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Academic Advisor

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Work type: Full Time Administrative
Location: Evansville, IN
Categories: Academic Advising/Academic Support

General Description 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.
Major Responsibilities: 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.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in college student personnel, higher education, counseling psychology, or related discipline is preferred. Community College experience or credential preferred.
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