Reporting to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and working in close partnership with the Academic Program Coordinator, the Academic Advisor will manage the enrollment of students completing the requirements for the undergraduate and graduate degree and diploma programs. Through academic planning and resource connection, the academic advisor supports the student towards the successful completion of their degree program.
Located in the heart of Baltimore's Mount Vernon Cultural District, the Peabody Institute was founded in 1857 as America's first academy of music. Today, through its degree-granting Conservatory and its community-based Preparatory music and dance school, Peabody trains musicians and dancers of every age and at every level. Each year Peabody stages nearly 850 public concerts and performances. Peabody is one of the nine divisions that comprise the Johns Hopkins University.
Essential Job Duties:
Initial Advising and Scheduling
Collect and document benchmark assessments for matriculating students.
Collate and report results to students and to the registrar for course placement, including the specialty placements of Theory Review, Ear-training Review, Music History Review, English as a Second Language, Voice Diction Review, and placement in the undergraduate Humanities Core, both onsite and online.
Participate in initial advising sessions for all entering students.
Manage schedule conflicts and strategize solutions.
Track and report patterns of scheduling obstacles.
Advise all students in the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music Program (ca. 475 students in spring 2017 on academic matters including, registration, course selection, grades, and degree requirements.
Use degree audit as primary academic planning tool and encourage students to access tool for self-service.
Prioritize advising needs and address them accordingly.
Keep detailed records of advising meetings in Starfish.
Manage updated course paths for students who are progressing outside of the normal sequence.
Liaise with faculty and staff about the progress of students.
Make regular reports to a number of stakeholders, including the Student Assistance Coordinating
Committee and the standing faculty committees.
Develop metrics for assessing and measuring successful academic advising for our campus.
Develop systems to collect all information in ways that facilitate regular assessment and improvement of the advising and remediation operation.
Propose policies and procedures with the expectation of collaborative refinement and implementation.
Masters degree from an accredited college/university required. Minimum of three years of experience required. Degree in music or comparable professional experience is strongly preferred for this position.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent computer skills with sound knowledge of MS Office Suite and database management.
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130... years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Baltimore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.