Provides quality academic support services to undergraduate students enrolled in the Kogod School of Business. Advises and counsels new, continuing and non-degree students regarding their academic, professional and career goals. Provides guidance on issues that affect academic performance and monitors the academic progress of each assigned student. Participates in on-campus and external activities related to the recruitment, conversion, and retention of new and continuing undergraduate students.
The Academic Advisor reports directly to the Director of Undergraduate Programs along with 2 Assistant Directors, 1 Academic Advisor, and a Senior Administrative Assistant
The position requires a high level of interaction with students, faculty and other campus and external constituencies including Registrar’s Office, International Student Services, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, AU Abroad, Academic Support Center, Counseling Center, Athletic Academic Support Service and Office of Enrollment
Additional position responsibilities include recommending petitions for exceptions to University and AU Core requirements; determining appropriate late actions as they apply to student enrollment and registration; evaluating course equivalency of transfer credits and determining how credits are to be applied to Kogod degree requirements; determining academic actions to be applied to students based on progress toward degree completion, and making recommendations for scholarship and student achievement awards
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
Commensurate with experience
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree with 2-4 years of work experience outside of academia in a corporate environment or a relevant master’s degree with exposure to academic advising, counseling, student development, or other relevant, transferrable professional experience
Strong interpersonal communication and problem solving skills with an appreciation for diversity
Excellent attention to detail with strong ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced, high pressure environment
Demonstrated ability to serve as part of a team and develop productive working relationships with multiple constituencies (students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents)
Familiarity with a university environment including an understanding of the organizational and governance structure of major colleges and universities
Preferred Education and Experience
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Hiring offers contingent upon successful completion of a background check
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