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Senior Academic Advisor
Granite State College is seeking a Senior Academic Advisor Position for our
Manchester/Nashua Campuses
Position description:
Reporting to the Regional Campus Director, and working in the Manchester and
Nashua campus locations, this leadership position provides supervision and
training to the undergraduate advising staff. The Senior Academic Advisor leads
work teams on projects that promote student success and higher education best
practices. She/he provides campus services to students including all aspects of
academic advising: intake, degree program planning, academic support, prior
learning assessment and career-planning. Planning and participation in activities
related to recruitment, student success coaching and retention of adult students is
required. Regular evening availability is expected.
Specific responsibilities include:
Serve as the direct supervisor for campus Academic Advisors.
Responsible for day-to-day supervision, distribution of information,
onboarding, skill assessment of staff and development of and referral to
ongoing training.
Complete performance evaluations of Academic Advisors including
development of individual Professional Development Plans.
Liaise with Academic Affairs and other college departments to assure flow
of information and best practices.
Facilitate and participate in lead work teams to enrich the learning
community for students through creation of project-based programming
such as peer mentorship and service learning.
Serve as initial contact for interested students in case load with
responsibility for recruiting new students into degree programs;
preliminary evaluation of transfer credits; pre-admissions skill testing;
initial program planning; preparing necessary paperwork for admission
Advise students enrolled in undergraduate academic programs, giving
special assistance to “at-risk” students, while monitoring the academic
progress of all assigned students.
Professional Administrative and Technical (PAT) Level 18
Assist students with disabilities to apply for accommodations as needed
and work with faculty in the implementation of approved accommodations
Organize regular campus and online events and activities that develop
self-directed learners capable of academic success including New Student
Orientations, Online Orientations, Library Orientations, Military Student
support services, Math and Writing Workshops, etc.
Assist faculty and other departments in resolving difficulties with students
and provide students with appropriate information about academic
expectations/policies as needed.
Plan regional recruiting activities for recruiting undergraduate students,
including visiting secondary schools, community colleges, community
events and workplace resource fairs.
Plan and attend public relations activities and represent the college at
functions and special events.
Manage regional activities in the absence of Regional Director
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Education or related field and two
years of experience, preferably in Higher Education or Adult Learning. Preference
will be given to candidates whose experience includes academic advising and one
or more of the following: working with adult students in a continuing education or
non-traditional higher education setting, planning and implementing a recruitment
plan, experience with student information systems, strong communication,
counseling, and supervision skills.
Desired Qualifications: Management experience, conflict resolution skills,
excellent written and oral communication skills, comfort with navigating difficult
conversations, experience with working in teams.
Salary: Commensurate with experience. Comprehensive USNH benefits package
including health, dental, retirement and tuition reimbursement.
Application process: please send cover letter, resume and the names/contact
information for at least 3 references to: [email protected]
A review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is
GSC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities,
persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era and disabled veterans are encouraged
to apply.
No phone calls, please.