Academic Success Advisor
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Department: Student Services
Reports to: Title III Grant Director
Classification: Full-time, Non-Exempt
Closed: Until filled
Reporting to the Grant Project Director, the Academic Success Advisor works within the College-to-Career Program to provide academic and personal support to students enrolled in the undergraduate program. Working closely with student services and the Undergraduate Program, the Advisor identifies and forms a working relationship with newly admitted and continuing students with the goal of strengthening persistence to degree completion. The Advisor also contributes to the career development of undergraduates by training students in the skills needed for post-graduation employment success.
- Establishes student success advising relationship with undergraduates referred by Admissions or the Undergraduate Program and provides needed support from enrollment to graduation.
- Assesses the need for support and/or assistive services in order to create academic success plans.
- Uses a proactive advising approach and meets with students multiple times per term for support and follow through on academic success plans.
- Communicates and works collaboratively with faculty, program advisors, and student service staff to monitor student progress and coordinate a network of academic support services.
- Follows up with student service staff and faculty to verify effectiveness of retention interventions.
- Offers workshops or individual appointments to address academic and career success skills.
- Assists with training faculty on factors associated with retention and degree completion.
- Conducts public information outreach to the Latino community, agencies, and businesses on the value of earning a college degree.
- Organizes and participates in new student and family information meetings and orientations
- Serves as advisor to the student groups.
- Assists in the creation of mentoring relationships, internships and work placements.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in psychology or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution and work experience in a college or university setting. A Master’s degree in Higher Education Counseling, Student Affairs, or Career Counseling is preferred.
- Bilingual preferred (Spanish).
- At least two years in academic advising, student services, career services, or an economic opportunity program at a diverse institution of higher education.
- Knowledge of retention factors and experience with interventions related to strengthening persistence and degree completion.
- Customer service orientation with the capacity to connect with a variety of individuals and groups.
- Strong interpersonal and public presentation skills.
- Detail orientation and competent in the use of computer applications and student information systems. Computer skills required: word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
- Ability to get along well with others and be a positive member of the AUSB community.
- Ability to work autonomously with a high degree of independent judgment and the ability to meet goals in a timely manner.
- A strong commitment to and understanding of the AUSB mission and to AUSB students, especially adult learners, first generation, and non-traditional students.
Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze and interpret general periodicals, journals, procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions. Bilingual (Spanish).
Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
HOURS OF EMPLOYMENT: This is a full-time position serving a national university. A work schedule will be established in consultation with the supervisor. Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required. The typical work week is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., 40 hours per week.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the staff member is regularly required to sit, stand, use hands and fingers, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The individual must regularly lift and/or carry up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Requires daily use of computer and other standard office equipment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
ANTIOCH RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THE DUTIES OF THIS POSITION AT ANY TIME.
Antioch University provides equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected classification.
Qualified applicants should send a letter of interest, resume and the names and contact information of three references to: email@example.com