This position is responsible for guiding students in developing and accomplishing educational plans and for advising students about their scholastic programs and academic progress. Individuals in this title also provide information to students about university resources to enhance academic success and problem solving. Duties include but are not limited to:
Assist with admissions and recruitment processes.
Advise students on a variety of academic decisions and factors, such as: curricula; transfer credits; course selections and substitutions; selection of and changes to major(s) and the impact of changes; scholastic probation, add/drop procedures and deadlines; career preparation, or other non-academic problems.
Refer students to various university departments and resources for assistance as needed.
Track students' course enrollment, evaluate and monitor degree completion progress using established databases and systems, and address course and grade deficiencies with students. Update records. Submit graduation lists to the registrar.
Organize and/or assist with registration activities. Assist with planning and coordinating student programs, such as summer welcome, orientation, convocation and/or related events.
Assist in preparing and updating advising materials, degree sheets, catalogs and related media.
Maintain liaison with personnel and students at other schools and divisions to coordinate activities and promote relationships.
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 1 year of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Bachelor's degree in education, counseling, psychology, communications or in a closely related area from an accredited college or university is preferred, as well as two years' experience in college level admissions work, academic advising, student affairs and student activities programming. Knowledge of and work background in college student development also preferred.
Full Time/Part Time
$35,194 - $43,234
Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.
Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).
If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.
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Founded in 1929 as the University of Kansas City, UMKC has expanded to three campuses, which house 11 different schools and colleges. We are a great university in one of America’s “smartest cities.” Today, UMKC is Kansas City’s 24th-largest employer, with over 3,500 staff and faculty supporting our more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
As a UMKC employee, you’ll belong to an engaged, diverse community. You’ll also enjoy many competitive benefits, including health, dental, life and other insurance plans; a comprehensive retirement program; and significant tuition assistance and reimbursement programs for employees and their qualifying dependents. For more information, visit the Benefits page. With career options in numerous fields, both academic and administrative, UMKC could be just the opportunity you’ve been looking for.