Brief Summary of Work for this Position: The Academic Advisor provides services that include: advising and assisting students in making decisions about majors and careers using a holistic approach, course selections appropriate to the student’s academic goals, monitoring academic performance, assisting in timely declaration of a major or pre-major, maintaining advising files, supporting students during academic and personal difficulty and making appropriate referrals as needed, identifying problems requiring intervention, and assisting with strategies for academic recovery as needed. Using a developmental approach, each Academic Advisor supports a caseload of approximately 175-200 students. To meet the needs of students in University College, advisors use a holistic approach to address student needs by establishing strong relationships with students to guide them in exploring areas of study and resources necessary to be successful. In addition to managing a caseload, the Academic Advisor will also serve on taskforces, work with other university departments, and execute events to meet the needs of specific populations University College serve.
List the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the essential functions of the position Possess strong communication, interpersonal, problem-solving and effective organizational skills Ability to manage time effectively in a busy environment
Priority Consideration Information Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date of August 30, 2019; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered. Position details and full applicant instructions can be found at http://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/15107
Primary purpose of the division, department, and/or grant Academic Affairs is the central division for implementing the mission of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Through effective academic policies, practices and programs, it provides leadership for excellence in teaching, scholarship and creative work as well as service to local, regional and global communities. The division allocates resources to recruit and retain faculty scholars and to create a learning environment that encourages students. As a part of the University’s commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, the University College (UC) was created to provide academic advising and support to UNCW students from the time of their admission until they declare their major, which is usually in their sophomore year. The UC supports students as they explore undergraduate curriculum and career paths, prepare to declare an appropriate major, and succeed in their transition to UNCW. The UC serves several student populations to include freshmen, select transfer, early college, military student, first-year spring admit and pre-professional students at UNCW.
University Information The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement. EEO Statement The University of North Carolina at Wilmington is committed to and will provide equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs.
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