Job Positions

Professional Advisor

Categories: Mid South Region 3

Department:

The Success Center

Institution:

Thomas More University

Date Posted:

Jul 1 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

 
 

Position Description

This position is for a Professional Academic Advisor. The Professional Academic Advisor supports academic and intrusive advising with the goal of meeting the Thomas More University mission, aiding students in a timely path to graduation, and helping students be prepared for postgraduate opportunities. The professional advisor’s caseload consists of primary advising to exploring students, as well as supporting students who are primarily advised by faculty. The Student Success Advisor reports directly to the Director of the Thomas More Success Center.

Duties

Core Competencies

  • Knowledge of evidence-based practice of academic advising
  • Excellent interpersonal, planning, problem-solving, organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently
  • Self-starter, entrepreneurial, resourceful, and action-oriented
  • Life-long learner
  • Ability to interact well with student, staff, faculty, and outside constituencies
  • Meet deadlines

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Advising students on academic policies and procedures, course registration preparation, and resolving academic scheduling problems in concert with their primary faculty advisor
  • Primary advising for exploring students and students transitioning majors
  • Participate in orientation, welcome week, and advising activities
  • Assist students in developing a personalized educational plan
  • Assist students in developing skills to set and achieve intentional goals
  • Monitor and support students to make choices leading toward degree completion in a timely fashion
  • Aid in student retention
  • Promote student awareness of campus resources
  • Track metrics for student success related to advising
  • Report assessment findings on an annual basis to appropriate stakeholders
  • Support QEP on advising reporting
  • Develop student and faculty workshops on advising
  • Maintain understanding and implementation of current advising best practices
  • Design and implement a structure for disseminating advising successes
  • Follow FERPA guidelines
  • While working primarily during regular office hours, be regularly available for evening and weekend activities
  • Engage in professional development

Application Process

Send cover letter, resume, and reference list by email to hr@thomasmore.edu or postal mail to Director of Human Resources, Thomas More University, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills, KY 41017. Review of applications will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Institution Information

Thomas More University, located in Crestview Hills, KY, in the Greater Cincinnati Area, is a private, liberal arts, Catholic university. Founded in 1921 by the Benedictine Sisters as Villa Madonna College, Thomas More now serves just over 2,000 students. For further information about TMU, see our web site at www.thomasmore.edu.

Contact Information

Laura Custer: hr@thomasmore.edu

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

  • 5 years of experience working in higher education along with some higher education coursework completed; or a minimum of an Associates Degree
  • Experience working with teams
  • Knowledge of relevant technology including Microsoft Office applications, Canvas, and willingness to learn new software helpful to serving students with learning differences

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 2 years of higher education advising and/or teaching experience
  • Experience working with students from a variety of backgrounds and academic abilities