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The Office of First Year Advising and Academic Initiatives at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for an Academic Advisor. First year advisors are responsible for advising a cohort of approximately 150 students through individual meetings, small group sessions, and other encounters both formal and informal.
Advisors also assist first-year students in developing those disciplines of the mind and heart that promote intellectual curiosity, integrative thinking, and independence. One of the overarching goals of Notre Dame’s first-year experience is to enable students new to the University to gain a clear understanding of its disciplinary landscape as well as an appreciation of the intellectual values that animate a liberal education in the Catholic tradition. First Year Advising facilitates progress toward this objective by assisting first-year students in reaching nine specific milestones: i.e., to connect with our community; to have a vision of their aspirations; to manage their learning; to navigate our distinctive administrative and curricular landscape; to plan their studies; to evaluate their progress; to broaden their horizons; to reflect on their experiences; and to prepare for the future.
The more pragmatic aims of the advising process include academic program planning, schedule building, course selection, the monitoring of grades, and the mentoring of students as they make decisions about intended college and — when appropriate — disciplinary major. First Year advisors are the primary liaisons between first-year students and the University’s undergraduate degree-granting colleges (Arts and Letters, Business, Engineering, and Science), the Schools of Architecture and Global Affairs, institutes, centers, and other academic units.
Advisors are also expected to contribute to those tasks shared by First Year Advising as a whole through regular participation in faculty and staff meetings, committee work, teaching first year experience courses and other special projects.
Master’s degree or advanced certification beyond Bachelor’s.
At least three years of academic counseling at the university level and education administration experience. Must possess a thorough understanding of University and College administrative policies, academic requirements, and admission standards. Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills are necessary to deal effectively with diverse groups and individuals, both internal and external to the University. Ability to work independently is essential. Must be familiar with personal computers and office software applications including database management, spreadsheets and student information system platform (Banner., PeopleSoft, etc)
Background in Academic Advising and/or teaching first-year students.
Prior Training Involving / Experience in / Commitment to Engagement of Students from Diverse Backgrounds
Commitment to AAC &U’s “Core Values” of Inclusive Excellence – “Diversity,” “Inclusion,” “Equity,” and “Equity-Mindedness”
Commitment to Involvement in National / International Advising or Teaching Organizations and to Enhancing the Scholarship of Advising and / or Teaching
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Special Instructions to Applicants
Department Center for University Advising (32101)
Department Website firstyear.nd.edu
Family / Sub-Family Student Svcs / Advising/Counseling
Career Stream/Level EIC 2 Professional
FLSA Status S1 - FT Exempt
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