SENIOR ACADEMIC AND CAREER ADVISOR

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Posting Number 00291
Title SENIOR ACADEMIC AND CAREER ADVISOR
Position Title SENIOR ACADEMIC AND CAREER ADVISOR
Position Number 00082
Job Description

Under the supervision of the Dean of Student Affairs, the Academic and Career Counselor helps students reach their educational and career goals by providing academic advising and career counseling to undergraduate and graduate. Coordinate and provide academic advisement, mentoring, career and personal advising. Career counseling responsibilities are to assist students in developing competencies required to become informed about the choice of a major, career and graduate school options, and make informed decisions related to their personal and professional goals. Work is performed under general supervision and performance is based upon completion of assignments and results obtained.

Required Qualifications

EDUCATION:
• Master’s degree or above in education, counseling, or general subject area of advising and two years’ experience in advising, recruiting, teaching, coaching, Student Affairs or other related area.

KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES/SKILLS:
• Ability to provide and analyze statistical data for periodic and end of year reporting.
• Excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills.
• Demonstrated database management skills.
• Ability to establish priorities, meet deadlines and attain growth-oriented goals.
• Must possess a car and a valid driver’s license.

COMPUTER SKILLS:
• Must possess excellent computer skills and be proficient in MS Windows, Word, Excel, etc.
• Experience with counseling software tools.

Minimum Requirements

• Two (2) years of post-graduate experience in academic and career advising.
• Experience working with undergraduate and graduate students in support of their academic skills/achievement and personal development.
• Demonstrated interest and experience in working with a student population that is diverse in terms of race, language of origin, ethnicity, nationality, religion, generation to college, sexual identity, abilities and interests.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Experience in counseling/assessment within a higher education setting.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with counseling software, such as Titanium Schedule.
• Experience planning, coordinating and facilitating outreach programs.
• Bilingual is preferred but not required.
• Knowledge of career exploration, advisement/counseling skills, demonstrated ability to work with students from diverse, ed. disadvantaged and non-traditional backgrounds.

Physical Demands

• This position requires the ability to load and transport materials, displays and other equipment.
• Some evening and weekend hours required.
• Sitting and standing for extensive periods of time.
• Walking, stooping, reaching, climbing high and low levels.
• Lifting up to 25 pounds; carrying materials to various locations.
• Finger and hand movement and feeling sufficient for computer and equipment operations.
• Clear speaking, hearing conversationally and seeing near and far.

Essential Duties

• Provides comprehension academic advisement, transfer, and graduation evaluation reviews, course selection, registration assistance, and educational, career, and personal advising. Assess student aptitudes, abilities, strengths, interests, test scores, academic records, and develops individualized education plans based on a thorough review of all relevant information.
• Assist students to identify their problems, think them through, evaluate them realistically, and deal with their aptitudes and abilities as related to their particular needs and circumstances, assist student to select appropriate educational/career goals, and implement corrective measures to alleviate any deficiencies.
• Assist in development of an academic/career plans consistent with student’s stated goals, interests and abilities.
• Review student skills, abilities, and previous academic performance as part of program planning and re-registration advising for new and continuing students.
• Help students through petition, reinstatement, and graduation processes. Sign off on graduation evaluations as final signature.
• Manages an assigned caseload, maintains regular contact with students, monitors, academic performance and maintains current file documentation.
• Maintain current knowledge of course/majors offered, prerequisites, general education and graduation requirements, university procedures, rules and regulations, and other student services.
• Provide accurate information about academic policies, procedures and requirements.
• Conducts advisement workshops, and individual advisement.
• Advises students with academic, probationary, and financial concerns and determines possible courses of action
• Assists students in using academic planning computer systems (e.g. MyCDU).
• Administer and interpret results of placement assessment instruments and maintain up-to-date files.
• Assists students in completing graduation applications and verifies data.
• Consult with faculty and staff regarding student needs.
• Maintains tracking systems of student contact and classifications for reporting purposes, such as academic and career assistance, workshops and classroom visits, orientation and others as directed by supervisor.
• Assist in providing training and/or staff development to faculty and staff and act as a campus resource on psychology.
• Recommend, administer and interpret standardized career assessment inventories.
• Provides occupational information and maintain the career resource library.
• Propose special activities to enhance the personal, educational or cultural development of students. Develop and modify as appropriate forms and informational flyers and letters.
• Assist and participate in the formulation and implementation of organizational goals and objectives. Collect retention-related student data for the annual evaluation. Participate in regular department and component meetings. Collect statistics on students advised and monitor assessment guidelines.
• Participate and support student life activities, including orientation activities for new and returning students.
• Maintain effective communication and provide high quality customer service to potential employers, faculty, staff, students, and community members.
• Create effective marketing strategies and materials to increase participation in Academic and Career Advising services and initiatives.
• Develop and maintain web page information for academic and career advising services.
• Supervise practicum students as appropriate to level of training.
• Provide outreach services to the University community and assist with community outreach initiatives.
• Complete other duties as assigned by the Office of the Provost.

Complexity

• The ability to perform highly detailed work with sustained attention and care while providing/obtaining information on numerous inquiries is paramount to success in this position.

Mental Demands

• The ability to perform highly detailed work with sustained attention and care while providing/obtaining information on numerous tasks is paramount to success in this position.
• Able to work effectively and concurrently on unrelated tasks; use of sustained concentration and decision-making processes.
• Constant calculating, reasoning, judgment, resourcefulness, analytical ability and ingenuity.
• Able to prioritize work for best outcomes.

Work Environment

• Variable work environments, including non-traditional service areas.
• May work in cramped, crowded quarters.
• Drives personal vehicle for business purposes.

Special Requirements

• Ability to work effectively with a diverse community.

Job Code 3177
FLSA Exempt
Category Full Time
Grade PS-1
Number of Vacancies 1

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Charles R. Drew University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Reference List and Contact
Optional Documents
  1. Professional Licenses
  2. Professional Certifications or Permits
  3. Educational Credentials