Professional Advisor

Lindenwood University
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Dec 3, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Counseling, Disabled Student Services, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Title: Professional Advisor

Division: Academic Affairs

Evaluation Group: Staff

FLSA Status: Exempt

Starting Salary: $ 35,777.00 +

Reports To: Director, Academic Advising

Positions Supervised: N/A

Job Summary

The professional advisor is responsible for advising students in the specifics of a Lindenwood University degree, as well as providing advice on career options and continued educational studies.

Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This job description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Job Responsibilities and Execution
  • Assists students in their growth and development by constructing applicable educational plans consistent with their abilities and interests
  • Arranges schedules and recommends courses for students
  • Determines, based upon prerequisites and degree program requirements, the adequacy of students’ academic progression
  • Maintains knowledge of university policies and how student issues may affect their standing; conveys to students the implications of known performance deficiencies
  • Conducts student appointments to plan for the coming semester and to review/revise long-range academic program schedules
  • Directs students towards self-help tools and services
  • Monitors student schedules and keeps appropriate personnel informed of progress within planned program
  • Provides mentoring and direction on career options, graduate school or general university questions and issues
  • Refers students to institutional resources when academic, behavioral, attendance or other personal problems require intervention
Service Excellence
  • Supports the mission of the university and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence
  • Models, supports and holds others accountable to the university’s values – integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity and teamwork
  • Proactively contacts and is available for student advisees on a regular basis
Communication, Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Assists in the training/orientation of faculty regarding student advising duties and procedures
  • Consults regularly with faculty throughout students’ program progression
  • Interprets and provides rationale for institutional policies, procedures and requirements
Job may require other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications – An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Prior advising and/or higher education experience preferred
  • Completion of vaccination status survey and proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of hire.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform this job competently.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to effectively preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • Ability to quickly form rapport with both students and co-workers
  • Knowledge of student advising processes and applicable course catalogs
  • Computer literacy and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of and/or willingness to learn and use process improvement methodologies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions.
  • General office setting
  • Occasional evening and weekend work possible
  • Occasional travel between St. Charles and extension sites
Physical Abilities – The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • Ability to work effectively at a computer for up to eight hours daily
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function
Equal Opportunity Employer

Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.

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