The Blair College of Health Academic Advisor will serve traditional and post-traditional undergraduate students enrolled at Queens University in the Blair College of Health and provide supplemental advising to other undergraduate student populations at Queens. This is a full-time position reporting to the Director of Academic Advising and works in close partnership with the Blair College of Health and Presbyterian School of Nursing and with all members in the Center for Student Success. In addition to advising responsibilities, the Academic Advisor for Blair College of Health will contribute to the planning, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive plan for undergraduate advising grounded in best practices. This position is exempt from provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore is not eligible to earn overtime pay or compensatory time off for additional hours worked.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:
• Assume primary academic advising responsibility for Blair College of Health students enrolled in Exercise and Sport Science, Health Education and Promotion, Health Science, Human Service Studies, Pre-nursing, and Sport Management majors.
• Provide academic advising to undergraduate students, including guidance in major exploration, academic requirements, campus resources and institutional policies and procedures when needed.
• Meet with students interested in application to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program to discuss admissions requirements and preparation for the program.
• Identify the characteristics of Blair College of Health students, including their barriers and trends in student progression.
• Develop student success plans with students in Blair College of Health majors on academic probation and those with less than a 2.0 semester grade point average.
• Develop advising materials and presentations to support individual and group student sessions, such as information sessions for pre-nursing majors.
• Work closely with the professional academic advisors and other members of the Center for Student Success.
• Collaborate with partners across campus to improve student retention and success in the Blair College of Health majors.
• Serve as a resource for faculty advisors within the Blair College of Health regarding advising and academic policies and procedures.
• Participate in the presentation and ongoing development and evaluation of new student and transfer student orientations.
• Stay apprised of changing institutional policies and procedures including admissions requirements, new programs, course changes, deadlines, costs, updates in college-wide initiatives, and transfer requirements.
• Appropriately handle, track and store sensitive & confidential materials according to established guidelines by understanding the institution's interpretation of FERPA rules for the release of student information to faculty, parents, students, etc.
• Engage in professional development activities, such as activity in professional organizations, department and university activities and workshops.
Nonessential Duties include:
• Performs other duties and responsibilities to meet the needs of the University as assigned by Director of Academic Advising.
Qualified candidates should submit the documentation listed below via email to email@example.com in (.doc) or (.pdf) format. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Queens will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Include the following: 1. A cover letter addressing the position qualifications and experience 2. Current CV or résumé 3. Salary requirements 4. Contact information for three professional references. Be sure to include “AcAd-Blair” and YOUR NAME in your email Subject Line. (Example: AcAd Blair Shawn Mullin) Applications received by March 22, 2021 will receive first consideration. Queens will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.
Located in the heart of the nation’s second fastest growing metropolitan area, Queens University of Charlotte leverages the city’s diverse and thriving environment as an extended classroom. Nationally recognized for undergraduate programs in international and interdisciplinary education, Queens blends the best of liberal arts learning with professional preparation and community engagement. Focused on supporting success for diverse learners, faculty build close and collaborative relationships with students and help them build intentional and individualized roadmaps for flourishing at Queens and beyond. At the graduate program level, the University offers innovative educational experiences that help learners advance professionally and retool for new opportunities. Our environs afford faculty myriad opportunities to advance their own professional growth and teaching and research interests by collaborating with vibrant industry, non- profit, and community organization sectors.
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Experience, Knowledge and Skills Required
• Master's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Minimum of one to two years of experience in academic advising in a university setting is required.
• Dedicated to supporting student development while effectively prioritizing multiple demands and follow-up with students.
• Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish rapport with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.
• Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with excellent attention to detail and the ability to quickly learn and communicate new information.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
• Computer proficiency, particularly in MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel.