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Health Professions Academic Advisor

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Position Information

Posting Number S180017P
Posting Date
Closing Date
Title Health Professions Academic Advisor
Working Title Health Professions Academic Advisor
Employee Class Administrator
Department Office of the Dean of Health Sciences
Salary Range
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
Hours Per Week 40
Standard Work Week Monday - Friday
Anticipated Start Date 09/16/2017
If Temporary, End Date 09/30/2020
Job Summary

Serves as the primary resource, mentor, and consultant for students regarding all aspects of their educational development, career planning, and personal growth. Establishes individual academic plans and ongoing revisions. Monitors and assists in guiding student progress, provides referrals to other university department or outside agencies for services, and engages students as necessary to meet their individual needs. Assists with associated activities regarding the recruitment of students. Provides counseling to students regarding other subsidiary programs offered by both university and external sources and performs associated outreach functions to internal and external constituencies. Interacts with other faculty and academic/administrative professionals to assist in the development and delivery of introductory curriculum and/or workshops related to academic success. Insures that students are provided information and accessibility to university resources and programs that will assist them in being successful during their college education/experience. These employees work under general supervision.

Job Description

1. Provides academic program-specific advisement to HPOG grant students regarding course requirements, transfer articulation, and academic progress; determines eligibility and satisfactory progress toward degree completion; and communicates academic progress and findings to university administrators to ensure compliance with grant,financial aid, and academic requirements.
2. Administers, evaluates, and grades aptitude, achievement, and similar examinations;
3. Develops individual student action plan to achieve academic goals, career objectives, and personal growth; evaluates transcripts to determine student eligibility and progress; maintains and manages official student academic record in accordance with recognized protocols.
4. Provides referral services for students to appropriate campus resources for assistance, study skills, tutoring, counseling, etc.
5. Assists with student recruitment activities; disseminates information activities within the grant to students; assists or develops and maintains communications; e.g., list serves, and email blasts.
6. Provides academic program-specific advisement to students regarding admissions policies/procedures and general academic program requirements; describes courses, and disseminates information regarding registration procedures.
7. Provides information and/or advises students on financial assistance, student work programs, and/or scholarships available in the university; advises students on work opportunities in the area and placement opportunities in local industry, and arranges interviews with company representatives.
8. Assists to develop and conducts programs and workshops regarding internships, pre-professional preparation, major exploration, and career development; supervises student activities and provides professional or technical assistance where necessary.
9. Prepares and produces statistical reports and other formal records in accordance with applicable laws and procedures; reviews and recommends record management and other academic processing procedures.
10. Maintains ongoing communication with case managers from community partnerships and academic departments regarding grant students.
11. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s degree.
2. Demonstrated work experience relevant to the position.

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1. Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing quality educational advising services. This includes student needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of student satisfaction.
2. Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in the presentation and delivery of academic programs, strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership techniques, recruitment methods, and coordination of people and resources.
3. Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
4. Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
5. Knowledge of educational, evaluation, and measurement principles, practices, methods, and techniques, university policies and procedures.
6. Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively; ability to develop a rapport with students.
7. Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
8. Ability to establish effective working relationships with students, faculty, and staff.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents