1.Serve as an academic advisor for undergraduate students assisting them with class selection and curricular planning so that they may complete requirements efficiently and in a manner most appropriate to each individual, while at the same time adhering to any departmental and college policies. Though this person will be primarily assigned students majoring in STEM fields, he/she will be required to advise majors outside STEM as needed.
2.Provide students with introductory information about how to use resources and access policies that may immediately impact their integration into the North Central community (such as the use of Merlin, campus email, the waitlist policy, online catalog etc.).
3.Support departmental/program mentoring initiatives and ensure students are aware of these initiatives.
4.Maintain files containing demographic and academic information about advisees.
2.Coordinate advising activities with the admissions office, the registrar's office, Student Affairs staff, other advisors and departments and programs.
3.Work with the Director of Student Academic Success Programs and other campus members to develop a student success plan for students demonstrating academic difficulty.
4.Serve as a resource for all undergraduate students with general advising questions.
5.Maintain advising records and assist with analysis of advising data.
6.Attend Academic Programs and Policies Committee (APPC) meetings, College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) meetings, and other campus meetings as needed to stay abreast of curriculum and college policy requirements.
7.Work with the Associate Dean for Student Success and the college/school Deans to develop, maintain and disseminate advising planning material, coordinate, publicize and conduct advising workshops, and develop and implement advising assessment plans.
8.Coordinate the use of social media outlets (Twitter, Facebook, TextAim, etc.) to deliver advising information.
9.Serve as a liaison to various offices to establish partnerships across campus in support of initiatives and programs for student success.
10.Participate in professional development workshops and conferences.
A baccalaureate degree, preferably from a liberal arts college or from a college with a strong liberal arts component is required. Graduate work, completion of a post-baccalaureate program, or course work in any of the areas in which this person will advise is highly desirable.
Previous advising experience in a higher education setting is required. Experience advising students majoring in STEM fields is preferred. Experience as a nontraditional student and/or in teaching nontraditional students would be helpful.
The person in this position will provide academic advising assistance to undergraduate students primarily those students majoring in STEM fields. This person will also help coordinate advising initiatives across campus.
North Central College, founded in 1861, is a selective, comprehensive liberal arts institution of 3000 students located 28 miles west of Chicago in Naperville, within walking distance of the Naperville Metra station. For information about the College, please visit the website at https://www.northcentralcollege.edu.