Western Kentucky University, Honors College, invites applicants for the position of Academic Advisor. WKU is a progressive institution that seeks candidates possessing the same qualities. The Honors College seeks an outgoing, proactive, detail-oriented person, with creative problem-solving abilities to advise students related to College academic requirements and student success. The position reports to the Assistant Director of the Honors College. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2011.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
- The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.
- Serves as primary advisor for Exploratory/Undeclared Honors College students and as a secondary advisor for all other students in the College (e.g., maintaining advising records and databases, etc.).
- Provides proactive advising, interventions and referrals as necessary
- Coordinates the Honors Augmentation Contract (HAC), iCAP online audit, Honors Study Abroad credit and good standing/warning semester process, with appropriate follow up
- Coordinates an aggressive, college-wide advising and retention plan designed to maximize student success with the Honors curriculum
- Coordinates advising activities with AARC (Academic Advising and Retention Center), assists with pre-registration of incoming Honors freshmen and works with departmental, college and university advisors to address Honors advising issues
- Works with Office of Scholar Development, Office of Undergraduate Research and Study Abroad Global Learning to educate students on opportunities and make appropriate referrals
- Evalutes academic plans for “Honors in the Major” applicants and makes recommendations to the College admissions committee
- Serves as the College liaison to Administrative Systems and Applications to create and update appropriate Infoview Reports or Banner codes
- Develops appropriate assessment tools related to retention metrics in areas of responsibilities
- Teaching opportunities for successful candiate possessing requisite educational background
- Other duties assigned by supervisory personnel
- Bachelors degree in an academic field from an accredited institution
- Demonstrated evidence of a team-oriented, professional mindset with the experience and ability to be a creative problem-solver
- Ability to multi-task and show attention to detail in a fast-paced professional environment
- Excellent community building, organizational and communication both verbal and written skills
- Demonstrated outstanding computer technology capabilities
- Demonstrated passion for student service and success
- Willingness to work some evenings and weekends
Salary Grade: 107
Expected Salary: Commensurate with experience, education and background
For more information, contact Dr. Clay Motley, Chair of the Search Committee, at email@example.com
Applications for employment will be accepted electronically only. Interested candidates must submit a letter of application, a current resume, names, addresses, daytime phone numbers for three recent references, along with transcripts and three letters of recommendation. Please forward transcripts and letters of recommendation to: Human Resources Department, Western Kentucky University, Search Committee Academic Advisor, Honors College, Wetherby Administration Building, Room G25, 1906 College Heights Blvd #11003, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1003 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to the following website to apply. For further assistance call (270) 745-5934. Reference requisition number S2891. To ensure full consideration please submit application materials by April 29th, 2011. Position will remain open until filled.
Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.