Job Positions

ACADEMIC ADVISOR/#00064880

Categories: South Central Region 7

Department:

S&T Advising Center

Institution:

Missouri University of Science & Technology

Date Posted:

Apr 19 2021 10:46AM

Close Date:

May 27 2021
 

Position Description

The S&T Advising Center is designed to help incoming students with multiple aspects of a successful transition into the university community. Students will engage with a wide variety of resources to assure their success at Missouri S&T. Throughout a student's first-year, their academic advisor in the S&T Advising Center will help lay the foundations of a coherent educational plan that addresses unique abilities, aspirations, interests, and values. Advisors help students discover why the choices students make are right for them.

Duties

Job Description
Guides students in developing and accomplishing educational plans Advises students about scholastic programs and academic progress
Provides information to students regarding university resources to enhance academic success and problem-solving Coordinates (e.g., compiles, verifies, prepares) materials, information, programs, etc. as assigned Advises/provides support to current and prospective students in various subject areas
Performs standard assignments and responsibilities and makes recommendations for improvement/efficiency, resourcing, etc., as necessary Uses existing procedures to solve standard problems
Assists in the development and implementation of programs/projects according to plan and/or with guidance Exchanges straightforward information, asks questions, and checks for understanding
Develops working relationships with functional teams
Advise freshmen/transfer students on a variety of academic issues such as course planning and selection, degree programs selection, scholastic probations, scholastic deficiency and all college/department policies and procedures as necessary. Initiate and maintain contact with students regarding academic progress. Maintain/update student advising files
Assist students with non-academic problem solving, provide general campus information, and refer students to appropriate campus resources (Financial Aid, Counseling Services, International Affairs, Student Health Services, and Career Opportunities and Employer Relations).
Develop and present training for faculty advisors.
Assist faculty by providing information regarding college policies and academic rules.
Assist with department program assessment data analysis and reports.
Plan and coordinate programs to orient new students to all aspects of campus life.
Conduct individual and/or group advising sessions with students
Compose written documents (references, verification letters, catalog updates, response to students inquiries, etc.) as needed.
Collect and analyze data relative to advising and student academic progress.
Write and distribute advising bulletin to all S&T Advising Center students each semester, as well as advising information updates to all Advising Center advisors.
Critical to this position will be developing, maintain and update tools and strategies to streamline the advising process including web-based instruments (i.e. S&Tconnect, Joe’SS and Schedule Planner) and curriculum advising flowsheets.
Assist with Advising and Registrations days
Assist in analyzing and processing requests for S&T Advising Center re-admission.
Determine transfer credits, other miscellaneous, manage the department’s co-op program and advise student on co-op reports.
Assist with recruiting events and activities, student orientations, and other such events and functions and prepare related handouts and visual presentations.
Assist in other duties as assigned by the department director
Provides academic advising services to undergraduate Honors students by conducting individual or group advising sessions and communicates with students via telephone, email and zoom correspondence.
Willingness and ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours as needed to support program events and activities.

Application Process

Job posting and information on application instruction and tips is available at: https://hr.mst.edu/careers/staff-employment/

Institution Information

We are Missouri University of Science and Technology - Missouri S&T for short - and we’ve been at the top of the research and innovation game for a long time. Founded in 1870 as one of the first technological institutions west of the Mississippi, we’ve been building on our heritage of discovery, creativity and innovation to equip and inspire today’s students to meet tomorrow’s great global challenges. https://www.mst.edu/about/

Additional Information

Comments
The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials. Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer. All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. The University's nondiscrimination policy applies to any phase of its employment process, any phase of its admission or financial aid programs, or other aspects of its educational programs or activities. Further, this policy applies to sexual violence or sexual harassment, both forms of sex discrimination, occurring within the educational program and instances occurring outside of the educational program if the conduct negatively affects the victim’s educational experience or the overall campus environment. Any person having inquiries concerning the application of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or other civil rights laws should contact the Title IX Coordinator.

Contact Information

Tyrone Davidson, Director (573) 341-4738 tyroned@mst.edu

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree preferred. A minimum of 3 years in higher education, academic office, advising, student development, or closely related experience is preferred. Preference for person with a science/engineering background or experience advising science/engineering undergraduate students. Experience advising in an Honors Program or college.