Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center (SCEC), and Outreach delivery unit of Outreach and Online Education (OOE) seeks a highly motivated professional Academic Advisor. The successful individual will work on the team that delivers the Sustainability Leadership Minor (SLM), RPTM Undergraduate Student Services, and Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center academic classes and programs.
Specifically, the candidate will be responsible for providing academic advising to students exploring and enrolled in the inter-college Sustainability Leadership Minor, and students exploring majors in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Management; sharing career information with students and assisting them in identifying other educational resources regarding careers in the field, particularly as they are expressed at Shaver’s Creek, meeting with prospective students and their families; interpreting university policies and procedures to students and faculty; guiding students in course selection, scheduling, and long-range planning; assisting in resolving academic problems; making professional referrals; documenting and maintaining confidential advising notes and maintaining the confidentiality of student records, and monitoring student academic progress.
Works closely with the SLM faculty lead to promote and maintain relationships with the minor’s stakeholders such as the Sustainability Institute, fellow advisors in the College’s and DUS, and specifically the RPTM Department and Shaver’s Creek.
The successful candidate will represent Shaver’s Creek, the department, and the college in university-sponsored recruitment and retention initiatives including New Student Orientation, Accepted Student Programs, Spend a Summer Day, Link UP, and Majors Night. Act as liaison between students, faculty, staff, campus, and University constituents as they relate to the Sustainability Leadership Minor, Shaver’s Creek, and the RPTM department.
The position provides assistance to projects and undergraduate student success initiatives and University-level academic advising-related searches and committee work, may assist in the supervision, hiring, evaluation, and training of professional and support staff. The successful candidate will be an active and engaged member of the Shaver’s Creek staff that attends weekly staff meetings, serves on committees, advances the Shaver’s Creek strategic plan, provides collegial support to fellow Shaver’s Creek staff.
This position requires a positive attitude, the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, high integrity and a strong work ethic, motivation to work for the overall well-being of the student, a commitment to ethics and diversity, and dedication to, and alignment with, the goals of the department. Competencies critical to success include outstanding interpersonal, verbal, and written communications; effective analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills; accuracy and attention to detail; the ability to handle multiple tasks; effective time management; and the use of sound judgment and professionalism. Typically requires a Master’s degree and 2 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with LionPath, Starfish, Word, and Excel, is a plus.