This position is responsible for every aspect of the Department's undergraduate advising and provides administrative support to the Graduate Advisor (a faculty member).
In person advising with approximately 300 undergraduate majors and occasionally students from other departments who wish to obtain a political science minor. This includes degree plan audits, course planning, course selection, registration clearance, graduate program advice and referrals to counseling and mental health services. Plans, develops, implements all policies and programs for Political Science majors (undergraduates); this includes retention efforts such as providing information regarding student support services, academic counseling and tutoring; designing a program to identify and track at-risk students; communicate between faculty and at-risk students regarding academic performance; being point of contact for new and transferring students; sending welcome letters. Facilitates campus-wide coordination across advising units, represents Political Science at University events (i.e., Preview Day, etc) ensuring that the department is well represented and our presence is distinctive, and participates in professional conferences and individual professional development. Graduate Advisor support; this includes completing course directives, compiling data for reports, tracking new applications and current registrations, tracking course registrations, completing clearance process, conducting GMAP and file reviews, managing graduate student listserv and filing. Graduate Teaching Assistant coordination; this includes gathering faculty preference for GTA assistance, tracking hours of GTAs, facilitating makeup exam sessions and coordinating special projects. Coordinates Political Science newsletter; this includes gathering content and helping design the layout, writing advising section, facilitating printing, e-printing and distribution.
Possibility exists to occasionally teach sections of POLS 2311 and/or POLS 2312 as needed. Other functions as assigned.
Bachelor's degree. 4 years of experience in a related field (working with college-level and/or high school students or related experience). Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: college or college degree, list school name, degree type, major, graduate or not, and hours completed if not graduated. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Master's degree or at least 18 hours of graduate coursework in the field. 2 years experience in academic advising and/or related field. Excellent communication skills. Strong computer skills.
May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Lifting and moving Criminal background check conducted.