Senior Academic Advisor

Washington D.C. (US)
16 May 2019
End of advertisement period
15 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The George Washington University’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) is the largest undergraduate school on campus and home to the engaged liberal arts. The CCAS Undergraduate Academic Advising Office provides integral support to students navigating their unique academic journeys.

The Senior Academic Advisor position will serve as a “hub” of information for students – they are aware of resources and opportunities both within the University and the community at large. In addition, Senior Academic Advisors engage in meaningful conversations with students to promote critical thinking about how the student’s interests can be realized in the creation of a personal academic plan. The position will help guide student development in the classroom, through academic advising, and co-curricular programs and opportunities. In addition, this position educates students on university policies and procedures, goal setting, academic planning, and course selection.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manages the advising process for students navigating transitions, exploring options, overcoming challenges, and developing academic plans by individual appointments and group advising sessions;
  • Possessing a mastery of knowledge and understanding of GW rules, regulations, policies, and procedures as well as the academic curriculum and its rigor;
  • Tracking and managing student records through both paper and electronically;
  • Attending staff meetings and professional development opportunities in order to continue the flow of ideas and learning to strengthen the team;
  • Developing, maintaining, and enhancing internal projects that further student success and advisor accessibility;
  • Enhance programming for specific student populations in order to ensure student success and support students’ individual needs;
  • Participating in large-scale University events such as new student orientation, graduation, etc.;
  • Collaborating with the Director for the creation of a first-year experience for incoming CCAS first-year students;
  • Providing guidance for CCAS students towards the successful completion of their first academic year at GW by providing outreach and timely feedback;
  • Preparing workshops (e.g., first-year course scheduling workshop prior to Spring registration) and programming specifically for first-year CCAS students;
  • Collaborate regularly with the Office of Student Success, Career Services Center, Center for Student Engagement, Academic Commons, Registrar’s Office, and other campus partners in planning and implementing the first-year experience advising activities;
  • Plan co-curricular networking and personal development programming for first-year experience students; and
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.