Job Positions

Academic Advisor 1

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5

Department:

College of Health Professions

Institution:

Ferris State University

Date Posted:

Apr 11 2022 11:00AM

Close Date:

Jun 11 2022
 

Position Description

The Advisor 1 will provide academic advising in the College of Health Professions that will include assisting students in the development of academic plans and course schedules, advising on academic program changes and meeting with prospective students and their families. Other duties include, but are not limited to, assisting with summer orientation and registration, responding to inquiries regarding programs, maintaining timely communication with students, and teaching a freshman seminar course (or another course as appropriate) up to three credit hours per semester/six credit hours per academic year.

Duties

-Provide academic advising which includes assisting students in the development of academic plans and course schedules, advising on academic program changes and meeting with prospective students and their families.
-Demonstrated understanding of academic program planning and application of advising theory with related experience.
-Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.
-Maintains individual student records as appropriate, updating and evaluating as new information is received.
-Consistently reviews students' records to verify that progress is being made toward degree completion and provides outreach and support to students on probationary status.
-Provides timely answers to student inquires and assists students in the selection of appropriate courses and concentrations in terms of students' stated preferences.
-Regularly assists students in identifying curricular and scheduling issues that may affect their time to degree.
-Prepares accurate summaries and reports, as requested.
-Maintains confidentiality of information and performs duties in compliance with applicable laws, policies and procedures related to primary and college/department specific responsibilities.
-Provides dependable year-round specialized academic advising for specified students.
-When applicable, demonstrates satisfactory instruction to students in assigned courses.
-Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.
-Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.

Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:
-Participates in scholarly and professional development activities related to student advising, retention, and student success.
-Active membership in professional organizations.
-Communicates effectively with faculty, department chairs/heads, lead advisors, program coordinators, department leadership, and dean's office personnel to ensure that accurate data and information is provided to students.
-Participates in University, College, and/or departmental committees.
-Actively participates in registration activities (e.g. summer orientation, pre-registration, late registration, etc.)
-Prepares communication in support of advising activities and initiatives.
-Provides information and referrals regarding University policies, additional resources, programs, and services that will support student success.
-Knowledge of academic standards governing student probation, suspension and/or expulsion.
-Knowledge of student persistence and completion issues.
-Additional hours on evenings or weekends may be required as necessary to meet the needs of students and the university.

Application Process

https://www.ferris.edu/administration/adminandfinance/human/Employment/homepage.htm

Institution Information

Ferris State University is a mid-sized four-year public university located in Big Rapids, Michigan, known for its quality of instruction and large selection of academic programs, ranging from associate to doctoral degrees, offered through seven degree-granting colleges. #3 BEST VALUE IN THE NATION Ferris was founded to knock down barriers and make education accessible for all, and that's a tradition we continue to this day. We have been recognized among the highest-value universities in the nation, ranking third on College Consensus' 100 Best Value Colleges and Universities list for 2022.

Additional Information

MISSION AND CORE VALUES
The University strives to align its practices and resources in support of its core values of collaboration, diversity, ethical community, excellence, learning and opportunity. Ferris' mission is to prepare students for successful careers, responsible citizenship and lifelong learning. Through its many partnerships and its career-oriented, broad-based education, Ferris serves our rapidly changing global economy and society. For more information on the University’s mission and core values, visit our MISSION, VISION, AND VALUES PAGE.

Contact Information

Theresa Raglin, Associate Dean, College of Health Professions
theresaraglin@ferris.edu

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a related field.
Required Work Experience - One year of relevant experience, preferably in a higher education setting.

Preferred Qualifications

n/a