graduation requirements, course articulation, appropriate academic course loads and course selection - Being the first contact with students interested in the CWU music department, tracking student progress through their respective degree programs, and tracking graduates of the program - Providing advising assistance to departments, faculty, administrators and other advisors. May involve outreach to community colleges - Present CWU's philosophy, programs, services, etc. to prospective first year, transfer and non-traditional students and the general public in individual and group settings - Provide general departmental preadmission advising concerning the, academic programs, and student services - Analyzing and interpreting student's transcripts - Tracking student's academic progress - Tracking department graduates job placement and graduate school acceptance - Collaborate with CWU advising center and the Office of Admissions - Teach or co-teach UNIV 101 for music majors
Recruiting: - Develop specialized recruitment materials for Music (College of Arts & Humanities) and coordinating the distribution of these materials - Represent CWU to targeted Music departments within high schools, community colleges, community functions, special events, etc. for the purpose of recruiting students with a focus on Music - Partner with the Admissions Office on recruitment events that focus on the performing arts, such as the NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) Performing and Visual Arts national fairs. - Independently evaluate the academic records and personal histories of admitted students, conduct interviews, and make decisions regarding academic qualifications for admissions to intended major.
- Manage department's social media publicity for the department - Act as a liaison between students and faculty - Collaborate with Alumni Association to track alumni
Bachelor's degree and experience in academic advising and/or recruiting within a college setting; OR any combination of education and experience which clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the job
Excellent interpersonal, written, communication, presentation, and listening skills
Demonstrated ability to work with students, staff and faculty
Demonstrated ability in the use of Word, Excel, email and/or similar software applications to produce written correspondence, create and maintain spreadsheets, and receive and respond to email inquiries, tasks, etc.
Demonstrated ability to work independently to accomplish tasks and projects
Experience working with a large student database system
Background in music or music education
Accountability/Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of own work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines and work schedules.
Judgement: Makes timely, informed decisions. Analyzes options and determines appropriate course of action.
Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and mutual support to achieve goals. Encourages participation and mutual support.
Adaptability/Flexibility: Responds positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapts approach and methods to achieve results; recovers quickly from setbacks and finds alternatives.
Commitment to Diversity: Recognizes the value of diversity and helps create environment that supports and embraces diversity.
Communication: Communicates effectively and appropriately with a wide variety of constituents including faculty, staff, students, and parents.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary: Dependent upon qualifications and experience
Working Conditions: Work is performed in an indoor office setting with frequent in-person interactions. It is essential to be able to remain at a desk/computer work station for prolonged periods of time, perform extensive data entry and other computer-related tasks and create/maintain filing systems for departmental records. Some evening or weekend work and/or occasional travel may be required.
Benefits : CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance, along with vacation and sick leave plans depending on employment classification. For additional information please visit: http://www.cwu.edu/hr/benefits-0
How To Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach:
A detailed cover letter clearly demonstrating how your education and experience: (a) meet the required (and, as applicable, preferred) qualifications, and (b) demonstrate the ability to perform the responsibilities as described by the posting;
Resume including work history, education, training; and
Contact information for three professional references.
Screening Begins: November 1, 2017
**Priority will be given to applications received by the screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-963-1202 if you require technical assistance with the on-line application process.
Conditions of Employment
Prior to employment, final candidate(s) will be required to submit to a background check. All information obtained through background investigations will be strictly confidential and revealed only to those required to have access.
Located in historic Ellensburg, Washington, Central Washington University is a public four-year university. Home to over 10,000 students, Central has a commitment to hands-on learning and discovery, which takes students beyond the limits of the classroom and books. Central prepares students to become well-educated citizens who are ready for high-demand careers in the workforce and offers over 150 ...undergraduate majors as well as graduate studies programs and research. To prepare and enable students to succeed in a global economy, Central partners with over 30 colleges and universities around the world.CWU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer.