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Senior Academic Advisor, SEAS

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2


School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS)


George Washington University

Date Posted:

Jan 11 2022 9:27AM

Close Date:

Mar 11 2022

Position Description

The Office of Undergraduate Student Services and Advising helps to promote academic success, provide academic advising services including maintenance of academic records, professional development, and leadership for all undergraduates in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Through a variety of programs and initiatives, we foster a strong sense of community, teamwork, and academic excellence. The office oversees our professional academic advising team including faculty advisors, maintains student academic records, provides tutoring and retention initiatives, promotes study abroad, coordinates our peer mentorship program, and supports our engineering related student organizations. Reporting to the Director of Undergraduate Student Services and Advising position within the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), the Senior Academic Advisor is primarily responsible for monitoring the academic progress of an assigned cohort of students throughout their course of study and provides advising services, in consultation with faculty advisor, to promote successful completion of their program. Additionally, the Senior Academic Advisor is responsible for leading one or more functional responsibilities including but not limited to front desk/tour management; peer mentorship; student leadership development/engagement; communications; academic success/retention; study abroad; new student orientation; and diversity, equity + inclusion..


Responsibilities include:
• Serves as the primary academic advisor for first-year students.
• Manages and facilitate recruitment, orientation, registration, retention, and graduation activities.
• Responsible for maintaining academic records for all assigned students from orientation to graduation by utilizing current enterprise systems and software provided by the university.
• Educates students on university policies and procedures, goal setting, academic planning, and course selection • Leads co-curricular student programming and activities in collaborations with departments, student organizations, and the Dean’s Office.
• Helps to identify issues, challenges, and barriers to student success and provide potential solutions
• Provides Outreach to “at risk” students to provide support and connect them to appropriate campus resources
• Responsible for maintaining and enforcing all confidentiality and privacy requirements
• Maintains data and prepare reports as needed
• Develops, coordinates, and supports recruitment and retention initiatives.
• Works collaborative with the faculty advisors to monitor and support student academic success
• Audits, reviews academic record based on academic standing report to confirm assigned status (probation, suspension, off probation, Dean’s Honors List).
• Promotes, advises, and monitors students who plan to study abroad
• Performs other work-related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

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Institution Information

The George Washington University, an independent academic institution chartered by the Congress of the United States in 1821, dedicates itself to furthering human well-being. The University values a dynamic, student-focused community stimulated by cultural and intellectual diversity and built upon a foundation of integrity, creativity, and openness to the exploration of new ideas. The George Washington University, centered in the national and international crossroads of Washington, D.C., commits itself to excellence in the creation, dissemination, and application of knowledge.

Additional Information

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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Required Qualifications

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

- Knowledge of and experience in Engineering or Professional degree programs or program coordination, especially in the area of student engagement and retention, are preferred.
- Knowledge of Engineering school degree programs, curricula, facilities, and student activities.
- Advising experience within an academic setting disseminating academic information, retention and academic engagement activities.
- Proficiency in utilizing DegreeMap or a similar system.
- Experience with data entry & records management using enterprise management system (Banner).
- Prior experience in conducting recruiting tours of campus or engineering school.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
- Attention to details.