The Elliott School’s Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising provides advising services to over 2,200 undergraduate students majoring in International Affairs, Asian Studies, Middle East Studies, and Latin American and Hemispheric Studies. Through individual and group advising, workshops, and programs, the Undergraduate Advising Office empowers students to develop goals, navigate academic programs, utilize available resources, and explore the field of international affairs. The Academic Advisor has primary responsibility for advising a cohort of approximately 275 diverse, talented, and purpose-driven Elliott School undergraduates from orientation through graduation. In addition to general advising responsibilities, the general advisor also will serve as liaison to one or more academic departments or student service units and can expect to participate in a committee, project group, or working group addressing issues in new student orientation, the student experience, curriculum, graduation, or advising operations. The undergraduate advising team is comprised of three general advisors, one pre-law senior advisor, three senior advisors, two assistant directors, one director, and an administrative coordinator who work in a highly collaborative and supportive work environment. Sensitivity to, and flexibility around, work-life balance is a hallmark of the Elliott School professional experience. Also core to the engagement of staff, the Office supports opportunities, both on campus and beyond, for professional development.
Advise a cohort of approximately 275 Elliott School undergraduates from orientation through graduation, including summer orientation; monitor undergraduate student progress through individual meetings and on-going email/virtual communication to review program requirements and opportunities; conduct outreach to probation students and students with Incomplete and Z grades; audit degree progress and completion, including rising senior reviews and degree clearances; serve as liaison to one or more academic departments or student service units; participate in a committee, project group, or working group addressing issues in new student orientation, the student experience, curriculum, graduation, or advising operations; represent the Elliott School Office of Undergraduate Advising at various school and University level meetings, functions, and events; perform 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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The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs (ESIA) is one of the world’s leading schools of international affairs and one of the largest schools of international affairs in the United States. Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., its mission is to educate the next generation of international leaders, conduct research that advances understanding of important global issues, and engage the policy community in the United States and around the world. George Washington University’s culture reflects its shared values, including respect and diversity. The Elliott School recognizes that diversity and social mobility are among our country’s greatest assets in engaging the rest of the world; we are deeply committed as a school to fostering an inclusive community. To this end, we encourage candidates from diverse identities, backgrounds, and experiences. To learn more about the Elliott School’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, visit elliott.gwu.edu/diversity-and-inclusion.
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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Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization. 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.
The successful candidate should possess a minimum of a Master’s degree in International Affairs, Area or Language Studies, Higher Education Administration, or related field. Two years of academic advising experience preferred. The successful candidate will have familiarity with international affairs school curricula and professional opportunities. Knowledge of some of the technology (e.g., Banner, DegreeWorks, Salesforce, Documentum) that support student information collection and retrieval and degree progress tracking is useful.