The College of Communication Arts and Sciences seeks to hire an Advising Specialist to work jointly in ComArtSci Academic and Student Affairs and ComArtSci Career Advising offices. The position will assist with academic advising, which includes course selection and connecting students with campus and local academic resources; use of technological applications and social media to assist students; experiential learning activities; recruitment; persistence and retention issues; as well as assisting with career advising, which includes programming and event implementation as well as facilitating and interpreting career assessments.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities: Career Services
Collaborates with faculty and colleagues to deliver comprehensive academic advising and career services for the College of Communication Arts and Sciences.
Develops career exploration and foundation programming.
Develops, conducts and evaluates field-relevant career readiness activities that may be delivered through technology, classes, career fairs, workshops/programs, outreach and other forums. This may include evening and weekend attendance.
Prepares written communications, reports, and multi-media materials for distribution to constituents and stakeholders.
Helps identify potential internship and experiential learning opportunities.
Collaborates with Career Services team to execute and evaluate Summer Experience Survey and Destination Survey.
Manages collaborative newsletter between academic affairs and career services for the college.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities: Academic Advising
Assists students in the development of their Academic Program Plan by explaining course selection, internships, study abroad, minors, concentrations, and enrollment sequence options
Outlines university, college, and departmental curricular requirements to students
Conducts probation conferences with students in academic distress, and develops appropriate steps in conjunction with the student to reach good academic standing
Provides a listening ear and is able to make referrals to campus resources
Monitors student progress towards degree completion and assists students during annual enrollment
Meets with prospective students and their parents
Serves as a liaison to faculty, academic departments, and department chairs within the College
Masters -Communication, Student Affairs or relate
A Master’s degree in communication, student affairs or a related field is required. Experience working with students in an academic advising capacity and on career-related topics; familiarity with career development, job search techniques, and employer hiring practices; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Application Materials
Cover letter, CV, and three letters of reference
Review of applications begins 7/1/19. Applicants should submit the following materials: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) three letters of reference
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