Location: Newport, RI Category: Education Posted On: Fri Nov 2 2018 Job Description:
The professional advisor will be responsible for closely collaborating with faculty academic advisors and student affairs staff to provide student-centered undergraduate advising for first year students. The advisor reports to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies and is responsible for the integration, facilitation and coordination of outcomes driven efforts in academic advising that support student success (e.g., retention, persistence, accomplishment, and graduation). These objectives are achieved through student-centered, holistic approaches designed to foster student success.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Advise students individually and/or with groups regarding academic core and/or departmental requirements, appropriate class selection, academic policies and procedures, and campus resources.
Assist students with identification of long-term goals, possible majors, and career plans. Work to position students to meet requirements for graduation within appropriate periods of time while preparing them to meet future goals.
Coordinate advising programs for special populations of students within scope of responsibility, such as new or transfer students, undeclared majors, etc.
Work with offices such as Career Development, Academic Center for Excellence, Health Services, Athletics, Student Activities and Academic Departments to facilitate programs that meet the needs and developmental trajectory of the students.
Work with the Office of the Registrar to coordinate registration of first year students at summer orientations and coordinate faculty advisor sessions at each session.
Serve as a member of the student success committee and work collaboratively with the members of the committee to collect and capture benchmark data to inform retention and student engagement; act as a liaison and resource for both faculty and students.
Oversee the facilitation, implementation and analysis of the early progress reports for first year students and any other pertinent retention data captured through advising.
Serve as a point-person in each academic major to work with at-risk students by guiding a success plan.
Assist at-risk students with course selection to support student success goals.
Share data on retention and the work of the student success committee with the faculty assembly; engage in outreach with academic departments to present data on retention trends.
Together with student affairs staff, carry a case load of at-risk students and hold weekly meetings to track progress and guide students to academic resources.
Oversee the academic dismissal process (student notifications, follow-up) and engage in outreach to dismissed students.
Strategic and Planning
Plan and facilitate training sessions for specific groups including new faculty and faculty academic advisors on academic advising and advising in the core curriculum.
Use collected academic advising assessment and benchmark data to inform student and institutional success and improvement.
Coordinate efforts to continuously provide a high-quality and student-centered academic advising experience for students and ensure the professional development of faculty academic advisors in advising.
Develop and organize easily accessible academic advising resources for all faculty, staff, and students.
Update faculty and student advising syllabus as necessary and facilitate meaningful methods of assessment of academic advising.
Write and provide an annual end-of-the year report on academic advising.
Earned Master's degree in Higher education or related field.
Demonstrated expertise with academic advising in higher education.
Knowledge of first year student issues and advising techniques to support persistence to graduation.
Commitment to NACADA's Core Values of Academic Advising.
Demonstrated ability to work with electronic student records.
Knowledge and respect for faculty governance principles.
Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including:
health and dental coverage
tuition benefits and more
Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant will all applicable non-discrimination laws.
Internal Number: 104492
About Salve Regina University
Located on a picturesque campus in the historic city of Newport, R.I., Salve Regina University is a Catholic, coeducational university founded by the Sisters of Mercy. The University offers a comprehensive education with a liberal arts foundation that fosters the development of each student's individual talents.Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the University enrolls more than 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world. Salve Regina's diverse range of academic programs is complemented by community service initiatives, extracurricular activities and a full athletics program featuring varsity, intramural and club sports.The undergraduate course of study is designed to further intellectual, social and spiritual growth and encourage students to work for a world that is harmonious, just and merciful. Graduate and continuing education programs are tailored to the unique needs of adult students, combining the integration of knowledge and personal values with the development of greater competency in both theory and practice.Salve Regina's 80-acre campus is set on seven contiguous Gilded Age estates and features 21 st...ructures of historic significance that have been sensitively adapted to meet University needs while also preserving their status as treasures of the 19th and early 20th centuries.