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Academic Advisor, First Year Programs
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Date Posted Nov. 30, 2018
Title Academic Advisor, First Year Programs
University Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Daytona Beach, FL, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Educational Services
    Educational Services
    Counseling Services

Academic Advisor, First Year Programs – (180561)


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is currently hiring an Academic Advisor for First Year Programs to assist with the development, implementation, and operation of programs designed to enhance the students’ overall experience at ERAU through academic advising and referral assistance to first year students. This position teaches sections of the course College Success (UNIV 101). The Academic Advisor meets with students frequently, assists students in other ways as appropriate, and serves as a support, resource and liaison person for all program contacts and participants.

Responsibilities include the following:
Provide academic counseling and referral assistance to students seeking services
Teach sections of UNIV 101 and/or serve as coach for UNIV instructors and Peer Mentors as needed
Assist in the recruitment, selection and training of Student Assistants, Peer Mentors, Tutors, and other facilitators of First Year Programs
Coordinate with other campus departments and resources in the development of services and assistance in the support of student success and retention
Research and review evolving techniques and technologies which assist in the academic support and success of students
Assist in the evaluation and assessment process through which First Year Programs gathers feedback from students and/or other members of the campus community
Coordinate programs and activities sponsored by First Year Programs (e.g., the First Generation Student Association)
Monitor progress toward stated goals and objectives identified within the university’s Strategic Plan; prepare reports and projects, as required, on program activities
Conduct training and development courses in support of the department and university’s mission
Communicate with students and their families of choices available in various university academic programs
Learn about and consistently use the Appreciative Advising model when interacting with students
Other duties as deemed necessary by the Director of First Year Programs
Some evenings and weekends required; minimal travel


Required Qualifications:
Master’s degree in higher education, student affairs, counseling, or a STEM field
Prior teaching experience or a strong interest in teaching
Prior experience working within higher education
Proven student advocate dedicated to the success of each student. Student success is not a "one-size-fits-all" equation, so the candidate must:
Be passionate about connecting with students in a professional manner
Possess strong communication (especially listening) skills
Be able to encourage student reflection and ownership in the advisement process
Be empathetic and enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds
Be customer service driven
Be willing to see each situation through to its conclusion
Be comfortable with ambiguous situations
Be a lifelong learner interested in professional and personal development
Show proper judgement
Maintain confidentiality
Genuinely put students first
Team player with an open mind who is willing to learn and compromise when necessary
Keen eye for detail and ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment
Able to represent the department and the university well in person and in writing with parents, staff, faculty, and the community
Possess a strong work ethic with the ability to handle multiple tasks in a high volume environment, completing tasks in a timely manner
Strategic thinker with a knowledge of and interest in the assessment of program outcomes, student learning outcomes, and producing professional reports for all constituents of the campus community
Technical savviness required, above average experience with Microsoft Office Products is a must

Preferred Qualifications:
Prior academic advising experience
Knowledge of the following systems:
Student Information Systems (e.g., Campus Solutions)
Retention Software products (e.g., Target X)
Learning Management Systems (e.g., Canvas)

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