We are seeking to hire three candidates with varying identities and backgrounds and strong commitment to the University’s goal of creating a positive and inclusive campus climate by advancing equity and diversity. This is a 12 month, annual renewable, Academic Professional position. Two positions are at 100% time, one is at 75% time.
Academic advisors at the University of Minnesota assist students beginning the first year through graduation. Academic advisors collaborate with the Orientation program and assist Swenson College of Science and Engineering students during initial registration. Each term, advisors facilitate the advisement process and assist students in the development of academic schedules appropriate for the stated educational goals of students; provide resources that aide in making informed decisions. Advisors assist all students (not just advisees) who seek academic information; assisting pre-majors in the selection of academic majors; and directing students to resources within the University that provide assistance in making career and academic major choices.
Advisors assist students through their college transition and academic milestones; and provide support through academic difficulties including learning, psychological, or physical challenges. Academic Advisors collaborate with key campus partners and further their professional development to enhance skills.
Advising responsibilities, approximately 30% of this position, includes both individual and group advising diverse, underrepresented, and at-risk populations; maintaining advising records; and conducting degree audit work for students in all SCSE programs. Degree audit work requires detailed knowledge of SCSE degree programs, UMD and SCSE policies, and the University of Minnesota APAS (Academic Progress Audit System).
Registration responsibilities, approximately 30% of the position, include working with the course registration system, helping individual students resolve registration problems, and monitoring course availability. Advising and registration of incoming (new) freshmen and transfer students are part of these responsibilities.
Recruitment and admissions activities, approximately 20% of the position, consist of meeting with prospective students and their parents and representing the college at recruitment programs, college fairs, and community colleges.
Program development, approximately 20% of the position, includes contributing to all aspects of SCSE and campus-wide student advising, student affairs, and student service programs.
The Employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.
Master's degree and 1 year of related professional work experience.
Experience with academic advising in higher education. Strong oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills and organizational skills. Experiences working with diverse populations, along with ability to further develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
Experience with and knowledge of computer applications and database applications. Knowledge in the sciences, engineering, and/or advising toward professional programs is preferred.
Internal Number: 333030
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