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Academic Advisor for College of Arts and Science

 
 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Academic Advisor is responsible for providing comprehensive, proactive retention services for students enrolled in Trinity’s historic undergraduate women’s college. The Academic Advisor-CAS reports to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and liaises between Trinity students and the University’s academic programs. This position also advises Trinity students so that they are receiving the attention they require with regard to academic planning and administrative policies/procedures.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree required

LEVEL & TYPE OF EXPERIENCE:

  • Full-time, professional academic advising experience at a college or university setting

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of advising methodologies for students
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Transcript evaluation experience
  • Experience understanding and applying admissions procedures
  • Ability to explain program and general university policies
  • Well developed academic counseling techniques
  • Strong record management skills
  • High degree of organization and ability to follow through

SCHEDULE:

  • Minimum of 40 hours per week required

 PART III: DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND TASKS:

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES (Functions and Tasks):

  • Receive and troubleshoot calls, emails, and visits from new first-year, transfer, and returning students
  • Help maintain the CAS advising website
  • Assist faculty in their role as advisors, including planning and delivering training workshops
  • Work with deans and other decanal staff to collect and analyze advising-related data
  • Assist with “spot” transfer transcript analysis in order to register students in a timely manner, as well as perform transcript evaluations for transfer credits
  • Review and ensure accuracy of graduation audits
  • Assist with orientations and other events for new students
  • Communicate to students, faculty and all stakeholders in a timely manner regarding advising, registration and issues resolution
  • Any and all other duties of similar nature and character to those mentioned above

CAMPUS COMMUNITY EVENTS PARTICIPATION:

  • It is expected that all staff will want to participate and contribute to the success of official events, including, but not limited to, Commencement and Convocation.

ERGONOMIC REQUIREMENT:

  • The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential tasks of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.  While performing duties for this job, the employee is regularly required to use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.  The employee is frequently required to sit.  Employee is required to stand and walk.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to ten pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities requires by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Position requires clear speaking voice for telephone work.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • The work environment for advisors is typically an office environment that is often fast-paced.
  • Advisors must be able to work efficiently with many interruptions from walk-ins, telephone inquiries and other student requests.
  • The noise level in an advisor’s work environment is usually quiet.  Advisors usually advise students in private offices.

Please submit letter of application and c.v. to trinityjobs@trinitydc.edu.

Review of applications will continue until an appointment is made.

Trinity is an Affirmative Action/Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to the
achievement of excellence and diversity among its students, faculty and staff. Trinity is
committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourages all
qualified individuals to apply.

 

 

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