Academic Advisor

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Regis University

Academic Advisor

Department: Office of the Dean - CBE (BEDN)

Position Category: Staff

FTE: 1.0

Schedule: Monday – Friday
8:30am – 5:00pm

Will driving be required?: No

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Requested start date for this position: 6/20/2017

Pay Rate: $48,000.00/year

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Campus Location: Northwest Denver

Full-time or Part-time: Full-Time

Posting Number: 201100990

Job Summary:

The Academic Advisor provides guidance to students by serving as a source of information about degree requirements, university and college policies and processes, and by ensuring students experience excellent customer service while earning their degree. Academic Advisors collaborate with departments across the University including faculty who serve as development advisors to ensure students' goals and CBE learning outcomes are met. Academic advisors are actively involved in improving student retention and persistence rates.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

• Provide advising to students through one-on-one appointments, drop-in advising, telephone and email communication.
• Proactively contact graduate students each term to offer assistance and note potential issues with their course work (e.g., earning a sub-par grade).
• Engage in degree plan and programmatic advising by providing information about course availability when possible and helping students identify educational learning opportunities and resources.
• Refer graduate students to other units within the university (e.g., Financial Aid, Experiential Learning, Office of Disabilities) and follow up on those referrals.
• Maintain student records in compliance with FERPA and SEVIS on Regis University systems.
• Assist in the graduation verification process.
• Reach out to students not registered for a course to improve retention and persistence rates as well as student satisfaction.
• Maintain complete records of activities and submit routine written reports to their supervisor as requested.
• Collaborate with CBE administration, faculty, and staff to help attain common goals through participation in meetings, project teams, training and planning activities.
• Assist with other projects as needed to ensure excellent student support is provided.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution plus course work in a master’s degree program.
• Effective oral and written communication skills, including strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work tactfully and effectively with faculty, staff, and students.
• Enthusiasm for education.
• Commitment to equal opportunity and diversity, and the ability to appreciate and support diverse student backgrounds and experiences.
• Strong computer experience with word processing and aptitude for learning SIS systems.
• Ability to take initiative and work independently as well as collaboratively.
• Ability to use sound judgment under pressure.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
• Significant experience in an educational setting performing student service functions such as academic advising, retention, financial aid, and admissions.
• Exceptional, demonstrated skills at all levels of communication, including the ability to communicate openly, honestly, and respectfully with students, colleagues, and community members to facilitate discussion and decision making.

About Regis:

Regis University, inspired by its Jesuit Catholic heritage, has been committed to academic excellence, personal development and community engagement since its founding in 1877. Regis provides values-based education at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Its motto, “Men and Women in Service of Others,” describes the purpose of Jesuit education: to form men and women who use their knowledge in the unselfish service of others. Regis is composed of five colleges: the College of Contemporary Liberal Studies, Regis College, College of Computer & Information Sciences, College of Business & Economics, and Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, which includes the schools of pharmacy, physical therapy and nursing.
Beyond its historic campus in Northwest Denver, there are Regis campuses in Thornton, the Denver Tech Center and in Colorado Springs. Regis currently serves about 10,000 students in online and campus environments and has been ranked as a top school in the Western Region for 20 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report.

UA EEO Statement:

This statement is intended to indicate clearly that the University is morally committed to the principles of nondiscrimination – that we want to do this rather than just have to by law.

“In accordance with its Jesuit Catholic mission, Regis University is committed to maintaining a humane atmosphere in which the civil rights of every individual are recognized and respected. Regis University does not unlawfully discriminate in either the provision of educational services or in employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law. Within this context, Regis University does reserve the right to give employment preference to persons who demonstrate by word and practice a commitment to the University’s mission and educational goals.”

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Open Until Filled: Yes

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