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Missouri State University Posting Details in Springfield, Missouri

Posting Details

Position Title Academic Advisor, College of Business Graduate Program

Work Location Springfield Campus

Department College of Business - Administration

HR Home Department 020300 COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

Pay Grade 43

Proposed Salary $37,000 - $40,000 /annually

Position only available to current, regular, full-time Missouri State University employees? No, Position is available to all applicants.

Appointment Type Full Time Regular

Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt

General Function

The Academic Advisor, College of Business (COB) Graduate Program assists in recruiting potential COB graduate students and assists the Coordinator, Graduate Program Office in evaluating applications for admission. The Academic Advisor, College of Business Graduate Program is responsible for assisting assigned business students in the development of academic schedules appropriate for the stated educational goals of students and assisting in the development and implementation of a retention plan for the College of Business designed to assist students in progressing towards degree completion. The Academic Advisor, College of Business Graduate Program assists in planning, organizing, and presenting individual and group advisement sessions for business students (including prospective students).

Description of Primary Duties

The Academic Advisor, College of Business (COB) Graduate Program assists in recruiting potential COB graduate students and assists the Coordinator, Graduate Program Office in evaluating applications for admission.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Assists the Coordinator, Graduate Program Office in evaluating the academic credentials of candidates for admission to COB graduate programs and meets with prospective students to assist in the evaluation process.

  2. Assists the Coordinator, Graduate Program Office in marketing, recruitment, and promotion efforts by attending local and regional graduate and career recruitment fairs, updating the website and other electronic and print promotional materials, and promoting COB graduate programs to undergraduate students using a variety of methods.

  3. Provides an essential student service of academic advisement to prospective and admitted students to COB graduate programs by being knowledgeable of the academic policies and procedures unique to the College of Business as well as the University, guiding students in decision-making and learning how to accept responsibility for their decisions, assisting all students (not just advisees) seeking academic information, and directing students to resources within the University that provide additional assistance (e.g., financial aid, testing, career services, and student employment).

  4. Facilitates the development and implementation of a retention plan for the College of Business Administration by researching literature on student retention, attending workshops, conferences, and seminars specifically addressing student advisement and retention, and recommending alternatives designed to assist students in progressing towards degree completion.

  5. Facilitates the registration process for business students by assisting in planning, organizing, and presenting individual and group advisement sessions that provide information and assistance regarding degree requirements, major selection, and schedule building and explaining and enforcing the requirements for admission to the COB graduate programs, thus maintaining the integrity of the degree accreditation.

  6. Ensures the effectiveness of the advising process by maintaining advisee files, regularly updating advisee academic reports, and validating the information contained in the advisee files with the student database.

  7. Promotes the advisor-advisee relationship and provides timely and responsible customer service by effectively using the various tools of communication, including email, telephone, face-to-face meetings, and electronic advising notes.

  8. Effectively assists students from other programs or schools in transition to the University and College of Business by providing accurate information and resources available to the student.

  9. Assists COB graduate program students in developing a plan for completion of a degree by comparing the degree requirements as defined by the advisor-approved Program of Study with the student’s academic record, reviewing the Program of Study with students to determine the remaining courses required for degree completion, and assisting with developing plans for completion of those required courses through the use of the advisor-approved Program of Study.

  10. Displays a positive, customer-focused attitude and promotes a positive work environment.

  11. Facilitates a work environment that encourages inclusion and respect for differences.

  12. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, attending training and/or courses, and maintaining professional certification and/or memberships as required by the Coordinator, Graduate Program Office.

  13. Contributes to the overall success of the College of Business Administration’s Business Advisement Center by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

Education: A Master’s degree from an Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accredited institution is required; an MBA or MAcc is preferred.

Experience: At least two years of experience in a position with a strong customer service aspect is required; academic advising is preferred. Extensive knowledge of the University, its requirements and regulations, is preferred.

Skills: Strong verbal and written communications skills are required. Excellent interpersonal skills, including conflict management, are required. Computer literacy, including word processing, spreadsheet development, database management, and query development are required. Organizational and time management skills are required. The ability to interact with a culturally-diverse student population is required. The ability to work in a dynamic, ever-changing environment is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Other: The scope of the position requires occasional weekend, evening work, and overnight travel, particularly during scheduled advisement/registration periods, recruitment events, and information sessions as assigned by the Coordinator, Graduate Program Office.

Additional Qualifications

Link to Job Description http://www.missouristate.edu/human/jobdescriptions/95639.htm

Open Date 09/11/2020

Close Date (If Close Date is blank then the posting is considered open until filled)

Special Instructions to Applicants

The first date of consideration is October 2, 2020. A review of applications will continue until position is filled.

Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

EO/AA and Diversity Statement

Non Discrimination Statement Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (including ancestry, or any other subcategory of national origin recognized by applicable law), religion, sex (including marital status, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other subcategory of sex recognized by applicable law), age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Sex discrimination encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, and is strictly prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer. Inquiries concerning the complaint/grievance procedure related to sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, should be addressed to the Title IX Coordinator, Carrington Hall 205, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, Missouri 65897, TitleIX@missouristate.edu, 417-836-8506, or to the Office for Civil Rights. All other inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to the Equal Opportunity Officer, Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, Park Central Office Building, Suite 111, Springfield, Missouri 65897, equity@missouristate.edu, 417-836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights. (Res. Board Policies No. 70-11; Bd. Min. 10-28-11.)

Background Check Statement

Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.

Posting Number 20200138FTS

Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/50984

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * How did you hear about this vacancy?

  • Missouri State University Website

  • Web Postings

  • Print Publications

  • Diversity website posting

  • INSIGHT into Diversity

  • HigherEdJobs.com

  • (HERC) Higher Education Recruitment Consortium

  • Job Board (CareerBuilder.com, Monster, etc.)

  • Other Professional Conferences or Meetings

  • Personal Contacts / Networking

  • Newspapers

  • Other

  • * Please specify the recruitment source where you located this posting.

(Open Ended Question)

  • * Are you a current full-time regular Missouri State University employee?

  • Yes, I am a current full-time faculty/staff University employee.

  • No, I am not currently employed by the University.

  • No, I am a current per course faculty member.

  • No, I am a current part-time staff University employee.

  • No, I am a current University graduate assistant or teaching assistant.

  • No, I am a current student University employee.

  • * Do you have a Master's degree from an Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accredited institution?

  • Yes

  • No

  • * Do you have at least two years of experience in a position with a strong customer service aspect?

  • Yes

  • No

  • * Are you available to attend events during evenings and weekends?

  • No

  • Yes

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Unofficial Transcripts - 1

Optional Documents

  • Letter of Recommendation-1 (Non-confidential)

  • Letter of Recommendation-2 (Non-confidential)

  • Other Documents -1

  • Unofficial Transcripts -2

  • Unofficial Transcripts -3

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