The professional academic advisor is responsible for providing expert academic advising to undergraduate students. The person is expected to assume an active, positive, creative and collaborative role in providing advising as part of the Undergraduate Advising Resource Center (UARC) professional advising staff.
Provide expert, credible and sensitive academic advising to all undergraduate students. Advise students regarding selecting a major and courses, career objectives, academic success strategies and personal goals. Interpret probation and suspension policy and implement proactive advising plan with at-risk students. Communicate and interpret University policies including; general education requirements, major and minor requirements and graduation requirements, curriculum modifications, course waivers and substitutions, late course adds/drops/withdrawals, credit overloads. Manage an advising load of 300-400 students. Diverse student load may include declared, exploratory, online, traditional, non-traditional, at-risk, probationary, honors, multicultural, international. Conduct orientation sessions, group advising and meetings for new, continuing, re-entry and transfer students. Collaborate with the advising staff in developing, implementing and improving administrative processes necessary for successful developmental, proactive and exploratory advising initiatives. Assume an active, positive role within the UARC to develop and implement cooperative and collaborative team approaches to workload issues as part of a curriculum-based team and as part of internal workgroups. Organize and maintain documents (e.g., forms, handbook, planning sheets) used by advisors in the course of performing their professional advising responsibilities. Represent the UARC at various University events and meetings. Serve as a UARC resource person and liaison with faculty advisors. Role involves development of faculty advisor resources, training and professional development (e.g. faculty advising handbook, advisor development sessions). Communicate and share information to keep advising colleagues informed. Maintain current knowledge of campus resources in order to refer students appropriately. Work with the Registrar’s Office regarding curriculum demands, basic data reporting, registration procedures, feedback about degree audit, SIS/TitanWeb. Actively participate in advisor training and professional development. Other duties as assigned by the Director of Academic Advising.
Please see the UW Oshkosh job posting website for application details: https://careers.uwosh.edu/cw/en-us/job/500098/academic-advisor
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