As a Guilford Guide, you will be joining an innovative group of professional advisors in the Guided Discovery program. An integrated and holistic academic, career, and wellness advising office, Guided Discovery supports students throughout their college career. This developing, team-based advising program connects all students with faculty, staff, alumni, campus resources, and community partners. Guilford Guides play a vital role in ensuring that every student benefits from expert mentorship to navigate the challenges and opportunities they encounter on their path toward personal discovery and achievement. This position offers a unique chance to be part of an emerging program and team, and to co-design an innovative approach to student success in the context of a vibrant and dedicated liberal arts environment. Guilford Guides are central to The Guilford Edge, a college-wide initiative which includes major curriculum revisions and an innovative calendar being implemented in Fall 2019. The Guilford Edge connects four points of emphasis: team-based advising/coaching, collaborative learning, community-oriented vibrant campus life, and ethical leadership. The Guilford Edge provides distinctive advantages in preparing Guilford graduates to adapt to and thrive in leading a world of change. Named one of the Colleges That Change Lives, Guilford College supports a variety of learning styles and differences. Rooted in Quaker tradition, we value and promote a diverse array of student passions and interests, including activism for trans rights, a robust and thriving undergraduate research program, and a sizeable population of student-athletes. Full-time, 12-month position Salary Range: $38,583 - $61,733 (depending on qualifications)
- Engage in exploratory conversations with students identifying interests, assessing strengths, and setting aspirations in order to offer guidance regarding academic planning and pursuit of career goals
- Help students develop and maintain a networking team
- Teach courses related to first-year transition-to-college, academic success, or career planning
- Collaborate with faculty, staff, and campus support service offices to advocate for students’ needs
- Stay abreast of changing institutional information including admission requirements, new programs, curriculum, deadlines, important dates, and costs in college-wide initiatives.
- Train and mentor Student Peer Leaders Within Guided Discovery, integrated Academic or Career advising supports assigned advisees and all Guilford students. Academic Advising includes as a primary academic advisor to a cohort of students for their first two years within a grouping of majors (“Pathways”); maintain a working knowledge of academic requirements within the Pathway; advise for registration; review and interpret degree audits, transcripts, placement, etc.; develop materials for individual and team advising sessions; intervene with academically struggling students
- Career Advising includes developing and delivering exploratory and career-focused programming/workshops/classes; offer career advising services for all students including resume editing, cover letter composition, internship searches, job searches, interview preparation, graduate school preparation and professional social media editing; research career-specific opportunities for the designated pathway majors/minors
Priority deadline is May 20, 2021
Founded in 1837 by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Guilford College is a selective four-year liberal arts college located on a 335-acre campus in Greensboro, NC. Known for its challenging, socially engaged programs in the arts, humanities, business, policy, and sport studies, social sciences, natural science and mathematics, Guilford is an intentionally diverse, inclusive community where students and faculty collaborate critically and creatively to address complex issues and problems with an emphasis on interdisciplinary perspectives.
Letters of recommendation are “Optional Documents.” Supply names and email addresses when prompted. Reference writers will be contacted via email which contains a link to provide recommendation letters once an applicant has reached the appropriate workflow state. You must submit a resume OR curriculum vitae along with your required letter of interest (you should only submit one or the other).
- Minimum of a Master’s Degree in a related field required.
- Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in higher education, including teaching, academic affairs, counseling, or related field.
Master’s Degree in a related field required. Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in higher education, including teaching, academic affairs, counseling, or related field.
Understanding of and commitment to collaboration as central to a vibrant, interdisciplinary teaching and learning environment that prepares students for a fulfilling and successful life.
Interest in pioneering support systems and building a culture of integrated, comprehensive advising.
Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, community partners and others from a variety of different backgrounds, experiences, and abilities and to provide culturally responsive leadership and advising.
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively and to maintain confidentiality.
Demonstrated excellence in planning and organizing work; keeping adequate records and effectively communicating results; coordinating with others to complete tasks in a timely manner; and bringing work flows to a successful conclusion.
Knowledge of student development theories and familiarity with current advising trends/best practices.
Demonstrable proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Google email and web applications, and knowledge of Banner or similar student database software preferred.
International and multicultural experience preferred.