ACADEMIC ADVISOR (S597)
POSTING DATE: October 11, 2013
LOCATION:

Wayland Baptist University - Sierra Vista Campus

OFFICE: Ft. Huchacha
SUPERVISED BY:

Executive Director/Campus Dean

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Academic Advisor serves all Admissions Office functions on the Sierra Vista Campus.  This includes both recruitment and counseling functions.  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 polices.  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.

SPECIFIC TASKS
AND DUTIES:

1.  Treat other as you would want to be treated.

2. Counsel individuals to help them understand their educational options.

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

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.  Provides first back up concerning Registrar functions.

9.  Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students.

10. Assist the Dean and back up the office staff to meet the needs of the Sierra Vista Campus.

11. Travel may be required as determined by the Dean.

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 Executive Director/Campus Dean.

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 in ­business, counseling, education, or related field is required.

2.  Master’s Degree preferred.

Experience & Knowledge:

1.  Previous experience as an academic advisor at Wayland Baptist University or comparable institution.

2.  Administrative experience in a customer service setting.

Skills & Abilities:

1.  Must be people-service centered.

2.  Possess strong administrative skills.

3.  Juggle multiple tasks.

4.  Demonstrate commitment to the mission of the university.

5.  Possess experience with such computer programs as Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.

6.  Must possess good verbal and written skills plus good listening skills.

7.  Must be detail-oriented and have good organizational skills.

8.  Ability to understand and interpret personnel policies and procedures.

9.  Ability to prioritize.  Flexible and available to work extended hours as needed.

10.  Ability to follow directions and work cooperatively with others.

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:

Dr. Glenn Simmons, Executive Director/Campus Dean

Wayland Baptist University - Sierra Vista

400 W. Fry Blvd., Suite #14
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Phone (520) 459-1610

Email: simmonsg@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.