The Academic Adviser position involves a case load of diverse students, with whom they work until the student's graduation. The Adviser meets with students regularly to provide advice on: course selection, choice of major/minor, planning academic program, progress towards meeting graduation requirements, study abroad planning, career planning and preparation. An Adviser also provides students with advice about personal problems, and regularly make referrals to professionals elsewhere in the University. An Adviser participate in office committees and other College initiatives, and serve as liaisons to the academic programs of study. Advisers must be knowledgeable about the curriculum, University policies, multiple systems for tracking student information and University resources for students. Essential Functions and Responsibilities1. Academic Advising, with 35 other staff members in the Dean of Students Office (95%): - Oversee the academic programs of a group of undergraduate students - Monitor students' progress towards completion of their degrees - Help students resolve problems, refer students to campus resources, and be knowledgeable about the curriculum, study abroad programs, internships, campus jobs, student activities, graduate school, and career planning - Understand and interpret University policies and deadlines and be able to access information through various electronic student-systems databases - Monitors students' degree progress and make notes on student conversations. - Employ counseling skills for dealing with troubled students and be able to establish good working relationships with all types of students.2. Participate in the curricular and operation functions as a member of the Dean of Student's Office (5%): - Participate in staff development trainings and weekly meetings - Serve on or chair office committees - Serve as a liaison to one or more academic departments and update staff on developments to majors and minors - Serve as called upon as a liaison to other campus partners - Other projects and tasks as assigned.An academic adviser's appointment is 9.5 months, and spans the regular academic year (early September through mid-June).
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