Academic Advisor

at Ivy tech

Sellersburg, IN

Posted on Sep. 15, 2016

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GENERAL PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF POSITION
Provide developmental academic advising for new and continuing students using a case management approach.
Assist students in defining personal and academic career goals, interpreting and understanding placement scores, program curriculum and pre-requisites, and developing basic skills to register for courses, as appropriate.
The Academic Advisor will refer students to appropriate internal and external resources that foster student success.
Reports to Director of Academic Advising.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES (Examples only)
Demonstrate strong commitment to student development and success through advocacy, positive attitude, adaptability, approachability, problem solving, and support
Demonstrate developmental academic advising that assists students in clarifying personal and academic career goals through the use of appropriate student development, human development, and student learning theories
Assist students in interpreting and understanding placement scores, program curricula, and pre-requisites, etc.
Assist students in gaining a basic understanding of the College's registration process and processes that need to be completed prior to the beginning of each semester
Maintain current knowledge of the institution's academic programs, curriculum, practices and academic and student policies
Coordinate with other Student Affairs and Academic Affairs areas to ensure accuracy of advising materials distributed to students, faculty, and staff
Possess a working knowledge of the various types of student financial assistance programs
Manage academic advising case load in a manner that promotes retention, persistence, and student success through proactive interactions and interventions
Assist students in the development of an Individualized Academic Plan
Monitor student progress through regular meetings, communications, interventions, assessments, and data collection
Maintain academic advising records in compliance with College and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act ( FERPA )
Develop and maintain appropriate relationships with students, faculty, and staff
Utilize a communication plan to engage the college community in the academic advising process
Engage in behaviors that create an inclusive environment in which all people are valued, supported, and respected
Actively participate in professional development opportunities and professional organizations, as well as college-wide committees, etc.
The above list of duties should not be contrasted as an exhaustive list.
Other duties logically associated with the position may be assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor's degree in education, psychology, counseling, social work, or related fields.
Minimum of three (3) years of experience in academic advising, admissions, career counseling or related higher education area is required or one (1) year of experience with a Master's degree.
Experience working with and being committed to diverse communication is required.
Excellent communication and time management skills, as well as the ability to demonstrate initiative and working in a team environment is required.
Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, email, and database applications including student records management systems and online social media tools.
Administrative and organizational skills along with strong customer service attributes are necessary.
Minimum of one to two years of relevant experience demonstrating leadership qualities is preferred.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Master's degree in college student personnel, higher education, counseling psychology, or related discipline is preferred.