Academic Advisor

Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 24, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Position Title

Academic Advisor

Job Description

The Academic Advisor advises undecided, high risk, new freshmen, undecided transfer students, and other special student populations; serves as a unit liaison for registration days or similar functions.

• Advises undecided, high risk, new freshmen, undecided transfer students, and other special populations;
• Monitors and advises students to ensure satisfactory grades and GPA requirements, students understand academic policies, as well as course planning/registration
• Develops workshops for a variety of student groups; prepares and makes presentations for Registration Days, Griffon Edge and other on –campus groups
• Maintains professional contacts and an awareness of best practices and standards in the advising field; stays current with relevant research
• Stays abreast of changing institutional information including new programs, course changes, important dates, costs, and updates in university-wide initiatives and policies
• Understands the institution’s interpretation of FERPA rules for the release of student information to faculty, parents, students, etc.
• Available to meet with students in person or virtually via Zoom throughout the year, through scheduled 1-on-1 appointments, group advising sessions, or drop-in advising
• Establishes and maintains ongoing contact with students through a variety of communication methods, including telephone, email, Zoom, and social media platforms
• Performs other duties of a similar nature or level
• Advise during new student registration programs
• Document advisement on Goldlink, Schedule Planner, and Griffon GPS
• Serve on campus committees, as needed

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree plus previous experience involving student contact in a student services role

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree in Education, Advising or related field.
• Two years postsecondary education advisement experience.

Physical Demands

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds



Additional Demands

• Incumbents may be subjected to extreme temperatures, intense noises, and travel.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledge of advising theory and best practices in academic advisement
• Challenges of entering freshman and transfer students and effective retention strategies
• Teaching techniques and strategies
• Effective advising techniques with special populations
• Ability to research and write reports
• Strong organizational skills (maintaining accurate files), and (verbal and written) communication skills
• Ability to work collaboratively with campus constituents
• Computer application skills
• Knowledge of Native Banner preferred
• Knowledge of Schedule Planner, Griffon GPS, and Goldlink preferred

Hours of Work

37.5 hours per week
Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

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