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Title: Assistant Director, Adult and Transfer Advising
Category: Student Counseling
Location: Meredith College
Close Date: May 23, 2013

Provides advising and support services primarily to adult and transfer students; assists others with career and academic needs. This position is Exempt and a Grade 4.


- Takes the lead in establishing learning and program objectives for adult and transfer students.
- Provides individual and group assistance to students in setting and reaching her academic goals.
- Incorporates the Strengths Finder assessment into discussions with students to support their self-awareness in relation to academic, career, financial, and co-curricular areas.
- Advises students on majors, minors, general education requirements, study skills, transfer credit and remediation issues.
- Advises students in academic difficulty (probation students, early warning program, students below 2.0).
- Provides development for academic advisors in matters related to adult and transfer students, in addition to general advising topics.
- Takes an active role in leading programs for students related to study skills, time management, balancing life responsibilities and progress toward degree.
- Helps develop content for publications and marketing materials related to adult and transfer students.
- Plans and engages adult students in co-curricular, career, and financial activities that complement their academic exploration and studies, such as Alpha Sigma Lambda and WINGS.
- Researches regional and national programs and practices that best serve adult and transfer students.
- Advises freshmen and traditional-age students as needed based on office needs and workload.
- Assists with major campus advising and career events for students (collaborating on new student orientation planning, majors fair, networking/career fairs, etc.).
- Develops and administers assessment measures of program outcome effectiveness.
- Maintains accurate and confidential records on students.


Skills Required:
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office required. Knowledge of Ellucian’s database system Colleague, and electronic career management systems preferred.
- Exceptional communication, organization, and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to multi-task, take initiative, attend to details and follow through on projects in a timely manner.

Education and Experience:

- Master’s degree in counseling, higher education or related area.
- 2-4 years advising, counseling, or educating students, preferably with older adults.

To apply for the position, complete the online application and submit a cover letter and resume. Priority deadline is May 22, 2013.




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