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Academic Advisor

Company: Michigan Technological University
Location: dodgeville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or mtujobs@mtu.edu .

Job Description Summary

This position is responsible for overseeing, developing and implementing the General Sciences and Arts Program for students who arrive at Michigan Tech undecided, exploring their options before choosing a major.

This position is responsible for advising all students on campus who are questioning their major.

As a member of the Wahtera Success Center, this position also works with students who want or need academic support, who have academic success plans, who are on probation, and/or in need of outreach.

The Program Director/Advisor works closely with the College of Sciences and Arts, other Academic Advisors, the Wahtera Center for Student Success, the Dean of Students and especially Michigan Tech undergraduate students.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

  • Oversee, Develop and Implement the General Sciences and Arts Program.
  • Participate in Orientation as a Program Director and Academic Advisor.
  • Teach SA 1000: Exploring Majors at Michigan Tech during Fall and Spring Semesters.
  • Plan the course curriculum for SA 1000, maintain the Canvas Course, create assignments and evaluation methods.
  • Advise students who have not declared a major or who are considering changing major.
  • Meet with students to prepare for Registration.
  • Make sure students are completing appropriate courses for General Education and for potential degrees they are exploring to maximize credits toward degree.
  • Meet with students for academic outreach.
  • Be willing to respond to students questions and concerns outside of work hours.
  • Keep records of student meetings in Maxient.
  • Meet regularly with the Wahtera Center Success Staff.
  • Participate on committees related to Advising and Student Success.
  • Meet with prospective students and their families who visit campus.
  • Host a table at Michigan Tech Open House and Preview Day.
  • Collaborate with Admissions and University Marketing for recruitment.
  • Assist with efforts to recruit prospective students to the GSA program.
  • Prepare annual reports for the Dean of the College of Sciences and Arts.
  • Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work. Actively engage in University continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

    • Masters degree or relevant experience

    Required Experience (minimum requirements)

    • Teaching experience at the college and/or high school level.
    • Experience working with college students.
    • An understanding of how to navigate and succeed in a university environment.

    Desirable Education and/or Experience

    • Advising experience.
    • Experience with degree audits and minors audits.
    • Experience with general education.
    • Experience using Banner, Banweb, Maxient and registration system.
    • Experience planning and developing course curriculum.
    • Experience mentoring and motivating students.
    • Experience and knowledge of Michigan Tech majors, minors, and other educational opportunities.
    • Experience with retention efforts.
    • Experience recruiting and developing recruitment strategies.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

    • Knowledge of student success strategies.
    • Knowledge of first-year experience and the transition from high school to college.
    • Ability to mentor and motivate students.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff.

    Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

    Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

    Required University Training:

    • Employee Safety Overview

    • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training

    • Annual Data Security Training

    Background Check:

    Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

    Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)

    1.0

    FLSA Status

    Exempt

    Appointment Term

    10 months

    Pay Rate/Salary

    Negotiable Based on Experience and Qualifications

    Title of Position Supervisor

    Dean, College of Sciences and Arts

    Posting Type

    Internal & External

    Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

Keywords: Michigan Technological University, Duluth , Academic Advisor, Other , dodgeville, Minnesota

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