POSTING DATE: December 10, 2012

Wayland Baptist University - Hawaii Campus




Senior Academic Advisor


The Academic Advisor 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.  Inform Campus Dean of office activates through weekly reports.  Assist with graduation.  Administrative Assistant duties including typing, filing and clerical duties are required.


1.  Advises individuals to help them understand their educational options.

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

3.  Administrative Assistant duties including typing, filing and clerical duties are required.

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.  Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students.


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 Senior Academic Advisor
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:

1.  Bachelor’s Degree is required.

2.  Master’s Degree is preferred.

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 have no delinquent or defaulted items on Credit Report.  A credit check will 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.

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)

3. Current Resume

4. List of Current References

Please send this information to:

Dr. David Howle, Executive Director/Campus Dean Wayland Baptist University - Hawaii Campus
95-1091 Ainamakua Drive
Mililani, HI 96789
Phone: (808) 488-8570
Fax: (808) 8576


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, or disability. Under federal law, the university may discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its purposes.