Job Positions

Academic Counseling

Categories: North Central Region 6

Department:

Academic Affairs

Institution:

University of St. Thomas

Date Posted:

Oct 12 2021 10:53AM

Close Date:

Dec 12 2021
 

Position Description

This advisor position assists undergraduate students with course registration, major and minor field selection, understanding graduation requirements and degree planning, academic support for at-risk students, and referrals to campus resources. The Academic Counselor position also supports faculty advisors and engages in various outreach efforts to students. Academic Counselors are responsible for completing individual projects/collateral duties that vary according to their skills, background and interests and department needs. This position will provide leadership and support for Ciresi Walburn Scholars, Dease Scholars, Excel Scholars, and Dougherty Family College transition students.

Duties

Provide academic advising for undergraduate students via in-person and remote appointments, e-mail, and drop-in advising consultation with a strong focus towards specific populations listed in summary. Provide education and enrollment guidance in regard to the core curriculum, including interpreting and editing degree evaluations. Assist students in course selection, course sequencing, graduation timeline and enrollment planning. Provide support for a caseload of students, including students on academic probation. Content of support may vary by student and often includes consultation about time management, test-taking strategies, study skills, habits, motivation, etc. Collaborate on the development and implementation of a curricular approach to the work of academic advising, which focuses on learning outcomes, lesson plan development, and assessment of learning outcomes. Remain current on the scholarship of academic advising and student development. Provide academic advising and support to Ciresi Walburn Scholars. Strong collaboration with Academic Affairs leadership overseeing Ciresi Walburn Scholars program. Provide high-touch proactive advising for the Ciresi Walburn Scholars. Mentor scholars by modeling and creating accountability for utilization of campus resources. Respond quickly to support scholars in the personal and academic challenges that arise. Provide academic advising and support to Dease Scholars, Excel Scholars, and Dougherty Family College (DFC) Scholars transitioning to the baccalaureate program. Provide vision and logistical leadership for the transition of DFC Scholars which involves a cross-campus collaboration. Utilize reporting and data to track retention and enhance persistence amongst these populations. Engage in assessment and evaluation of efforts with these special populations, in coordination with Associate Director of Academic Counseling, as well as Academic Affairs Leadership. Facilitate course registration for all first-year students, transfer students, and former-returning students with a strong focus towards specific populations listed in summary. Advise and provide assistance for first-year students for the first semester schedule of classes. Facilitate advising and registration activities for incoming first-year students during the Orientation & Registration program. Conduct individual registration appointments with newly admitted transfer students. Assist transfer students with issues related to transfer credit, course petitions, and degree requirements. Additional projects/collateral duties with a strong focus towards specific populations listed in summary. Examples include: Representation on campus committees. As part of the Center for Student Achievement (CSA), this position will collaborative department efforts with CSA partners to help students explore options and opportunities, provide support and enrich their academic experiences.

Application Process

All interested candidates must apply online at https://www.stthomas.edu/jobs/. Follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes creating or updating an applicant profile, uploading a resume, and completing a job specific application. In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening and requires COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption. The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at www.stthomas.edu/jobs

Institution Information

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, work skillfully, and act wisely to advance the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission. https://www.stthomas.edu/

Additional Information

Academic Counselingd department website: https://www.stthomas.edu/academiccounseling/

Contact Information

All interested candidates must apply online at https://www.stthomas.edu/jobs/. Follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes creating or updating an applicant profile, uploading a resume, and completing a job specific application. In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening and requires COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption. The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at www.stthomas.edu/jobs.

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in counseling, education, or college student personnel
Two years advising and counseling experience in higher education or an equivalent setting
An equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired may be substituted.

Preferred Qualifications

 Master’s degree in counseling, education, college student personnel
A demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and social justice
Demonstrated background and experience working with BIPOC students, first-generation college students, and students from various diverse backgrounds with intersecting identities.