Job Positions

Academic Advisor

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2

Department:

Elliott School of International Affairs

Institution:

The George Washington University

Date Posted:

Sep 30 2021 4:39PM

Close Date:

Oct 31 2021
 

Position Description

The Elliott School’s Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising provides advising services to over 2,200 undergraduate students majoring in International Affairs, Asian Studies, Middle East Studies, and Latin American and Hemispheric Studies. Through individual and group advising, workshops, and programs, the Undergraduate Advising Office empowers students to develop goals, navigate academic programs, utilize available resources, and explore the field of international affairs. The undergraduate advising team is comprised of three general advisors, one pre-law general advisor, three senior advisors, one assistant director, one associate director, one director, and an administrative coordinator who work in a highly collaborative and supportive work environment. Sensitivity to, and flexibility around, work-life balance is a hallmark of the Elliott School professional experience. Also core to the engagement of staff, the Office supports opportunities, both on campus and beyond, for professional development. The General Academic Advisor has primary responsibility for advising a cohort of approximately 275 diverse, academically accomplished, and purpose-driven Elliott School undergraduates from orientation through graduation. In addition to general advising responsibilities, the general advisor also will serve as liaison to one or more academic departments or student service units and can expect to participate on a committee, project group, or working group addressing issues in new student orientation, the student experience, curriculum, graduation, or advising operations.

Duties

Advise a cohort of approximately 275 Elliott School undergraduates from orientation through graduation, including summer orientation; monitor undergraduate student progress through individual meetings and on-going email/virtual communication to review program requirements and opportunities; conduct outreach to probation students and students with Incomplete and Z grades; audit degree progress and completion, including rising senior reviews and degree clearance. Serve as liaison to one or more academic departments or student service units; participate on a committee, project group, or working group addressing issues in new student orientation, the student experience, curriculum, graduation, or advising operations. Represent the Elliott School Office of Undergraduate Advising at various school and University level meetings, functions, and events. Perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Application Process

Apply through the GW jobs website. Resume and cover letter required.

Institution Information

The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs (ESIA) is one of the world’s leading schools of international affairs. Located in the heart of Washington, DC, its mission is to educate the next generation of international leaders, conduct research that advances understanding of important global issues, and engage the policy community in the United States and around the world. The school’s unique location—just steps from the White House, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, U.S. Department of State, and dozens of other U.S. and international organizations—enriches its teaching and research, providing students and scholars with unmatched opportunities to engage with the U.S. and international policy communities. Diversity and Inclusion are two core priorities for the Elliott School and its commitment is shared in its Diversity Statement. The Elliott School is committed to attracting candidates from diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Additional Information

Salary range for the position: $37,742.48 - $51,878.24

Contact Information

Tim Dodd timdodd@gwu.edu

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in International Affairs, Area or Language Studies, Higher Education Administration or relevant field. Academic advising experience. Familiarity with international affairs school curricula and professional opportunities. Knowledge of some of the technology (e.g., Banner, DegreeWorks, Salesforce, Documentum) that support student information collection and retrieval and degree progress tracking.