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Academic Advisor

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Academic Advisor

  • University Library
  • Staff Full-time

Position Title: Academic Advisor

Department: Ctr Student Success and Retention

Advertised Pay: $44,816

Location: Washburn University

The screening committee will review all eligible applications submitted by January 27, 2023

Position Summary: Washburn University is committed to a model of Intrusive Academic Advising to promote student success. The Academic Advisor advises students concerning an appropriate academic schedule, choice of major, number of hours that need to be taken. Contact occurs on an individual and/or group basis, or virtually, or by correspondence. The Advisor will based upon disciplinary interest, expertise, and Unit needs, support student success goals with special focus upon Transfer, Dual Advised, and Degree Completion Students.

Essential Functions:
• Meets with current, prospective, transfer, returning, and at-risk (conditional, probationary) students and/or their parents to provide academic advising relative to academic program planning, student development, course scheduling, and other areas of educational counseling.

• Meets with students who are applying for the Fresh Start program to advise them of necessary procedures and activities to be considered for enrollment at Washburn.

• Serves an active role in the First-Year Experience (FYE) program, advising students and promoting opportunities related to the FYE program that support and facilitate student success.

• Teaches one-shot advising sessions and academic workshops, focused on helping students adapt to the college experience and discover academic success at Washburn.

• Develops and delivers advising presentations to students, faculty, and staff to educate and inform them about various programs, policies, and related advising issues.

• Pursues professional development opportunities focused on improving academic advising to enhance knowledge and expand effectiveness as an advisor and member of the CSS staff.

• Advisors are active members of internal Unit teams, CSSR, and University Committees

• Effectively uses the Navigate Student Success Software.

• Performs additional job-related duties as assigned or as appropriate.

Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree or completion of a master’s degree by the end of the semester of hire.
• Experience working in higher education student personnel or working directly with post-secondary students to promote student success.
• Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
• Ability to work successfully independently and effectively in a collaborative, team environment.
• Demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds who may possess a broad range of academic skills and goals.

Physical Requirements:
Some nights and weekends for events that require the advisor’s participation. (i.e., Family Day, workshops, Major-Meet Up events, orientation, etc.) Estimated to be about once a month.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in academic advising and/or academic counseling.

Full time, Exempt, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm   
Background Check Required

Washburn is an EOE and is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching-focused academic and work environment. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a campus climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented and/or marginalized in higher education.

Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.

Washburn University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants for employment. If you are an applicant who needs a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application or interview process, please email or call 785-670-1538 at least five (5) business days in advance of the date you need the requested accommodation.


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