Work as a member of the Engineering Advising Office within the Whiting School of Engineering Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs. The Academic Advisor will perform general advising duties, handle academic issues affecting students, manage registration processes for incoming freshmen and transfer students, coordinate the graduation clearance process, and provide information to prospective students and their parents.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
- Work with caseload of approximately 500-600 students (125 new students per year)
- Perform general advising duties and deal with academic issues affecting students
- Respond to policy questions
- Monitor academic progress and make decisions about academic probation and academic dismissal
- Answer students’ questions and interact with faculty and parents
- Manage registration process for caseload of incoming students: assist students with first semester registration during the summer by responding to questions via phone and email
- Conduct graduation clearance with Registrar’s Office, engineering departments, and the KSAS Office of Academic Advising
- Serve as the WSE UG Academic Affairs liaison to one or more WSE academic departments/centers
- Support retention and graduation goals by working with students on leave of absence or academic dismissal
- Support students’ appeals for reinstatement of financial aid following financial aid suspension
- Participate as a panelist in recruitment events
- Work with Undergraduate Admissions through participation in Open Houses and visitation days
- Represent the school and office at meetings and conferences
- Additionally, the academic advisor will be responsible for a number of special responsibilities/projects. Current assignments for this position include the following; these may change as new projects arise:
- advising several WSE student organizations
- coordinating the Vredenburg Travel Fund, a summer international experience program
- representing WSE on the B’More planning committee, a first-year student Intersession experience
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
- Master’s Degree
- 3 yrs. of experience advising or other academic support services role for undergraduate students.
- Master’s degree in student affairs, higher education, counseling or related field, including social science, is strongly preferred.
- Specific experience with engineering students and programs and student organization advising preferred.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Must be skilled in office software applications and possess ability to learn student information system.
- Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
- Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
- Knowledge of curriculum and academic policies essential.
Classified Title: Academic Advisor
Working Title: Academic Advisor
Starting Salary Range: $52,495 to $72,210 annually
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus
Department name: 10001469-Academic Affairs Ugrad
Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering
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