Watson College of Education

Academic Advisor


Vacancy: #14E090
Position # 1163

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is accepting applications for an 11-month Academic Advisor in the Watson College of Education. The candidate will join a small team of academic advisors who advise undergraduate students in programs within the Watson College of Education (WCE). The individual will report to the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs.

The individual will be expected to spend approximately half the week at the Onslow County extension site (located on the campus of Coastal Carolina Community College in Jacksonville, NC) and half the week at the main campus in Wilmington, depending on the needs of the students. The selected candidate will serve a large caseload of advisees from both locations who are transfer or freshmen-start students. The advisor will assist students with course mapping, reading degree audits, navigating university policies and procedures, and referrals to appropriate university support agencies. The advisor will serve as a liaison between program faculty members and their advisees, thus requiring intricate knowledge of university studies and academic program requirements. The advisor will serve the main campus and extension campus in a variety of ways: lead orientation events, provide group and individual advising, and maintain relationships with area community colleges. Experience and expertise in recruitment is preferred.

Significant experience with diverse populations and the military community would be particularly helpful and should be outlined in the submitted application. The successful candidate will be student-oriented, demonstrate the ability to clearly interpret and articulate complex academic requirements and policies/procedures, exhibit strong oral and written communication skills, maintain detailed records, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, and work effectively with students, faculty members, peer advisors, and key campus constituents. The position requires a self-motivated individual who is highly organized and can work both independently and collaboratively. The individual should embrace technology and be willing to use it as a tool for communication, a way to create efficiency in the advising process, and as a means of recording and reporting data.

A master’s degree is required. Experience in higher education and/or school settings is preferred.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by  April 14, 2014, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please complete the online application process available at http://consensus.uncw.edu. A letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information (including e-mail addresses) for three current professional references should be attached to the online application, not mailed or emailed. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are preferred. For questions relating to the online application process, contact Jennifer Coombs at coombsj@uncw.edu or 910.962.3196. Under North Carolina law, applications and related materials are confidential personnel documents and are not subject to public release. Salary commensurate with experience and education. Position begins upon hire as negotiated.

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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