Full-Time at Northern Arizona University, Extended Campuses
posted on July 17, 2012
• Position located on the Flagstaff Mountain Campus in Flagstaff, AZ.
• This position reports to an Advising Coordinator in the Extended Campuses Student Service Center.
• This position requires the ability to meet Arizona Administrative Code Fleet Safety Policy requirements as occasional travel is required.
• Weekend and evening hours may occasionally be required.
• A letter of interest, resume and three professional references must be included with the online application. Provide references who will speak to the candidate's ability to accomplish assigned work accurately, creatively, and on deadline; to possess initiative, sound judgment and self-confidence; and to work collaboratively, effectively, and harmoniously with other adults in an educational setting.
• Participates on advising team serving on-line and Extended Campuses students.
• Assesses the student's stage of academic development and promotes student growth by determining suitable developmental tasks; assists student in establishing realistic and attainable academic goals.
• Advises students on academic issues; identifies the educational options appropriate for each student and assists with the analysis of each option, including possible outcomes and their implications.
• Maintains contact with departmental personnel in each of the colleges as appropriate.
• Assists students with completion of forms and documents and proactively informs them of pertinent procedures and requirements; verifies and signs as advisor on student paperwork and prepares it for submission to the appropriate academic department.
• Identifies options for students to satisfy degree requirements; Identifies, and recommends potential petitions for curriculum adjustments for individual students; assists students in completion Documents approved course petitions in database.
• Maintains student files and records. Reviews entire file system on a semi-annual/annual basis. Documents all pertinent student information.
• Interprets and explains college and university policies and procedures; presents academic information to new students at occasional events all around the state.
• Checks various forms for accuracy such as graduation applications, updating credit, overload petitions, curriculum changes; assists students in their completion.
• Evaluates transfer transcripts from other academic institutions for equivalencies and application to NAU degree program
• Assists in recruitment of potential students by advising them of general academic requirements of a specific college; describes courses; disseminates information regarding registration procedures.
• Assists students with admission and registration; provides guidance in course selection in keeping with the student's interests, values and abilities.
• Participates in cohort recruitment and management of same.
• Liaisons with departmental personnel in each of the colleges as appropriate.
• Follows up with student paperwork and processing offices as necessary to ensure prompt and accurate service
• Assists other team members with advising load as needed.
• Collaborates with graduate assistant advising staff in providing student services.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Bachelor's degree in a field related to area of assignment AND one year academic advising experience; OR
• Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
• Skill in interviewing and advising.
• Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills with demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly and concisely.
• Demonstrated strong networking and relationship building skills.
• Demonstrates an ability to interact effectively and professionally with faculty, students, staff and community members of diverse cultural backgrounds, age ranges, and experience levels.
• Excellent organization, time management, and follow-up skills; demonstrated ability to successfully handle multiple projects concurrently; ability to work as part of a team and/or independently.
This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting.
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.
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