The Academic Advisor assists undergraduate students enrolling to APU with initial academic advising, development of registration schedules appropriate for their stated educational goals, and directs students to resources within the University. The Advisor participates in the planning and implementation of Campus Orientations as well as ongoing initiatives to provide academic support for students. In addition, the Advisor is responsible for understanding and interpreting the University’s policies and procedures as they relate to admissions, registration, programmatic requirements, and financial aid.
• Works closely with admissions staff to receive and follow-up with newly admitted students for the purpose of encouraging and assisting with timely enrollment.
• Assist with monitoring student enrollments, schedules, and academic performance.
• Works closely with all faculty to maintain up-to-date information on degree pathways, departmental policies, and upper-level degree tracks and options.
• Will serve as a connection point between faculty and students by helping the student identify the appropriate point of contact when faculty are off contract or leading field courses.
• Develops and maintains ongoing contact with new admits throughout their first semester in a proactive manner to help them stay on-track and respond to other needs as they arise.
• Maintains routine communication streams, that provide necessary information for students regarding scheduling, registration, and students services at APU via texting, e-mail and phone calls.
• Facilitates assignment of students from initial advisory services to academic advisor within program areas.
• Assists with outreach to professional organizations, and other recruitment initiatives.
• Willingness to work evening hours on a regular basis.
• Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS
• Skill in building and maintaining a service schedule that meets the needs of a growing population.
• Skill in effectively managing time and resources.
• Skill in working with students in an advisory or counseling capacity.
• Skill in working with Microsoft Office Suite.
• Skill in working with student information systems and records.
• Skill in working as a team player dedicated to the success of the institution.
• Skill in exhibiting professional interpersonal communication skills
• Skill in enthusiasm for and a commitment to higher education and student success.
MINIMUM EDUCATION QUALIFICATION
A Bachelor’s degree in psychology, education, human services, counseling, or related field.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION
Current and valid driver’s license required with ability to pass a driving record check and driving test.
Ability to travel independently.