To meet the needs of the expanding role of the advisor in the nursing program including acting as a liaison to faculty, referrals to support services, teaching needs, program development, training of new-hires and the use of developmental advising.
Develops and implements new programs for pre-nursing students with the assistance of the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Services and the Nursing Constituency Council. Current program is focused on the sophomore student and needs to be further developed to include the involvement of counseling, academic help, and any other services needed. The Academic Advisor II will also be involved in the planning and execution of the University Advising Conference. Evaluates policies related to advising and updates the advising syllabus based on changes within the University and the School of Nursing. Reviews the students' comprehension of the syllabus and clarifies any misunderstandings. Collaborates with the School of Nursing faculty members to team teach the first-year experience course. Responsible for gathering information on selected topics in which they will be lecturing, as well as developing content based on the course's outcomes. Identifying students with academic and/or psychosocial problems and contacting faculty members to discuss the problems and possible solutions for the student's success in the pre-nursing and nursing program. Also, attend faculty meetings to inform faculty of services and resources available to their students. Advises students using advanced advisement skills that include: Detailed knowledge of campus resources, identifying common problems among students and implementing preventive measures, ability to assess student's life factors and individualize each advising session, and evaluates student's developmental level and assists with goal setting, decision making, and empowerment. Academic Advisor II's are solely responsible for the development and implementation of an Advisor Training Program. They will act in a leadership role and train academic advisors as well as have input in the hiring process.
Other functions as assigned. Occasional recruiting. Work on independent projects related to improving the database, policies and procedures and other tools used in advising.
Bachelor's degree in related field. 4 years of advising experience (working with college students or adolescents in an academic advising capacity). 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: If some college or college degree, list school name, degree type, major, graduated or not, and hours completed if not graduated. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Master's degree in related field. 6 years experience in a related academic field. Teaching experience. Excellent communication skills. Strong computer skills, including but not limited to MS Office. Experience with PeopleSoft (MyMav) or other university student information management systems.
May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Criminal background check conducted.