Academic Advisor: Southeast Region Webster University
Position Number: S0816
Job Description Summary: This is a regional academic advising position that will serve the Southeastern Military campuses as well as online students. This advisor may be physically located at either Fort Bragg, Fort Gordon, Shaw Air Force Base, Hunter Army Airfield, or one of our other southeastern campuses. This position does also have the option to be physically located in the Advising Center in St. Louis.
Academic Advisors provide high quality academic advising to Webster University students, both online and in person. Advisors assist students in the creation of educational plans that promote student success, align with the student's academic and career goals, and follow academic curriculum requirements. Advisors are expected to understand, interpret, and communicate academic policy and procedure, to both students, and colleagues across the institution. Proactive advising approaches focused on student retention and completion are integral and advisors may engage in intrusive advising and continuous follow-up to at-risk students. By building relationships with academic units and other academic/student development partners, advisors can guide and refer students to appropriate resources. Advisors obtain and share knowledge across multiple disciplines. Advisors are responsible to their students, their institution, their professional practice, for involving others, to higher education, and to themselves. The mission of Academic Advising at Webster University is to empower students to achieve their academic and professional goals while providing comprehensive advising tools and resources to the global Webster University community.
Minimum Qualifications Masters degree in higher education, student affairs, counseling, education, or other relevant field Experience in higher education, preferably advising, student affairs, or teaching Excellent use of modern/current technology Strong interpersonal and relational skills Skills in problem solving Ability to learn and disseminate detailed information
Essential Duties Essential Duties and Responsibilities* Develop broad skills that apply to all Webster University programs, as this advising position will be assigned to a geographic region, supporting students at our military campuses as well as online. Assist students in developing educational plans that are consistent with academic and professional goals of student Provide students with accurate information about academic progression and degree requirements Teach advisees skills and knowledge to promote student retention and success Assist students in overcoming educational concerns Help students access campus resources that will increase academic success Refer students to appropriate campus resources Evaluate student progress Evaluate and determine the transfer of credits Review, collect, and utilize data about student academic and educational needs, performance, retention, completion, and concerns Acquire and share knowledge across multiple academic disciplines Understand, interpret, and communicate academic policy and procedure Collaborate with faculty and other service units across campus Orient new students to the university Engage in career advising
Secondary Duties and Responsibilities* Participate in events and recruitment activities Serve on university committees Utilize a variety of technology systems to assist in delivering advising and retention. Given the broad geographic area this advisor will serve, must be comfortable using video conferencing technology and working with colleagues who may be located across the US Serve as a resource for other advisors, faculty, and university colleagues Contribute to the vision of Webster University and Academic Advising Understand and attention to student development and relevant theories Engage in appropriate professional development activities Demonstrate respect for all individuals
Webster University is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to maintaining a culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff of the highest caliber. Accordingly, Webster University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ethnicity, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
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With its home campus in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Webster University comprises an action-oriented global network of faculty, staff, students and alumni who forge powerful bonds with each other and with their communities around the globe. Founded in 1915, Webster is a private non-profit university with students studying at campus locations in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa and in a robust learning environment online. The university is committed to ensuring high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.