The Academic Advisor supports department programs in the College of Fine Arts by providing individual and/or group student advising on academic, career-related issues, programs and curriculum, and assists students in obtaining their desired academic outcome.
1. Provides academic advising services to undergraduate students by conducting individual and group counseling/advising sessions.
2. Provides specialized orientation programming for first-year/transfer students in the College of Fine Arts.
3. Determines nature of student’s situation by responding to inquiries, interviewing students, and auditing student records.
4. Recommends a course of action by advising students on progress toward degree completion; ensuring requirements are met; providing alternate strategies for “at risk” students and monitoring progress.
5. Monitors planned actions by periodic follow up; receiving, processing and maintaining required documents; maintaining databases; providing reports; and analyzing information.
6. Supports academic programs by providing study skills techniques, time management and related academic information to students; evaluating students’ academic abilities and skills; assisting students in developing academic plans.
7. Developing materials to enhance programs and services.
8. Coordinates advising functions by serving as a liaison between students’ faculty mentor(s), academic department and other campus services.
9. Serves as liaison for school and academic departments by interpreting academic policies and procedures and curriculum issues.
10. Performs other related duties as assigned.
• Bachelor’s degree.
• 2 years’ experience in advising/counseling students in higher education or related field, including identifying students struggling academically, or equivalent experience.
• Master’s degree in higher education or a fine-arts related field.
• Experience in one or more of the following College of Fine Arts disciplines: art, graphic design, interior design, dance, fashion merchandising, music or theater.
• Knowledge to teach study skills and time management techniques.
• Knowledge of curriculum and degree requirements.
• Knowledge of university programs.
• Knowledge of customer service techniques.
• Knowledge to establish and maintain databases.
• Skill in the use of Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel and Outlook.
• Skill in the use of PeopleSoft or equivalent data records systems.
• Skill in effective written and verbal communications.
• Ability to interact with students.
• Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.
• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
• Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
• Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
• Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
• Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.
• Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
• This role is an on campus, in-person position.
• There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
• The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.
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