aCADEMIC ADVISOR (S304)

POSTING DATE:
February 18, 2010
LOCATION:

Wayland Baptist University –

Amarillo Campus

 SUPERVISED BY: Executive Director/Campus Dean
RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Academic Advisor serves all Admissions Office functions on the Amarillo Campus.  This includes both recruitment and counseling functions.  Provides personal assistance to students regarding degree plan and program requirements. Obtains information from all relevant sources. Analyzing information provided by students to evaluate and help students choose the best solution. Translates or explains information on degree plan requirements and school policies. Communicates with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail. Provides guidance and expert advice on degree plans and policies and procedures to management or other groups on technical, systems, or process-related topics.  This person also assists with registrations, and assists with graduations.

SPECIFIC TASKS

AND DUTIES:

1. Treat others as you would want to be treated.

2. Counsel individuals to help them understand their educational options.

3. Counsel students regarding educational issues such as course and program selection, class scheduling, school adjustment, study habits, and career planning.

4. Address community groups, faculty, and staff members to explain available services.

5. Assess needs for assistance such as financial aid, or additional education, and refer clients to the appropriate services.

6. Compile and study occupational, educational, and economic information to assist students in determining and carrying out educational objectives.

7. Conduct follow-up interviews with students to determine if their needs have been met.

8. Provides first back up concerning Registrar functions.

9. Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students.

10. Assist the Executive Director/Campus Dean and back up the Office Staff to meet the needs of the Amarillo Campus.

 

The above statements are not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees in this job.  Employee may perform other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director/Campus Dean.

QUALIFICATIONS:
A personal statement of Christian faith consistent with WBU’s Christian mission.
Academic:

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field is required.

    Experience &  Knowledge:

1.   Experience advising students in an academic setting preferred.

2.   Principles, methods, and procedures for career counseling and guidance.

3.   Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

4.   Knowledge of academic degree plans and requirements.

Skills & Abilities:

1. Talking to others to convey information effectively.

2. Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

3. Actively looking for ways to help people.

4. Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

5. Critical Thinking using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

6. Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

7. Judgment and decision making by considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

8. Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

9. The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

10. The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

11. The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

12. The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

13. The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

14. The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

15. The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).

     Additional Requirements:
Must be able to pass background check which may include Credit Check.
THE UNIVERSITY:
Wayland Baptist University is a four-year liberal arts university.  The institution is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The Wayland Baptist University System is comprised of the Plainview campus, which is predominately a residential campus, twelve external campuses, and the Virtual Campus offering courses in all academic areas.

APPLICATION

PROCEDURE:

Applications may be downloaded from

the top of this web page by clicking on

Application for Employment.  

 

Interested individuals MUST submit the following information:

 

1. Letter of Interest

 

2. Completed University Application of

Employment with Faith Statement

 

3. Current Resume

 

4. List of Current References

 

Please send this information to:

Dr. J.B. Boren,

Executive Director/Campus Dean

Wayland Baptist University - Amarillo

4530 Canyon Drive

Amarillo, TX 79109

Phone: (806) 352-5207

Fax: (806) 468-9253

Email: bornenj@wbu.edu

APPLICATION

DEADLINE:

Position will remain open until a qualified candidate is selected.

Wayland Baptist University does not unlawfully discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.