Job Positions

995520/Academic Advisor

Categories: Mid South Region 3

Department:

Academic Advising and Retention Ctr

Institution:

Western Kentucky University (WKU)

Date Posted:

Oct 28 2020 10:00PM

Close Date:

Open Until Filled
 

Position Description

Founded in 1906, Western Kentucky University (WKU) is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, an ethnically and racially diverse city of just over 68,000 people, situated approximately 65 miles north of Nashville, TN, and just over 100 miles south of Louisville, KY. More than 50 different languages are spoken in and around Bowling Green and people from 35 nationalities call the area home. Core to our mission, WKU strives to foster a sense of community where people of all backgrounds, identities and perspectives feel welcomed and enriched, and is committed to employing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We seek to attract research- and teaching-active faculty, as well as staff members, from academically and culturally diverse backgrounds. The university's population of approximately 18,000 students includes 33% first generation university/college, 16% underrepresented minority and 2% international students. A regional comprehensive university, WKU is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state and nation. We proudly offer a comprehensive benefits package to employees and their family, including domestic partners and other qualified dependents. In addition, we offer generous vacation, medical and holiday paid-time-off and an outstanding tuition discount program for employees and dependents.

Duties

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs. Supports the advising policies and initiatives of the University Advises students for majors within one of WKU's five academic colleges Works with students, faculty, staff across the campus community to improve advising practices for 1st and 2nd year students Assists in planning of advising activities for Topper Orientation Program (TOP) Participates in the pre-registration program for incoming freshmen Advises students based on 5th Week Check-In assessment Provides proactive advising, interventions, and referrals as necessary Works with Career Coaches to help students create an academic/ career plan that ensures student success Maintains advising records and databases

Application Process

Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.

Institution Information

Western Kentucky University (WKU) is committed to a policy and practice of providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all individuals. In accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, no form of discrimination or harassment will be tolerated at WKU on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices.

Additional Information

Apply at https://wku.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=26E1142187C8825FC83F20E4107FF948?JOBID=125921

Contact Information

To request an accommodation, report/express a complaint, or ask questions regarding WKU''s Discrimination and Harassment Policy (#0.2040), please contact Mr. Joshua Hayes, EEO Director/Title IX Investigator/University ADA Coordinator, via email at joshua.hayes@wku.edu or by phone at (270) 745-5121.The Title IX Coordinator for the University is Ms. Deborah Wilkins, who can be contacted via email at deborah.wilkins@wku.edu or by phone at (270) 745-5396. Additional information regarding Title IX is accessible via WKU's https://www.wku.edu/titleix/ website.

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree Experience providing academic assistance at the collegiate level

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree