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Graduate Advisor

Job Group: Academic Services and Student Experience
Job Subgroup: Academic Advising
Salary Range (Annual): 18: $39,400-80,520
Employee Category: Academic Staff
Job Code: AE239
  • Job Summary:
    Coordinates and executes the development and implementation of the administrative and student service activities of graduate degree program(s) and/or certificate(s). Performs activities which may include: recruitment, admissions, new student orientation, academic advising, monitoring of progress towards the degree, course and/or enrollment management, diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, course and/or program assessment, and academic program review. Strives to create a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive work environment.
  • Job Responsibilities:
    • Serves as the primary resource for graduate applicants ,current students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders of an academic program
    • Provides information and resources about educational options and graduate school academic requirements; assists with identifying and assessing interests, skills, and values to match appropriate field of study/career options and refers students to appropriate institutional resources
    • Provides in-depth advising services promoting graduate student success, retention, and degree completion. Advises graduate students on programs, curriculum, graduate education, and university policies, processes, and procedures
    • Monitors degree progress and assists students in navigating resources and systems throughout the student lifecycle from matriculation to degree completion
    • Maintains confidentiality and accurate student records and processes and responds to academic inquiries according to established institutional and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) policies
    • Maintains compliance with graduate program(s), school/college, and university requirements and technology systems related to admissions, assessment, academic degree progress/requirements, and program review
    • Provides guidance and/or develops policy and procedure recommendations and/or changes related to graduate programs
    • Participates in the campus-wide advising community, graduate community, etc. providing input to leadership regarding the development of advising, recruitment, and co/curricular programs offered by the school/college
  • Education:
    Bachelor's Degree Preferred Minimum
  • FLSA Status:
  • Institution Job:
  • Required Supervisory Duty of at Least 2.0 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Employees:
  • Employee Category:
    Academic Staff
  • Scaled Job:
  • Salary Range (Annual):
    18: $39,400-80,520
  • Job Code:
    AE239: Graduate Advisor
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