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Academic Advisor

Washburn University
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Dec 12, 2023

Job Details

Position Title: Academic Advisor

Department: Ctr Student Success and Retention

Advertised Pay: Low to Mid $40,000s, depending on education and experience

Campus Location: Washburn University

The screening committee will review all eligible applications submitted by December 27, 2023

Special Instructions to Applicants:
We are searching for two qualified candidates from this pool.

Position Summary: Washburn University is committed to a model of Intrusive Academic Advising to promote student success. The Academic Advisor advises students concerning an appropriate academic schedule, choice of major, and number of hours that need to be taken. Contact occurs on an individual and/or group basis, or virtually, or by correspondence. The Advisor will advise students based on degree or disciplinary interest, academic pathway, and Unit needs to support student goals.

Essential Functions:
• Meets with current, prospective, transfer, returning, and at-risk (i.e., conditional, probationary) students and/or their parents to provide academic advising relative to their academic program or pathway, holistic student development, course scheduling, and other areas of educational counseling.

• Meets with students who are applying for the Fresh Start program to advise them of necessary procedures and activities to be considered for enrollment at Washburn.

• Serves an active role in the First-Year Experience (FYE) program, advising students as part of a teaching team and promoting opportunities related to the FYE program that support and facilitate student success.

• Teaches one-shot advising sessions and academic workshops, focused on helping students adapt to the college experience and discover academic success at Washburn.

• Develops and delivers advising presentations to students, faculty, and staff to educate and inform them about various programs, policies, and related advising issues.

• Pursues professional development opportunities focused on improving academic advising to enhance knowledge and expand effectiveness as an advisor and member of the CSSR staff.

• Advisors are active members of internal Unit teams, CSSR, and University Committees.

• Effectively uses the Navigate Student Success Software to manage a caseload of students, proactive outreach and follow up on performance concerns, and refer students to appropriate resources.

• Performs additional job-related duties as assigned or as appropriate.

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree.
• Experience working with higher education student personnel or working directly with post-secondary students to promote student success.
• Demonstrated effective interpersonal and communication skills.
• Ability to work successfully independently and effectively in a collaborative, team environment.
• Demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds who may possess a broad range of academic skills and goals.

Physical Requirements:
• Some evenings and/or weekends will require the advisor’s participation.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Master's degree.
• Experience in academic advising and/or academic counseling.
• Bilingual, Spanish.

Full time Exempt Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
Background Check Required


Washburn University

Washburn is a top-notch university in an urban setting where students are becoming their best selves.

Nestled in the heart of Topeka - the capital city with about 127 thousand residents - Washburn offers students from small towns a big-city feel, while providing students from major metropolitan areas a more manageable environment.

Washburn's beautiful campus - on 160 acres - is easy to navigate with state-of-the art facilities. Our Tech campus on Huntoon offers industry-standard programs leading to in-demand jobs. And with our low student/faculty ratio and small classes, you're going to get to know your professors. 

Internally, we're organized into five schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Applied Studies, the Business School, the School of Nursing, the School of Law and the Washburn Institute of Technology (Washburn Tech.)

Our mission is to provide opportunities for our students to realize their full potential; we can't do it without our dedicated faculty and staff. 

Washburn University employs more than one thousand faculty and staff on our campuses throughout Topeka. We strive to offer competitive wages, an excellent benefits program, supportive culture and healthy work/life balance. Washburn seeks to create an environment that reflects our core values: integrity, excellence, inclusion, accountability, respect, collaboration and innovation.

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