DISTANCE STUDENTS/PLAINVIEW ADVISOR (S572)
POSTING DATE: July 15, 2013
LOCATION:

Wayland Baptist University - Plainview Campus

OFFICE:

BAS/BCM Records

SUPERVISED BY:

Director of BAS/BCM Records

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Distance Students/Plainview Advisor is responsible and accountable to the director of BAS/BCM Office in all departmental operations.  This position is responsible for representing Wayland Baptist University to all students, staff and faculty in a manner which is in keeping with the mission and vision of the institution.

SPECIFIC TASKS
AND DUTIES:

1.  Creates and updates distance and Plainview BAS/BCM/AAS student degree plans.

2.  Advises student in a manner sufficient to maintain appropriate movement towards degree completion

3.  Schedules and facilitates student appointments

4.  Provides a high level of student services by communicating with students via phone and/or email

5.  Provides students with appropriate and required documents such as Request for Degree Plan, Change of Degree, EPD forms, etc.

6.  Attends Plainview registrations

7.  Assists distance students with the process of online registration

8.  Responds to directives of the director of BAS/BCM Office.

  

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 Director of BAS/BCM.

QUALIFICATIONS: A commitment of Christian Higher education and in agreement with the purposes and philosophy of Christian higher education as promoted by the Baptist General Convention of Texas in general and Wayland Baptist University in particular.
Education, Certification and Licence: Bachelor’s Degree required.

 

Experience & Knowledge:

1.  At least 2 years office and computer experience

2.  Academic knowledge including, but not limited to, WBU degree requirements and degree plans or the proven ability to acquire and retain such knowledge in a timely manner.

Skills & Abilities:

1.  Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral.

2.  Meticulous attention to detail.

3.  Excellent organizational skills.

4.  Computer proficiency.

5.  Must possess the analytical skills to evaluate transfer credits and the ability to learn and retain vast amounts of information from a wide variety of sources.

6.  The ability to deal fairly and diplomatically with students, faculty and staff in the university system.

7.  Punctuality, dependability, integrity, honesty and loyalty in the performance of duties in the position.

8.  A commitment to Christian Higher Education and agreement with the purposes and philosophy of Christian Higher Education as promoted by the Baptist General Convention of Texas generally, and Wayland Baptist University particularly.

9.  A positive force in the office portraying a positive attitude toward other office personnel in phone conversations and in greeting executive directors, students, deans, faculty, and staff members.

10.  A written statement of personal faith in Jesus Christ is required.

Additional Requirements:

Must have no delinquent or defaulted Student Loans.  A credit check may be conducted to insure the requirement is met.

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 a broad range of academic areas.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Applications may be submitted online or you may download it 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 (Link to Application Below)

https://www2.wbu.edu/jobapp/empapp.aspx

3. Current Resume

4. List of Current References

Please send this information to:

Ron Appling, Director of Human Resources

Wayland Baptist University
1900 W. 7th Street, CMB #1274
Plainview, TX 79072
Phone: (806) 291-3451
Fax: (806) 291-1981
Email: applingr@wbu.edu

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Position will remain open until filled.

Wayland Baptist University does not illegally discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Under federal law, the university may discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its mission and purposes.