College of Education - Academic Advisor
To assist students in the development and accomplishment of meaningful education plans. To advise students concerning their scholastic programs, academic progress and career opportunities. To provide information on and refer students to University resources that can help individuals meet their academic goals. To assist faculty by providing information regarding College and University policies.
- Advise students on a variety of academic issues that impact degree program requirements; design a program of study; selection of an emphasis area; discuss scholastic and probationary problems, and College of Education, UMSL and Department policies and procedures.
- Understand and effectively articulate state-mandated teacher certification requirements.
- Assist students with personal and professional concerns. Provide general campus information. Refer students to appropriate campus resources.
- Assist faculty by providing information regarding College and UMSL policies and deadlines.
- Assist faculty in communicating program changes.
- Track and monitor students’ progress by using established databases. Monitor and update student academic records to ensure that degree audits are accurate and professional certification requirements have been satisfied. Prepare and monitor graduation lists.
- Evaluate student progress to determine probationary and scholastic concerns and report to appropriate personnel. Monitor progress of students with grade deficiencies. Assist in communicating program changes to appropriate individuals and groups.
- Maintain liaison with advisors in other colleges and UMSL to coordinate activities and promote good relations.
- Contact prospective students and attend recruitment and retention functions; understand and resolve student retention issues.
- Assist with planning, conduct and presentation of new and prospective student orientations. May be either individual or group presentations.
- Support the work of the Student Services Specialist.
- Support and collaborate with student workers and interns as they train to understand the academic programs and certification requirements.
- Support advising colleagues to learn degree programs and certification requirements.
- Answer incoming phone calls routed from the main office to schedule advising appointments, respond to recruitment inquiries and questions regarding academic programs and advising.
- Attend evening and weekend recruitment and advising events, etc.
- Required to work one evening hour per week.
- Adaptability and flexibility is critical to the mission of the advising office.
- Student service orientation is critical to the success of the advising office.
- Understand and support the mission of the advising office.
- All other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree in a related field is required.
- One year of experience in academic advising, counseling, teaching, admissions or related area is required.
- Master's degree
- Prior work experience in higher education
- Prior work experience in student services
- Prior work experience in education
$2,933.33 per month
February 22, 2017
Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).
For questions about how applicants apply, please call (314) 516-5381, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please call 1-855-524-0002 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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