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SS Pro 3-Academic Advising

University of Minnesota

Job Description

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university
  • Four year of related experience
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Experience interacting with diverse audiences
  • Proficient with MS Office
  • Ability to work a schedule that includes some extended business hours, including some evenings and weekends.

  • Master’s degree in Counseling, Student Affairs, or related field
  • Two years of experience working in higher education
  • Working knowledge of student development theory
  • Excellent oral and presentation skills
  • Capacity for learning new systems
  • Experience working with student records and student database systems
  • Experience working with details and relating them to larger, complex processes

The Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE) at the University of Minnesota Duluth invites applications for an Academic Advisor position (75% appointment).
Academic advisors participate in two major areas of responsibility: advising and program operation. The academic advisor is expected to perform the full range of advising activities. Academic advisors are expected to have thorough familiarity with the subject matter within the degree program in order to advise students as to curricular planning and academic progress.

This is a 0.75 FTE, 12-month, on-campus position. This position requires some work during evening and weekend hours.

The following duties are typical for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.

Interacting with students and supporting student record processes (90%)
  • Improve students’ academic planning skills.
  • Apply extensive knowledge of curricular options, requirements, and engagement opportunities to identify, compare, and contrast viable degree programs that match a student’s interests and goals.
  • Evaluate students’ curricular plans, counsel students regarding communication interpersonal skills related to academic success, and other academic activities.
  • Coach students through the major and career decision-making process by developing an individualized, action-oriented plan to assist students with overcoming barriers as they move toward degree progress and timely graduation.
  • Act as an intermediary between students and university faculty and community experts.
  • Monitor student progression order to intervene, advise, and recommend solutions to academic difficulties.
  • Assess and evaluate each student’s diverse needs and backgrounds by utilizing adaptive advising strategies within the cultural contexts, and connect them to campus resources.
  • Assis with the various student record processes.
  • Create a network of relationships with students, faculty, and campus staff to deliver effective advising and support services to students, and serve as a liaison to other units.
  • Contribute towards program development, provide input on the development of advising systems and processes.

Additional job activities (10%)
  • Serve on department, school, and/or university committees as needed or requested.
  • Collaborate with other campus offices and resources as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Advising and Academic Services.

Approximately 2,100 undergraduate and graduate students are currently enrolled in the school’s programs. Both the undergraduate and graduate programs are AACSB-International accredited. LSBE has approximately 50 full-time faculty members in four academic departments: Accounting and Finance, Economics and Health Care Management, Management Studies, and Marketing. The School offers Bachelor of Accounting, Bachelor of Business Administration and MBA degrees. Regional outreach is
accomplished primarily through activities of the Bureau of Business and Economics Research. Additional information about the School and its programs may be found at LSBE’s website at http://www.d.umn.edu/lsbe.

Applications must be submitted online. The screening committee will begin reviewing completed applications starting May 22, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must be able to demonstrate authorization to work in the United States at the University of Minnesota Duluth by the start date. Finalists will be asked to provide a portfolio of their prior relevant work. To apply for this position, go to https://hr.umn.edu/Jobs/Find-Job.
Complete applications MUST include:
1. Letter of Application
2. Current Curriculum Vitae/Resume (to include contact information for three professional
3. A statement of what you have done to support a diverse community
Incomplete applications with missing required documents (i.e., 1, 2, and 3) may not be reviewed.
Important: Documents (1) and (2) are uploaded during the application. Attachment (3) is uploaded after
submitting the application.

Questions may be directed to the chair of the Screening Committee:
Kurt Guidinger, Interim Director of Advising and Academic Services
Labovitz School of Business and Economics
111G LSBE, 1318 Kirby Drive
Duluth, MN 55812-3002
Phone: 218-726-8757; Email: kguiding@d.umn.edu

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

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