Under the direction of the Assistant Dean, Student Affairs, the Graduate Advisor is a professional position in the academic advisement of online (MSN, PMC, DNP, PhD, and RN-BSN) nursing students. Responsibilities include online academic guidance, program plan monitoring, registration, consultation with faculty, processing of advanced standing reports,, processing Dean’s reports prior to graduation, attending all MSN/PMC, FNP, DNP, PhD and RN-BSN Committee meetings and functions, coordination of the graduation processes and activities. Work is performed with considerable independence with established policies and reviewed by superiors through reports, conferences, and observation of results.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Works effectively with the relevant program committees in the school to assure coordinated curriculum changes, and productive admission protocols including collaboration with recruitment office on online program enrollment targets and prospective student needs.
Monitors student progress through the MSN, PMC, DNP, PhD and RN-BSN programs using progression and retention tools such as RAPP, Starfish, Cognos Reporting, etc.
Provides online academic guidance to MSN, PMC, DNP, PhD and RN-BSN students in consultation with faculty.
Corresponds with online students as needed.
Monitors student files for compliance with curriculum and graduation requirements.
Maintains and updates student program plans and course projections in collaboration with the Director of Operations.
Processes new admissions and provides oversight for online student registration.
Reviews and evaluates schedule of course proofs for online courses with appropriate faculty and staff.
Serves on several University and SON Committees.
Supports coordination and planning of online student orientations, on campus residencies and graduation.
REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
Work requires a Bachelor’s Degree – Masters preferred and 5 years of progressively responsible experience in nursing, counseling, advisement, higher education management or business. Knowledge of FERPA regulations, University and School policies, enrollment management Banner SCT system required to perform essential functions of job.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.) is required;
Strong oral and written communication skills;
Ability to establish and maintain professional, effective and collegial working relationships with students, faculty, staff and university personnel;
Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
Sensitivity to the need of each individual to be treated with dignity and respect as it relates to diversity in general and the Mission of the University specifically.
Applicants are required to submit a resume, and cover letter, and contact information for three professional references.
Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty and staff that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/).
We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting http://www.duq.edu/about/mission-and-identity/mission-statement. Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience.
Duquesne University, a private, Catholic institution, prides itself on being mission-centered and mission-driven. Our employees contribute to our culture of academic excellence and our mission of serving God by serving students. In turn, they enjoy a supportive working environment that values individual talents, encourages teamwork and rewards accomplishments.
A nationally ranked top-tier university, Duquesne has established a legacy of excellence in liberal and professional education. Our 14:1 student-faculty ratio allows our students to work closely with expert faculty. Duquesne has also won accolades and recognition among the nation’s top 20 small research schools for our research initiatives and faculty productivity.
Situated on a 50-acre campus within the city, Duquesne provides a small-town feel in an urban setting. The Pittsburgh region offers a variety of cultural, education and professional opportunities, as well as a safe and affordable lifestyle.
We strive to attract, recruit and retain a dynamic, diverse workforce. Our employees benefit from an array of campus resources that provide convenience and cost savings, including a variety of dining options, a full-ser...vice Starbucks, a retail bank and credit union, a fitness center and year-round wellness programs and onsite parking. Employees also may take advantage of the many educational, cultural and sporting events sponsored by the university.