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Academic Advisor

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Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application. These documents will be used to evaluate your written communication skills as well as supporting documents of your knowledge, skills, abilities, education and professional experience. Also provide a list of references (including at least two current or former supervisors with full contact information to include address, telephone and email). The finalist will be subject to a criminal background check.

Position Information

General Information

Position Number 004444
Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Working Title Academic Advisor
Position Designation EHRA Non-Faculty
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
Months per Year 12
Work Schedule

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Hours per week 40
FLSA Status Exempt
Division Academic Affairs
Department College of Engineering (Col)
Work Location EPIC
Salary Range
Primary Purpose of Department

Our mission is to deliver bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in a research intensive environment that provides students with the opportunity to develop state-of-the-art technical skills, a practice-ready orientation, and extraordinary character. We leverage our urban location in Charlotte to provide students and faculty with unique opportunities in all aspects of civil and environmental engineering, with a particular emphasis on energy and sustainability.

Primary Purpose of Position

The CEE Advising Center serves both undergraduate and graduate students within the department’s academic programs, students in transition, and to prospective high school and transfer students in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. The primary purpose of the Center is providing academic advising using a developmental model. Using a developmental model approach, Academic Advisors in the Center work with students so that students develop the knowledge and skills and personal accountability needed to explore their academic and co-curricular options, evaluate and track their own progress toward graduation, access support and enrichment services, and understand and follow university policies and timelines. Advising services encompass a range of interactions with students from individual and small group meetings to email and social media, among others. The Center also provides orientation to new students, support to first-generation college students and transfer students, intervention programs for at-risk students, and graduate students. CEE advisors have the ability to work autonomously in a complex, team-oriented academic office with significant student traffic, have a commitment to student success and the ability to listen and analyze academic needs, will collaborate with faculty in Civil & Environmental Engineering Department to provide additional information/services/programming to majors, will participate in new student orientations (SOAR), Majors Day, EXPLORE UNC Charlotte, and other events as necessary, generate reports on academic progression, graduation-oriented advising, and develop a thorough working knowledge of campus support services and referral processes.

Summary of Position Responsibilities

The entry-level academic advisor is primarily an implementer of a developmental advising model that involves a tailored series of interactions and communications using advising tools and systems designed to address the specific needs of the students served by the CEE Advising Center. This tailored, developmental approach acknowledges that individual student profiles and those of student cohorts may differ not only at the onset of the student academic experience, but throughout their academic career. The advisor must have the experience, education, and background necessary to serve the educational function of an advisor, however he or she is doing so in a context developed by the Center and in collaboration with more experienced colleagues and the Director. Specific functional areas include:
• Academic advising
• Orientation and outreach
• Targeted advising
• Student services support to graduate students in CEE
• Commitment to student success and the ability to listen and analyze academic needs.
• Collaboration with faculty in Civil and Environmental Engineering Department to provide additional information/services/programming to majors
• Reporting on academic progression and graduation-oriented advising
• Thorough working knowledge of campus support services and referral processes

Minimum Education/Experience

Education: A master’s degree in academic advising, student services, higher education, engineering, or a related field required.

Experience: two years of experience involving student academic advising in a higher education setting.

The candidate must also be attentive to detail, possess strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize while multi-tasking and manage tasks in an efficient and timely manner. Excellent communication and interpersonal problem-solving skills are a must. Ability to interact effectively with advisees, staff, and faculty required. A viable candidate must comprehend and abide by federal and university student confidentiality requirements. Proficient use of computers (Microsoft Access, Excel, Word, Powerpoint) is necessary.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experience

A working knowledge of BANNER, Starfish, and DegreeWorks or other academic advising systems is a plus.

Necessary Certifications/Licenses
Preferred Certifications/Licenses
Special Notes to Applicants

Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application. These documents will be used to evaluate your written communication skills as well as supporting documents of your knowledge, skills, abilities, education and professional experience. Also provide a list of references (including at least two current or former supervisors with full contact information to include address, telephone and email).

The finalist will be subject to a criminal background check.

Posting Open Date 08/04/2017
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Hire Date
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Contact Information

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Where did you learn about this posting?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • UNC Charlotte Website
    • Another Website
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • HERC Job Board
    • Personal Referral
    • Other
  3. Please select the number of years of experience you have had as a professional academic advisor since the completion of your Master's degree.
    • No experience
    • Less than 2 years experience
    • 2 - 5 years experience
    • More than 5 years experience
  4. A working knowledge of BANNER, Starfish, and DegreeWorks or other academic advising systems is a plus. Please describe your experience using these systems (or other related tools).

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents