Academic Advisor
University of Rhode Island - Kingston, RI

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BASIC FUNCTION:
Coordinate all academic advising efforts for all facets of electronic degree audits. In collaboration with the various Deans' offices, meet with and advise individual students, and also faculty, staff, department chairs and deans with regard to degree audit requirements articulated in the PeopleSoft Academic Advisement Transcript. Maintain and update the degree audits as needed due to curriculum changes and/or the establishment of new programs of study. Serve as a member of the Enrollment Services Advisory Committee. Serve as the Enrollment Services liaison to the Faculty Senate Office and CAC.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
In collaboration with the various deans' offices, meet with individual students to advise them regarding academic policies and procedures that relate to the degree requirements articulated in the Academic Advisement Transcript.

In collaboration with the various deans' offices, meet with faculty, staff, department chairs, and deans to advise them regarding specific questions having to do with academic policies and procedures relating to degree requirements.

Train/advise academic advisement personnel, academic deans, department chairs, faculty, staff and students on how to read, interpret, and use the Academic Advisement Transcript.

Assist with various compliance reviews related to degree progress, e.g., NCAA, Veterans.

Serve as the primary expert in the Enrollment Services Records area on all facets of the University's degree audit system.

Implement, maintain, and supervise the PeopleSoft Academic Advisement Module.

Translate degree requirements for all new/existing plans, sub-plans, majors and/or minors into the PeopleSoft Degree audit system for each catalog year.

Establish presentation order, naming conventions, descriptive text, and consistency of display in the Degree Audit System for newly-developed academic programs, majors, plans, etc.

Identify training needs, prepare training manuals, and organize, coordinate or teach training sessions with regard to the use of the degree audit system.

Meet with faculty and academic authorities to test the accuracy of the degree audit tables, and adjust the logic as necessary.

Maintain student confidentiality at all times.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Attend conferences and workshops.

Maintain relevant statistical data and prepare related reports as required.

Perform other duties as required.

LICENSES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:
Personal computers and printers; word processing, database management and spreadsheet software.

ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.

Required Qualifications:
Required:
1) Master's degree.

2) A minimum of two years' experience in academic advising at the collegiate level, which includes experience in the administration of an electronic degree audit system.

3) Demonstrated experience in using higher education student information systems, e.g., Banner, PeopleSoft, Datatel.

4) Demonstrated strong analytical skills.

5) Demonstrated prior experience working with faculty, administrators, and students.

6) Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, and written and verbal communication skills.

Position Number:
106876

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred:
1) Master's degree in student personnel administration and counseling (or a comparable program).

2) Demonstrated training/teaching experience.

3) Demonstrated experience in the creation and use of reports and other applications such as those found in Microsoft Office.

Environmental Conditions:
This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

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