aCADEMIC aDVISOR (S654)

POSTING DATE: August 6, 2014
LOCATION:

Wayland Baptist University - Anchorage Campus,  Elmendorf

SUPERVISED BY:

Site Coordinator

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Academic Advisor provides competent academic advising for undergraduate and graduate students at the Elmendorf location.

SPECIFIC TASKS
AND DUTIES:

1.   Advise students regarding WBU academic programs.

2.  Prepare preliminary and official degree plans from evaluations of students’ previous military and academic credit.

3.  Advise students regarding courses needed to apply toward their degree plans.

4.  Register students for classes.  Process paperwork for adds, drops, and withdrawals.

5.  Assist in graduation ceremonies for WBU.

6.  Advise students of financial aid programs to include Spouse TA, Federal Aid, and Alaska Student Loan.

7.  Attend public relations events.

8.  Assist with administrative tasks as requested.

9. Work with Assistant Dean and Dean to audit graduating seniors.

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 Site Coordinator.

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 License:

Bachelors Degree in ­business, counseling or related field.

Experience & Knowledge:

1,  Experience advising students in an academic setting preferred.

2. Principles, methods, and procedures for career counseling and guidance.

Skills & Abilities:

1.  Must be people-service centered.

2.  Possess strong administrative skills.

3.  Ability to juggle multiple tasks is essential.

4.  Demonstrate commitment to the mission of the university. 

5.  Possess good PC skills and experience in Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.

6.  Possess good communication skills but verbal and written skills plus good listening skills.

7.  Possess good organizational skills and must be detail oriented.

8.  Understand and interpret personnel policies and procedures.

9.  Prioritize tasks.  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. Eric Ash, Executive Director/Campus Dean

Wayland Baptist University - Anchorage Campus

7801 E. 32nd Street

Anchorage, AK 99504
Phone: (907) 333-2277
Fax: (907) 337-8122
Email: ashe@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.