Full-Time at Northern Arizona University, Gateway Student Success Center
posted on September 6, 2012
This position will be assigned to one of the following teams:
Training and Specialized Programs: Specializes in Freshman Outreach, Academic Probation Outreach, departmental training and presentations.
Specialized Programs: Specializes in Premedical advising, Pre-Law advising, Graduate School Prep.
Advising Processes: Specializes in Priority Enrollment, Early Enrollment Advising, course capacity, file transition coordination.
Career: Promotes integrated career advising across the NAU campus, conducts career and job search workshops, individual appointments and trainings, manages online job posting database, hosts Career and Graduate School Fairs, maintains recruiter relations and on campus recruiting activities.
• The primary responsibility for a Career and Academic Advisor in the Gateway Student Success Center is to interview and advise students regarding career and academic goals. The advisor collaborates with administrators, faculty and staff to provide assistance to a variety of populations that may include students, faculty, staff, alumnae, and employers. The advisor also has a liaison responsibility with at least one academic division
• Participates as a member of a work team in providing academic and career information and advising of academic requirements, university programs and services to prospective, incoming, and current students with a focus on incoming freshmen, first year students, and students undecided about a major.
• Advises students on career and academic issues; identifies educational options appropriate for each student and assists with the analysis of each option, including possible outcomes and their implications.
• Provides advisement in keeping with the student's interests, values, abilities and major or exploratory interests.
• Provides unofficial evaluation of transfer transcripts from other academic institutions for Liberal Studies equivalencies and possible application to NAU degree programs.
• Monitors academic progress of students toward degree; identifies current and potential needs or problem areas (e.g. study skills, tutoring) and refers students to appropriate campus resources for assistance.
• Conducts various advising, career planning, and job search workshops and seminars for target populations.
• Facilitates and participates in various outreach activities including Daily Campus Visits, Discover NAU, Career and Graduate School fairs.
• Presents, participates, and/or facilitates various campus activities and events as well as attends and/or serves on committees as part of the campus community.
• Encourages students to engage in opportunities across campus relevant to their needs. Provides information about various student groups as well as appropriate referrals.
Interprets and explains college and university policies and procedures.
• Participates in student orientation and transfer orientation advising sessions and presents academic information to new students and parents during these orientations.
• Checks various forms for accuracy such as program/plan declarations, petitions, overload petitions; assists students in their completion.
• Enrolls students, signs petitions as an advisor, and removes holds when appropriate.
• Works with students to explore careers, assist with resume development and job seeking skills.
• Maintains student files, databases, and records in accordance with federal guidelines (FERPA). Documents student interactions according to academic unit requirements.
• Supports data collection and analysis as required by the academic unit.
• Provides a comprehensive and informed presence to the university community and serves as a liaison and resource for assigned area of specialization.
• Works in conjunction with team on various projects as assigned.
• Communicates pertinent student information via e-mail, phone, web referral, and face to face.
• Works with specific student populations with unique advising needs, e.g., student athletes, international students, Finish in Four students.
• Demonstrates professional behaviors and attitudes that support the University's mission and goals.
• Assess the student¿s stage of development and promote growth by assisting students in establishing realistic and attainable academic and career goals.
• Bachelor's degree in a field related to area of assignment AND one year career and/or academic advising experience; OR
• Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.
• Experience and/or knowledge of higher education practices, policies, and procedures.
• Bilingual capability in Navajo and/or Spanish.
• Master's degree in any field.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
• Skill in interviewing and advising.
• Skill in presentations, public speaking, and public relations.
• Ability to interact effectively with faculty, students, colleagues and community members of diverse cultural backgrounds, age ranges, and experience levels.
• Must be detail oriented.
• Ability to organize multiple projects at one time.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Word, Access etc.).
• Knowledge of career/life planning processes.
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Ability to work with technology specific to advising, i.e. PeopleSoft/Oracle/Banner
Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check.
Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.
This is a Classified Staff (CLS) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System; paid vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at www.nau.edu/hr. Classified Staff employees are in a probationary status for their first six months at NAU.
Employees offered a position on or after July 20, 2011, will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan) after 90 days of employment. If you accept an offer on or after July 20, 2011, you will begin participating in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period following 6 months after your start date. More information is available at: http://hr.nau.edu/node/10159.
September 24, 2012 at midnight.