Operations / Administration Academic and Admissions Advisor
Western Colorado University invites applications for the full-time position of Academic and Admissions Advisor in the Education Department. This position will advise a caseload of approximately 250 diverse teacher and principal candidates to ensure successful progress toward achieving their Colorado licensure, degree, or post-licensure endorsement. The Academic and Admissions Advisor in Education reports to the Chair of the Education Department and works collaboratively with a network of faculty, advisors, and staff within the Education Department and Western Colorado University as a whole. This position has two main areas of responsibility: student advising and admissions.
- Provide comprehensive and supportive advising to prospective, current, and transfer students based on individual needs.
- Track and monitor student success and satisfactory academic progress toward curricular completion/graduation, including students’ probation/suspension status, registration, and exceptions to policy requests.
- Advise students before critical deadlines to discuss degree requirements, student interests, and University resources that provide assistance.
- Maintain thorough, accurate, pertinent electronic documentation of student records within FERPA guidelines and of individual advising sessions to gather feedback regarding overall program experience and improve advising experiences.
- Become knowledgeable of the different pathways/programs into teaching and educational leadership: for example, 3+2 accelerated degrees, minors, emphases, and added endorsements.
- Support recruitment efforts by taking appointments, greeting visitors, assisting with general inquiries via phone and e-mail.
- Guide and monitor prospective student applications through the online admission processes; review and process admissions documents.
- Communicate with students about available funding sources for future teachers and educational leaders.
- Work with public schools in Colorado, the United States, and across the globe to secure student teaching residencies for licensure students (approximately 100 per year).
- Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline (education, psychology, counseling, student affairs, or another related field).
- Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
- Experience collaborating with students, faculty and staff, families, and or community members.
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite software, including Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.
- Academic advising experience.
- Experience working in higher education and/or in K-12 schools, including working with diverse populations.
- Demonstrated ability to navigate and prioritize a wide variety of tasks, following institutional and departmental procedures with close attention to detail.
- Demonstrated ability to work well within a team with a high level of professionalism.
- Proficiency in Customer Relationship Management Software (e.g., Banner, WorkDay).
Compensation: The annual salary range is $48,000-52,000 (Depending on experience and qualifications) and is FLSA exempt. Position is eligible for an excellent benefits package including health and dental insurance plans with low co-pays and low out of pocket maximums, generous paid time off, a shared contribution retirement plan and tuition benefits. This is a 12-month, primarily on-campus, in person position.