Position: ACADEMIC ADVISOR
Department: ACADEMIC CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE (ACE)
Division: METROPOLITAN COLLEGE
Opening Date: MAY 29, 2013
Status: APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED. INTERVIEWS ARE IN PROGRESS.
This temporary appointment begins August 10, 2013 and ends May 10, 2014.
Deliver advising services to undecided students of the university. The Academic Advisor will assist students with academic major and career exploration and course selection, utilizing university policies to facilitate students’ understanding and pursuit of fields of interest. The Academic Advisor will possess the ability to handle sensitive and extensive confidential data while operating within the boundaries of institutional policies. The academic advisor will collaborate with faculty and administrators to address the learning needs of individuals and/or groups of students. With regards to advising responsibilities, the Academic Advisor will report to the director of the Academic Center for Excellence.
Teach one or two sections of LS 130, which focuses on identity and the African American experience. Enhance students’ learning by integrating a variety of methods and strategies into the teaching process and maintaining a learning-centered environment. Collaborate with colleagues across the Biddle Institute and the Metropolitan College in continuous improvement of measurable learning outcomes. Demonstrate commitment to student success. Employ technology in teaching and learning processes. Problem-solve learning needs and other related matters.
A Master’s degree in counseling, education, communication, psychology, student services or a closely related field is required. Strong interpersonal, analytical, organizational and customer-service skills are also required. Candidates must possess an understanding of academic advising, career advising, and career counseling. Excellent oral and written communications skills are also required. Candidates must exhibit high-caliber interpersonal and leadership skills. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and administrators; ability to prioritize, organize and work independently; ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing, as well as develop and conduct effective presentations and workshops; and the ability to work as part of a team. Strong computer skills are required.
Submit the completed application form, cover letter, curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of teaching and advising philosophy, unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended (official transcripts will be required of all finalists), contact information for three references who can address the applicant’s advising and teaching competencies to:
Academic Advisor Search Committee
Johnson C. Smith University
100 Beatties Ford Road
Charlotte, NC 28216
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (704) 378-1265
Johnson C. Smith University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability or veteran’s status as it relates to student enrollment or hiring.
Date Posted: 5/29/2013 5:03 pm