Academic Advisor

North Dakota State University

Fargo, ND

Job posting number: #7255769

Posted: June 17, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


Provide academic advising services based on the NACADA Core Competencies guiding framework.
Advise a caseload of students (typically new, transfer, primarily first and second year students) with understanding of academic curriculum including selection of courses, major fit, policies and procedures; and support advisees with campus resources and referrals.
Assist students with academic planning and registration beginning at summer orientation registration sessions and subsequently throughout their time at NDSU leading up to a transition point to a faculty advisor.
Assist students with academic difficulty, including providing proactive outreach and other strategies to improve academic performance.
Refer students as needed to other student support services (financial aid, counseling, center for writers, etc.).
Discuss career goals, outcomes, and resources with students utilizing Handshake, FOCUS2, and other available resources.
Maintain frequent outreach and timely communication with students and scale it based on recorded student support need.
Utilizing the NDSU co-curricular model, help students identify and understand opportunities to maximize their student experience at NDSU to positively impact their communities.
Meet with students interested in changing majors.
Provide supplemental academic and career advising for walk-in, email, and phone call inquiries.
Regularly use official student success platform, Campus Connection, Outlook, and other resources to accurately record student interactions including appointments held and appropriate notes/reports and degree progress.
Ensure all advisees' plans of study are within student success software.
Participate in outreach campaigns including departmental, college, and university-wide that includes various types of student outreach including emailing, calling, follow up, and reporting on results.
Participate in ongoing training for accurate information on innovative and effective advising and career development techniques.
Maintain regular involvement with faculty, administrators, and related campus offices (Registration & Records, Student Success Programs, etc.) for academic curriculum, policy/procedure and other pertinent updates.
Support and engage, as appropriate, with major admission events (Discover Days, National College Fair, etc.).
Work Schedule:

Academic Year Hours: Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm
Summer and Break Hours: Monday-Friday: 7:30am-4pm
Occasional evening and weekend hours throughout the year.
Advertised Salary:


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree
2+ years of student engagement on a college campus.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Evidence of commitment to creating inclusive, student-focused, and positive work spaces.
Current knowledge of student development and counseling theory.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Exceptional organizational skills, detail oriented, and a problem-solver.
Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree
Advanced experience and knowledge of student advising issues and university/college policies and procedures.
Applicant Materials Required:

Cover Letter
Names and contact information of three (3) professional references

NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university – with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include: wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include: supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

About Us:

North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. We educate leaders who solve national and global challenges by providing affordable access to an excellent education that combines teaching and research in a rich learning environment.

NDSU is in the highest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, R1, granted to the top research institutions in the country.

NDSU has offices across the state of North Dakota, and the main campus is in Fargo, on the Minnesota border. Along with Moorhead, Minnesota, Fargo forms one of the largest metropolitan centers between Minneapolis and Seattle. The community is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live.

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Job posting number:#7255769
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Online Job Advertising
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