Academic Adviser II - College of Arts and Sciences
The University of Akron
The College of Arts and Sciences invite applications for the position of Academic Adviser II. There are three openings available with an anticipated start date of January, 2018.
Provide advising to students in the Buchtel College of Arts & Sciences regarding academic, career, and related matters
Establish and maintain contact with students to monitor academic progress and counsel students in academic difficulty
Act as a liaison between students and various academic and non-academic units
Refer students to appropriate services and departments when necessary
Serve as first point of contact for the college for prospective students and represent the college at recruiting events, on and off campus
Facilitate the registration process for students and perform related administrative and advising duties including new student orientation
Maintain accurate student records while using computers to generate reports and communicate with students
Take on additional responsibilities as necessary
Required Qualifications: Master's degree in an arts and sciences discipline, higher education/college personnel or related area. Experience working with students and others in an educational or agency environment. Excellent communication skills. Ability to demonstrate initiative and work in a team environment. This position requires the ability to work early evening hours.
Preferred Qualifications: Two years of experience in a college advising center, student success center, first year program, or related higher education setting. Understanding of academic policies and procedures, previous experience working with at-risk students, general knowledge of college admissions and financial aid.
The University of Akron is an equal education and employment institution. It is the policy of this institution that there shall be no unlawful discrimination against any individual in employment or in its programs or activities at The University of Akron because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status or status as a veteran. The University is also committed to the principles of affirmative action and acts in accordance with state and federal laws.
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