Guilford Guide

Guilford College
North Carolina, United States
$38,583.00 - $61,733.00
May 11, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Title: Guilford Guide

Status: Full-time, 12-month position                                  FLSA: Exempt

Department:   Academic Affairs             Salary Grade: 7  

CUPA Position Match: Academic Advisor (#401130)

Salary Range: $38,583 - $61,733 (depending on qualifications)




As a Guilford Guide, you will be joining an innovative group of professional advisors in the Guided Discovery program. An integrated and holistic academic, career, and wellness advising office, Guided Discovery supports students throughout their college career.  This developing, team-based advising program connects all students with faculty, staff, alumni, campus resources, and community partners. Guilford Guides play a vital role in ensuring that every student benefits from expert mentorship to navigate the challenges and opportunities they encounter on their path toward personal discovery and achievement.  This position offers a unique chance to be part of an emerging program and team, and to co-design an innovative approach to student success in the context of a vibrant and dedicated liberal arts environment. 


Guilford Guides are central to The Guilford Edge, a college-wide initiative which includes major curriculum revisions and an innovative calendar being implemented in Fall 2019. The Guilford Edge connects four points of emphasis: team-based advising/coaching, collaborative learning, community-oriented vibrant campus life, and ethical leadership. The Guilford Edge provides distinctive advantages in preparing Guilford graduates to adapt to and thrive in leading a world of change.  Named one of the Colleges That Change Lives, Guilford College supports a variety of learning styles and differences. Rooted in Quaker tradition, we value and promote a diverse array of student passions and interests, including activism for trans rights, a robust and thriving undergraduate research program, and a sizeable population of student-athletes.  


Primary Responsibilities of Guilford Guides:


    Engage in exploratory conversations with students identifying interests, assessing strengths, and setting aspirations in order to offer guidance regarding academic planning and pursuit of career goals Help students develop and maintain a networking team  Teach courses related to first-year transition-to-college, academic success, or career planning Collaborate with faculty, staff, and campus support service offices to advocate for students’ needs
    Stay abreast of changing institutional information including admission requirements, new programs, curriculum, deadlines, important dates, and costs in college-wide initiatives. Train and mentor Student Peer Leaders Within Guided Discovery, integrated Academic or Career advising supports assigned advisees and all Guilford students.
      Academic Advising includes as a primary academic advisor to a cohort of students for their first two years within a grouping of majors (“Pathways”); maintain a working knowledge of academic requirements within the Pathway; advise for registration; review and interpret degree audits, transcripts, placement, etc.; develop materials for individual and team advising sessions; intervene with academically struggling students Career Advising includes developing and delivering exploratory and career-focused programming/workshops/classes; offer career advising services for all students including resume editing, cover letter composition, internship searches, job searches, interview preparation, graduate school preparation and professional social media editing; research career-specific opportunities for the designated pathway majors/minors  



    Understanding of and commitment to collaboration as central to a vibrant, interdisciplinary teaching and learning in a liberal arts environment that prepares students for a fulfilling and successful life Interest in pioneering support systems and building a culture of comprehensive, integrated academic and career advising  Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, community partners and others from a variety of different backgrounds, experiences, and abilities and to provide culturally responsive leadership and advising Ability to relate to undergraduate students so they feel comfortable in seeking advice Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively and to maintain confidentiality Demonstrated excellence in planning and organizing work; keeping adequate records and effectively communicating results; coordinating with others to complete tasks in a timely manner; and bringing work flows to a successful conclusion Knowledge of student development theories and familiarity with current advising trends/best practices Knowledge of career development best practices, trends, and values/strengths based assessment tools Demonstrable proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Google email and web applications; knowledge of Banner, EAB/Navigate or similar student database software preferred Familiarity and skill with online recruiting programs a plus International and multicultural experience preferred 






    Minimum of a Master’s Degree in a related field required.




    Required  professional experience in higher education or related field (preferred 2-3 years), e.g. teaching, academic affairs, counseling, career development.

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