Professional Advisor

Thomas More Success Center


To Apply
Send resume/CV, cover letter, and reference list to:
person Laura Custer, Director of Human Resources
email hr@thomasmore.edu
phone 859-344-3314
Location
place Thomas More University, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills, KY 41017

Description

 

Basic Purpose  

This position is for a Professional Academic Advisor. The Professional Academic Advisor supports academic and intrusive advising with the goal of meeting the Thomas More University mission, aiding students in a timely path to graduation, and helping students be prepared for postgraduate opportunities. The professional advisor’s caseload consists primary advising to exploring students, as well as supporting students who are primarily advised by faculty. The Student Success Advisor reports directly to the Director of the Thomas More Success Center. 

 

Core Competencies 

  • Knowledge of evidence-based practice of academic advising 
  • Excellent interpersonal, planning, problem-solving, organizational and communication skills 
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently  
  • Self-starter, entrepreneurial, resourceful, and action-oriented 
  • Life-long learner 
  • Ability to interact well with student, staff, faculty, and outside constituencies  
  • Ability to meet deadlines 

 

Principal Duties & Responsibilities 

Advise students on academic policies and procedures, course registration preparation, and resolving academic scheduling problems in concert with their primary faculty advisor 

  • Primary advising for exploring students and students transitioning majors  
  • Participate in orientation, welcome week, and advising activities  
  • Assist students in developing a personalized educational plan 
  • Assist students in developing skills to set and achieve intentional goals 
  • Monitor and support students to make choices leading toward degree completion in a timely fashion 
  • Aid in student retention 
  • Promote student awarenesof campus resources 
  • Track metrics for student success related to advising 
  • Report assessment findings on an annual basis to appropriate stakeholders  
  • Support QEP on advising reporting 
  • Develop student and faculty workshops on advising 
  • Maintain understanding and implementation of current advising best practices   
  • Design and implement a structure for disseminating advising successes 
  • Follow FERPA guidelines 
  • While working primarily during regular office hours, be regularly available for evening and weekend activities 
  • Engage in professional development 

 

Education, Specialized and/or Technical Knowledge Requirements  

 Required 

  • Associate’s degree with five years of experience working in higher education; or a minimum of a bachelor’s degree 
  • Experience working with teams 
  • Knowledge of relevant technology including Microsoft Office applications, Canvas, and the willingness to learn new software helpful to serving students with learning differences 
  • Preferred 
  • At least two years of higher education advising and/or teaching experience  
  • Experience working with students from a variety of backgrounds and academic abilities 
  • Supervisory experience 

 

 

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