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Bilingual Academic Advisor (English and Spanish proficiency)


Trinity Washington University, a comprehensive university in the Nation’s capital, seeks a bilingual academic advisor for the new Center for Academic Advising and Student Success.  The academic advisors are part of a team focused on ensuring student success at Trinity through close and continuous attention to student academic performance and co-curricular needs, personal challenges and professional ambitions.  Advisors must possess superior interpersonal talents, deep interest in the well-being and progress of students through college, knowledge of contemporary research and best practices that encourage student success particularly among low-income populations of students.  Trinity’s student body includes more than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students, including about 1,000 women in Trinity’s historic women’s college, the College of Arts & Sciences.  Another 1,200 women and men enroll in associate, baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in the School of Education, School of Professional Studies, School of Business and Graduate Studies, and School of Nursing and Health Professions.

While academic advisors have assignments with primary responsibility for students in the various academic units, all advisors will also receive training and provide services to students across all units.  The organization of all advisors into the Center for Academic Advising and Student Success signifies Trinity’s desire to ensure robust and systematic policies and procedures for advising, high levels of service to all students at all times, consistent programming and readily accessible advisors throughout the day and evening hours and on Saturdays, and standardization of data collection and analysis.  Advisors should be conversant with contemporary practices in data analytics in advising and be willing to participate in shaping a university-wide system at Trinity.

Reporting to the Executive Director of the Center, academic advisors participate in programs, and initiatives to increase, track, and assess enrollment, retention and completion rates.  Advisors engage in student outreach, provide academic counseling, maintain academic plans, create resources for academic success, and complete detailed transcript analyses for transfer students.  In addition to managing their caseloads, advisors develop and support programming and collect, analyze, and report data for diverse student cohorts.  Advisors collaborate with the team to assess advising practices and outcomes and use assessment results to guide future advising plans.  Advisors work with the team to stay current in best practices in advising.

Applicants must have a minimum of a master’s degree in Counseling or related fields, and at least two years of academic advising experience at a college or university setting.  Strong record keeping, data analysis, and case management skills are important.  Thorough knowledge of advising methodology and theory including models for traditional and non-traditional students.  English and Spanish proficiency is required.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.

A cover letter not more than two pages stating alignment of the applicant’s experience and talents with Trinity’s needs, along with a complete c.v. should be sent to:  Please reference ” Bilingual Academic Advisor” in the subject line.

Trinity is 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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