Academic Advisor

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The position of Academic Advisor is a full time position and provides advisement on the policies and proceduresof the degree programs, with special attention to the academic curriculum. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Academic Services and Disability Services Coordinator, this position will require an 11:30am-7:30pm schedule Monday– Thursday and 9:00am-5:00pm on Friday. Occasional weekends may be required for larger campus events.

I.   Responsibilities and Duties
 
 A.  STUDENT CONTACT
1.            General Advising
·         Manage case load of up to 250 students across all bachelor and master degree programs.
·         Address school, work, and home/family life issues that may impact a students success at theBAC.
·         Assess student needs and make referrals to other BAC offices, as appropriate.
·         Direct outside referrals to the Student Assistant Program.
·         Provide guidance to students on the policies/procedures of the institution, as outlined in the BAC Catalog.
·         Reach out and counsel students who receive Academic Warnings.
·         Educate students on the administrative requirements of thePortfolio Review process.
·         Advise students regarding the requirements of Practice as they pertain to Academic progression through the curriculum.
·         Attend registration days to provide walk-in advisement for students.
·         Explain the educational appeals process and advise students when it is appropriate to submit an appeal.
 
2.             Course Sequencing
·         Assist students in selecting courses appropriate to their needs in the context of an educational sequence.
·         Provide educational guidance for timing to sit for Portfolio Reviews.
·         Counsel students on appropriateness of add,drop, and withdrawal decisions.
·         Advise students on the leave of absence policy and possible academic implications.
 
3.            Case Management of Students on Probation
·         Complete Contract for Educational Progress(CEP) with each student on probation.
·         Conduct follow-up meetings as required by CEP.
·         Track probation students to report outcomes each semester.
 
4.            New Student Orientations
·         Assist with planning all New Student Orientations(NSO).
·         Attend all NSOs and meet individually with students to orient them to the curricular sequence and select their first semester courses.
 
B.                  ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
 
·         Clearly document meetings with students.
·         Maintain student records and abide by confidentiality standards, in compliance with FERPA regulations.
·         Act as a liaison for student feedback to the administration through regular meetings with the Director and Advising Staff.
·         Attend bi-weekly Student Support Committee Meetings.
·         Attend Appeals Committee meetings to provide any additional information to the voting members.
·         Conduct Academic Clearances for Portfolio Review and Degree Project/Thesis eligibility.
·         Assist with Phone Support during registration weeks.
 
II.     Standards of Professionalism
 
·         Team and Interpersonal skillsSuccess in this position requires positive relationships with other team members.
    
·         Service Orientation:   Success in this position requires a service-oriented perspective in which, to the greatest extent possible, students and faculty are treated in such a way as to feel valued and well served in their contactswith the school through you.
    
·         Confidentiality and DiscretionSuccess in this position requires the ability not only to maintain the confidentiality of student and faculty records,but also the ability to discern when it is appropriate to divulge privileged, if not necessarily confidential, information.
 
III.         Qualifications
 
·         Bachelor degree required. Master degree in related field preferred. 1-3 yearsof full-time experience in higher education preferred.
·         Familiar with curricular advisement at the bachelor and master level, preferred.
·         Ableto guide students toward an appropriate educational path that will vary from student to student.
·         Must be a perceptive and intuitive listener who is also comfortable enforcing school policy and procedures.
·         Must be willing to appropriately address school, work, and home/family life issues as they pertain to success at the BAC.
·         Will provide suggestions and be an active member in the growth of the academic advising program.
 
IV.    Requirements
·         Thisposition will require an 11:30am-7:30pm schedule Monday– Thursday and 9:00am-5:00pm on Friday. Occasional weekends may be required for larger campus events.
·         Must be able to speak clearly and understand spoken communication.
·         Must be flexible in terms of position description duties and responsibilities.

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