Job Positions

Academic Advisor

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2

Department:

Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences

Institution:

University of Baltimore

Date Posted:

Jul 2 2020 10:00PM

Close Date:

September 2 2020
 

Position Description

Academic Advisor
Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences
University of Baltimore
Vacancy Number 301077
Regular exempt position with full competitive benefits package
Salary: $52,000 - $54,500
Works with program directors to promote student success, retention, enrollment, and program completion in several key ways. Serve students in all ways related to academic advising, including assisting students with course selection and planning their progress through completion of their degree programs. Perform both academic transfer credit evaluations of new students and degree audits of graduating students. Participate in student orientation, as well as activities that enhance the academic experience and recognize scholastic achievement. Work with advising team on proactive interventions for at risk student populations. Plan and participate in routine and special academic events, programs, and recruiting activities. Provide students with information on plagiarism standards, grievance procedures, and other issues relating to the Student Handbook. Participate in proactive advising initiatives to support university retention initiatives. We look forward to receiving your required electronic application with a cover letter and resume and learning about your interest in and qualifications for our vacancy. Please save your required cover letter and resume as one document and attach it in the resume location.

Duties

Duties include:
• Serve as academic advisor to assist assigned academic program undergraduate/graduate students with course selection and development of a plan of study for most efficient completion of the degree program based on students’ needs. Interpret and explain academic policies to students and faculty, including but not limited to plagiarism standards, grievance procedures, and other issues outlined in the academic catalog.
• Interpret or perform academic transfer credit evaluations of new students and degree audits of graduating students. Inform current students regarding policies transferring in credit(s) if needed while a student at UB and assists them with completing appropriate forms. Provide information about other academic requirements (i.e., placement testing, registration and withdrawal process, required grades) and deadlines that support academic success. Assist student with finding another course at another university if under special circumstances the class must be taken elsewhere.
• Collaborates with program directors and Assistant Dean on academic standing process to determine final decisions on probation and suspension status for undergraduate and graduate students.
• Works closely and communicates regularly with program directors to provide holistic support to students and provide insight on policy, enrollment management and retention issues.
• Monitor departmental website pages to ensure that the most up to date information is available for current and prospective students. Work with program directors and Assistant Dean to review and update Guides-to-Graduation and program checklists each new academic year with improvements and modifications, including any curriculum changes for website.
• Work with CPA and Merrick School on Universal Campaign to provide outreach each year to targeted groups.
• Work proactively with advising team and Assistant Dean to improve services current probation/suspension policy for retention purposes. Review academic reports frequently used by advisors to assist in ease of reaching out to students and assisting chairs and program directors in reporting. Provide outreach via email/phone to students who are on probation or receiving a FA or NS at mid-term by providing campus resources and academic success skill tips, as well as strongly encouraging one on one advising appointments regarding improving their academic success.
• Participate in student orientation and other campus activities that enhance the academic experience and recognize scholastic achievement. Provide presentations at undergraduate and graduate open houses outlining the program’s assets, requirements, and admission process as part of recruitment and retention efforts. Provide outreach via email/phone to new undergraduate/graduate admits encouraging them to register for the upcoming semester and tracking their response in PeopleSoft.
• Contribute to marketing programs and participate in the preparation of informational and marketing materials. Email students via listserv of important upcoming events on campus.
** Special hours of work required: 10 or more weekend days (Saturdays and Sundays) for advising, Orientation and open houses hosted at UB. Some evenings required also during peak times or for Open House events. Also, regular office schedule could encompass some evening hours.

Application Process

Visit http://www.ubalt.edu/about-ub/offices-and-services/human-resources/jobs-at-ub.cfm?&posting=1539 to view our application submission deadline and access our electronic application.

Institution Information

The University of Baltimore ("UB" or "University") does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected characteristics in its programs, activities or employment practices. UB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.

Additional Information

 

Contact Information

ubhrcareers@ubalt.edu

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

Education: Baccalaureate degree in Communications, English, Business or related field/disciplines that reflect assigned academic programs and/or contribute to the incumbent’s success.

Experience: Five years of progressively responsible experience working in advising or academic program support and/or coordination in a college or university or other higher education organization.

Preferred Qualifications

Education: Master’s degree in Communications, or other related fields/disciplines that reflect assigned academic programs and/or contribute to the incumbent’s success.

Experience: Five years’ experience dealing with areas represented by programs within a college or university or other higher education organization.