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FLEX Academic Advisors- (Pooled Positions)

Company: Montana State University, Inc
Location: Bozeman
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

Academic Advisors will provide vital advising services for students and will work closely with Advising Commons as well as the academic units they serve.

Duties and Responsibilities Flex advisors provide in-depth, specialized, and/or comprehensive advising to students regarding class choices, curriculum options, majors, departmental and University policies and procedures, and other academic needs.

Provide academic advising for entering freshmen, transfer and transitioning students Advise continuing students in program to facilitate their academic progression toward degree Have in-depth understanding of curricula in area of advising focus Possess general knowledge of supporting coursework and curricula, and how to connect students to minors, certificates and programs to 'add value' to degrees (Study Abroad, student organizations, etc.) Maintain positive connections with faculty and staff in focus area to facilitate student connections Understand resources at MSU for student services, tutoring, health and wellness, etc. Participate in Orientation advising and registration activities Meet with Prospective students and parents visiting campus, participate in MSU Fridays and other recruiting activities Coordinate communication of information related to important dates, deadlines and procedures to advisees Performs other duties as assigned Assists with advising outreach and other projects as assigned

Required Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

Bachelor's degree in a relevant field with experience working with undergraduate college students in an academic or student support setting, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

Experience working with academic curricula, degree requirements, policies and procedures in a higher education setting. Demonstrated knowledge of higher education offices and resources that support student success.

Preferred Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

Master's degree. Experience working as an undergraduate academic advisor or student success coordinator. Experience with developmental advising philosophy and techniques. Experience working with enrollment and degree auditing software, such as DegreeWorks, CatCourse, Banner, MyInfo and/or relational database.

The Successful Candidate Will

Possess strong interpersonal skills and enthusiasm to work with and guide students as they discover and attain their academic and life goals. Possess the ability to create positive rapport and strong working relationships with colleagues throughout theMSUcommunity, to include: administrators, faculty, staff, other professional advisors and student support professionals. Possess strong written and oral communication skills. Possess strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Possess the ability to troubleshoot problems and have candid conversations. Possess experience and awareness of how to manage and maintain confidential information. Have proven ability to work independently and in a team environment. Have the ability to represent both Advising Commons and the Academic Units served in a professional and courteous manner. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information Flex Advisors work on an as-needed basis and cover key advising times as well as potential gaps in advising coverage. This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? No

Keywords: Montana State University, Inc, Bozeman , FLEX Academic Advisors- (Pooled Positions), Other , Bozeman, Montana

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