The primary duty of the Academic Advisor – College of Education is to assist College of Education students in the development of academic schedules appropriate for their stated educational goals and to assist students in progressing towards degree completion. The Academic Advisor – College of Education provides information about teacher certification requirements for the state of Missouri to teach education undergraduate majors, post-baccalaureate students, and Masters of Arts in teaching students. The Academic Advisor – College of Education supports student success and retention by maintaining necessary records and files to monitor the academic progress of students, assisting in the development of retention and engagement activities for students, and referring students to University resources that provide assistance to students having difficulty. The Academic Advisor – College of Education visits with prospective high school students, prospective transfer students, and those students interested in changing to a College of Education major. The Academic Advisor – College of Education participates in the planning, preparation, and representation of the College at undergraduate and graduate recruitment events. Advisors in twelve month positions assist with the Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR) program.
Description of Primary Duties:
The primary duty of the Academic Advisor – College of Education is to assist College of Education students in the development of academic schedules appropriate for their stated educational goals and to assist students in progressing towards degree completion.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:
Education: A Bachelor's degree is required; a Master's degree is preferred.
Experience: At least one year of experience in higher education or in K – 12 employment, preferably in academic advising or a related area in which a knowledge of academic programs was gained is required. Experience in academic advising is preferred.
Skills: Excellent interpersonal skills, in particular the ability to work with the public in person and by telephone, are required. Strong verbal and written communication skills, problem-solving skills, and organizational skills are required. Computer literacy is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. Knowledge of higher education policies and procedures, its requirements and regulations is preferred.
Other: The scope of the position requires occasional weekend and evening work particularly during scheduled advisement/registration periods. The position may require travel, including overnight travel.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
First date of consideration Sept 13, 2019.
Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.
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