Professional Academic Advisor
Categories: Northeast Region 1
|Academic Advising Center
|University of New England
|May 29 2019 10:00PM
|Open Until Filled
The Professional Academic Advisor is responsible for delivering academic and pre-professional advising to undergraduates at the University of New England.
- Provide academic and professional advising support in multiple settings and formats.
- Collaborate with the academic departments in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Westbrook College of Health Professions on matters relating general academic advising issues.
- Know and communicate details of all undergraduate curricular requirements.
- Provide appropriate information to students regarding future professions, including academics, field experience, and other opportunities relevant to their major.
- Track student progress within the academic programs and provide academic support and referral as appropriate.
- Provide appropriate information to students on all levels of preparation for admission to professional programs, including academics, field experience, and personal attributes.
- Provide high level of support for students entering and working through the professional school application process.
- Track and report admissions data for pre-professional students.
- Be available to meet with students one-on-one and in groups for advising
- Attend all new-student orientation, open house, and recruitment events as needed
- Provide faculty, department chairs and academic deans with updates regarding advisement of first and second year students
- Assist with website and social media in collaboration with the academic departments.
- Provide academic advising at all orientation sessions.
- Disseminate information on UNE policies and procedures as it pertains to degree completion
- Provide academic information to prospective students through participation in Admissions recruiting events, individualized appointments and electronic means.
- Provide appropriate referrals to academic departments, student support programs and other university resources as necessary to help students achieve their academic goals.
Bachelor’s degree plus 1-2 years advising experience or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.
- Positive and energetic attitude
- Capacity to work with and understand undergraduates
- Experience collaborating or working with the health professions community
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills
- An understanding of and preference for collaborative approaches to problem solving.
- Experience with record keeping
- Willingness to work both autonomously and collaboratively with team members
- Strong technological skills in Microsoft Office and Banner, or similar data system
- Willingness to work alternate hours to allow optimal opportunities for student contact
- Comfortable with data systems.