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Montana State University Academic Advisor I OR II (Updated) in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 24345

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Emily Edwards at eedwards@montana.edu or 406-994-3532

Classification Title Academic Advisor II

Working Title Academic Advisor I OR II (Updated)

Brief Position Overview

Academic Advisors provide vital advising services for students and work closely with advisors in Advising Commons as well as faculty and staff in the departments/colleges they serve. Academic advisors play a critical role in supporting students with the goal of increasing student retention and timely degree completion.

Position Number 4M0476

Department University Studies

Division Office of Academic Affairs

Appointment Type Classified

Contract Term Fiscal Year

Semester

If other, specify From date

If other, specify End date

FLSA Non-Exempt

Union Affiliation FOCUS-MFPE

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary Advisor I- $21.05 per hour// Advisor II- $23.05 per hour, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications

Contract Type Classified Salary

If other, please specify

Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

Advising Commons Academic Advisors advise students in all colleges. We are currently seeking a 1.0 FTE advisor.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide in-depth, specialized, and/or comprehensive advising to faculty and students regarding class choices, curriculum options, majors, departmental and University policies and procedures, and other academic needs

  • Provide academic advising for entering freshmen, transfer and transitioning students

  • Advise continuing students in program to facilitate their academic progression toward degree

  • Have in-depth understanding of curricula in area of advising focus

  • Possess general knowledge of supporting coursework and curricula, and how to connect students to minors, certificates and programs to ‘add value’ to degrees (Study Abroad, student organizations, etc.)

  • Maintain positive connections with faculty and staff in focus area to facilitate student connections

  • Understand resources at MSU for student services, tutoring, health and wellness, etc.

  • Participate in Orientation advising and registration activities

  • Meet with prospective students and parents visiting campus, participate in MSU Fridays and other recruiting activities

  • Coordinate communication of information related to important dates, deadlines and procedures to advisees and faculty and staff within the academic unit(s) served

  • Utilize advising and registration software and keep records of student advising interactions

  • Performs other duties as assigned

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Academic Advisor I

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience

  • Demonstrated excellence in customer service and working with a diverse group of constituents

  • Demonstrated competence organizing and prioritizing multiple work assignments, meeting deadlines, and exercising adaptability to changing priorities while maintaining a positive, effective, and professional attitude

  • Demonstrated competence maintaining records with a high degree of accuracy and close attention to detail

  • Academic Advisor II

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with experience working with undergraduate college students in an academic or student support setting, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience

  • Experience working with undergraduate college students in an academic or student support setting

  • Demonstrated competence organizing and prioritizing multiple work assignments, meeting deadlines, and exercising adaptability to changing priorities while maintaining a positive, effective, and professional attitude

  • Demonstrated competence maintaining records with a high degree of accuracy and close attention to detail

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Academic Advisor I

  • Demonstrated knowledge of higher education offices and resources that support student success

  • Demonstrated knowledge of higher education curricula, policies, and procedures

  • Academic Advisor II

  • Master’s Degree in related field

  • Demonstrated knowledge of higher education offices and resources that support student success

  • Background in the theory and practice of developmental academic advising

  • Demonstrated knowledge of higher education curricula, policies, and procedures

  • Experience working with enrollment and degree auditing software, such as DegreeWorks, CatCourse, Banner, MyInfo and/or relational database

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • Possess strong interpersonal skills and enthusiasm to work with and guide students as they discover and attain their academic and life goals

  • Possess the ability to create positive rapport and strong working relationships with colleagues throughout the MSU community, to include: administrators, faculty, staff, other professional advisors and student support professionals

  • Possess strong written and oral communication skills

  • Possess the ability to troubleshoot problems and have candid conversations

  • Experience and awareness of how to manage and maintain confidential information

  • Have proven ability to work independently and in a team environment

  • Have the ability to represent the department, college and university in a professional and courteous manner

  • Actively pursue training and professional development opportunities

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations

    Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? No

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date Upon successful completion of search

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin immediately ; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: https://www.montana.edu/hr/recruitment/dualcareer.html

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