Advising Assistant

Employer
Florida Gulf Coast University
Location
Florida, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 19, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Part Time


Job Summary

The Advising Assistant supports various University Advising Services units by advising students concerning their academic plans and progress, academic schedule, choice of major, and other academic activities and career goals, to assist the students in making decisions concerning personal educational goals leading to graduation.

Job Description

Essential Duties:
  • Provides commitment to providing guidance in academic and personal development in a collaborative and mentoring environment.
  • Fosters interactions with students in a supportive atmosphere where students will achieve self-sufficiency while implementing their educational goals to reach degree completion.
  • Provides one-on-one, individualized advising and group advising to students within the units of University Advising Services.
  • Assist students in developing an education plan for timely graduation.
  • Selects appropriate courses for upcoming terms.
  • Reviews program requirements and prerequisites.
  • Assists students in understanding FGCU advising technology (Degree Works).
  • Educates and guides student on how to find FGCU technology (Gulfline, Canvas, Eagle Mail, and other resources).
  • Reviews student academic and career goals alignment.
  • Assists students in understanding academic policies and procedures (grade forgiveness, withdrawal deadlines, repeat rules, and other policies).
  • Prepares individual student materials for Eagle View Orientation.
  • Provides advising support for Eagle View Orientation.
  • Discusses extracurricular activities that foster personal development.
  • Informs students about campus resources.
  • Refers to other departments on campus for resources and/or work with student’s success network members to foster assistance in degree completion.
Other duties as assigned.

Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline from an accredited institution.
  • Post-graduate professional experience working in an academic advising environment, or closely related area in higher education.
  • Experience operating a personal computer and proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline from an accredited institution.
  • Experience delivering student programming (such as workshops and orientation).
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of theoretical models of college student development and students in transition.
  • Knowledge of advising theory and models of development advising.
  • Knowledge of state statutes and rules of higher education within the state of Florida.
  • Possesses Interpersonal skills.
  • Skilled in teaching or ability to present material to audience.
  • Coordination, planning, and organization skills.
  • Skill and ability to provide attention to detail.
  • Effective problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills, particularly with diverse populations.
  • Ability to build positive rapport with a variety of constituents.
  • Ability to learn and use academic advising-related technology, such as Microsoft Office, Banner, Degree Works, Appointment Manager, and Florida Shines.
  • Ability to learn easily and disseminate detailed information.
  • Ability to learn easily and disseminate detailed information.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with others or in teams.
  • Ability to work with complex systems in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptive in a changing environment.
  • Ability to thrive in an organization that values the diversity of its student body and workforce and actively promotes equity and inclusion.

FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.

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