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Academic Advisor
Summary
Title:Academic Advisor
ID:1280
Department:Division of Student Development and Success
Location:Van Ness
Description

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Temporary

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058/9

Salary Range: $42,311.37 - 53,748.49 ($20.34 - $25.84/ hourly)

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

The incumbent functions as Academic Advisor in the Office of Academic Advising & Retention. The incumbent reports to the Director of Office Academic Advising & Retention and the Lead Academic Advisor. This position provides academic advising to new, continuing and returning students. Assist students in clarifying their educational and career goals and establishing a clear pathway to successfully complete the identified coursework or degree requirements. Implement a prescribed communication plan with assigned student caseload using various modalities such as but not limited to: meetings, phone calls, Skype, e-mails and text messages. Create a student success plan for each student. Respond to the students or any reports or concerns or other sources regarding students within his/her caseload. Responsible for understanding and adhering to University policies and procedures that help facilitate student success.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Meet with students to provide information and guidance on academic-related issues, such as graduation requirements and exceptions, major exploration, course planning and registration, transfer credit evaluation/substitution or advanced degree requirements.
  • Manage students' academic progress by evaluating their needs and developing appropriate educational plans through degree audits. Make referrals for students who need assistance with overcoming learning obstacles, specialized tutoring, extended or intensive assistance with career decisions or similar needs.
  • Coordinate and participate in new student and parent orientation sessions and the First Year Experience.
  • Maintain accurate and effective advising documentation and caseload management notes. (Calls made, emails sent, advising sessions completed, academic degree plans/audit, SAP Appeals)
  • Submit timely and accurate weekly activity reports.
  • Foster collaborative relationships with staff and faculty to develop student-centered communication, polices, and procedures.
  • Adhere to a flexible schedule changes during peak periods such as but not limited to registration (add/drop) and orientation.
  • Teach Freshman Orientation Course (Incumbent must possess a master’s degree and demonstrate instructional competency).
  • Attend/ participate in meetings or on committees at the discretion of the Director and or Lead.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree is strongly preferred.
  • The position requires two (2) to three (3) years of experience in advising; or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties.
  • Candidate must have strong interpersonal skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills. The incumbent must able to interact effectively with students of various ages, abilities and ethnic backgrounds.

Condition of Employment: This is a sponsored program appointment. The duration of this appointment is subject to grant fund availability.

Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not in the collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits: Depending upon length of appointment, selectee may or may not be eligible for full benefits such as health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia's retirement plan (TIAA).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This job is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University's EO Policy Statement, please visit: http://www.udc.edu/equal opportunity/.

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