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Academic Counselor

Employer
Woodbury University
Location
Burbank, California
Salary
Benefits-health and life insurance, tax deferred annuity plan, annual vacation, sick, paid holidays.
Posted Date
Aug 30, 2022
Website
https://recruiting.ultipro.com/WOO1008WBURY/JobBoard/c85e7610-e7f7-410f-85c6-c530dd8194e2/Opportunity/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=82d9aad9-26e9-4b49-b219-d8d0cd4787e7

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs the Academic Counselor is responsible for supporting the academic wellness of new and continuing students. Academic Counselors provide students with accurate and current information about academic programs and campus policies, make referrals to supportive services and offices on campus in order achieve student success.

 

Responsibilities                                                                                        Estimated % of Time

  • Coordinate activities associated with Academic Counseling           50%
  1. Recruitment, train, and supervise Academic Peer Mentors (APMs)
  2. Effectively utilize an early alert system to monitor and provide information to help students overcome obstacles to achieving academic goals.
  3. Support Academic Affairs with management of SOAR activities which includes professional advising and Placement Exams.
  • Academic Counselor and Academic Support Activities                  45%
  1. Serves as academic counselor for academically at risk students.
  2. Prepares reports for non-registered students and implements retention plan
  • Other duties as assigned by Assistant VP Academic Affairs            5%

This position is designated as Campus Security Authority (CSA) based on the job functions:

  • Campus Security Authority(CSA) is an individual, who by virtue of their university responsibilities and under the Clery Act, is designated to receive and report criminal incidents to the Department of Public Safety so that they may be included and published in the university's Annual Security

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  •  Master’s degree in education, counseling, student development/student affairs, or appropriate major field or a bachelor’s degree with extensive experience working in academic support services.
  •  Experience with undergraduate students, especially with incoming freshmen and transfer students.
  •  Knowledge of higher education curricula and willingness to keep current with trends in higher education and all University academic programs.
  •  Excellent oral and written communication skills, including computer literacy with knowledge of word-processing and spreadsheets.
  •  Availability for evenings and weekends. 

Physical Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Close vision, hearing/listening, and clear speech.  
  • Manual hand/fingers dexterity. 
  • Walking, lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds.  
  • Ability to utilize office equipment such as computers and copiers  
  • Combination of sedentary work, kneeling, stooping, bending, sitting, squatting, standing, etc.  
  • Works with/around and has verbal and face-to-face contact with others.  
  • Works indoors in an office environment majority of the time.   
  • Simple to complex reading, writing, clerical, and math ability.

Application: Review of applications will begin Immediately and remain open until filled. 

All application materials must be submitted through the Woodbury University Job Board. Email applications and submissions on third party platforms will not be considered.  Submissions must include:

  • Current resume/CV which lists educational and employment history.
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for at least three references

About Woodbury University

Located in Southern California at the global epicenter of creativity and influence, Woodbury University earns its reputation as a leading creative university thanks to nationally ranked programs in its School of Architecture and School of Media, Culture & Design. What makes the university unique is the array of unparalleled academic offerings in its School of Business and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The university has been named a College of Distinction for 7 years running and has earned NASAD (MCD, architecture), AACSB (business), WSCUC, ACBSP (business), CIDA (architecture), and NAAB (architecture) accreditations. With an 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students learn from one of the most professionally accomplished faculties in the world, intern and work at the most innovative companies in the world, and go on to build careers that others only dream of. Please follow the link to learn more about Woodbury University: https://woodbury.edu/about/about-woodbury/facts-and-figures/

 

Woodbury University is dedicated to celebrating diversity and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  Woodbury University is an EEO/AA institution committed to multicultural diversity in its peoples and programs. All employment decisions for all job classifications will be made on the basis of such factors as education, character, ability, skill and training, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political orientation, disability, veteran status, marital status, parental status, genetic information, membership or non-membership in any lawful organization, or any other protected status.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

 

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

 

Company

With 26 practice-based, fully-accredited professional and liberal arts undergraduate and graduate majors, Woodbury is a non-profit institution dedicated to the student experience.

Mission

Woodbury University transforms students into innovative professionals who will contribute responsibly to the global community. We achieve academic excellence by focusing on purposeful student engagement, establishing external partnerships and ensuring that all our processes, services and environment enrich the student experience.

Vision

Woodbury University cultivates a personal, interactive learning environment that focuses on innovative, practice-based professional and liberal arts education. We add distinct value with our focus on faculty-student interaction and support for student development and achievement. We focus on our Core Values and Strategic Principles to enable the success of our students, employers who hire our graduates, and the community at large.

Core Values

Excellence | Driven by standards of excellence in teaching, services, student well-being, community safety and sustainable practice
Ethics | Setting the highest standards of academic and professional behavior to encourage social responsibility
Aspiration | Pursuing ever higher levels of competitiveness, distinctiveness and service learning
Community | Building a culture that values diversity, open communication, collaboration and engagement

Diversity

Woodbury University creates an inclusive climate because we know that the richness of different experiences and perspectives is intrinsically valuable and vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating a vibrant academic community.

We are committed to building a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness because this is an essential part of an experience-centered education.

We act on these values by pursuing individuals who themselves embody the experiences and perspectives of our different communities and have an understanding and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies.

We seek to create a campus culture with this wide range of perspectives and experiences by recruiting and encouraging diverse candidates to apply as students, staff and faculty, including people of any race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, disability, religion or military status.

Strategic Principles

Civic Engagement | Achieving civic fulfillment through the process of giving back

Entrepreneurship | Fostering a culture of creativity, innovation and opportunity

Design Thinking | Developing the ability, desire and confidence to imagine new ideas to create impact and make a difference

Transdisciplinarity | Harnessing the creative power of multiple disciplines and communities that broaden perspectives across academic boundaries

Sustainability

Woodbury University wants to equip students, faculty and staff with theoretical and practical knowledge that addresses sustainability issues in their disciplines, careers, community relationships and daily lives.

Many changes within the environment have critically affected our way of life. From water shortages to pollution and climate change, our planet has become stressed, yet our relationship to our surroundings is detached. Acknowledging these environmental, social and economic issues, Woodbury's goal is to create and nurture sustainable campus life. At Woodbury, sustainability is regarded as a subject of study and is implemented in every sector of the institution.

Woodbury encourages continued learning about sustainability through coursework, research and the experiences of life on campus. Sustainable Woodbury prompts our community to explore our future, our current status and our past and challenges us to examine our natural and built environments, campus life, curriculum, co-curricular learning opportunities and stewardship of resources in the spirit of shared and just decision making.

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