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Academic Advisor - Psychology Division

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Work type: Regular
Location: West LA Campus
Categories: Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Academic Support

The Academic Advisor collaborates with staff and faculty to ensure student success by providing academic advisement and other student services. As a Christian University, Pepperdine is committed to serving students with a holistic approach to address their individual needs in a supportive, student-centered environment. The Academic Advisor's primary responsibility is to promote a student-centered environment by engaging and supporting students throughout their academic careers at GSEP with care, compassion and professionalism.

Duties

  • Monitor students' academic progress and initiate contact with students whose progress is unsatisfactory; provide academic advisement on matters of curriculum, course registration, process enrollment requests each term, and build strong relationships with students.
  • Advise students regarding all aspects of their academic program and student services; respond to student inquiries in a timely manner; create a welcoming environment; and promote a positive engagement experience with students.
  • Assist in coordinating registration and orientation activities; participate in staff training; gain an in-depth understanding of GSEP academic programs and policies in order to counsel students; and resole student issues.
  • Anticipate the needs of students and promote a willingness to problem solve with student-related issues; travel to varies GSEP campuses to support the students; maintain regular office hours with an "open door" policy for walk-ins.
  • Perform regular degree audits and graduation checks each term and manage the readmission process.
  • Ensure the student permanent files contain all official, required information and comply with University policies. Keep manuals up to date for the position.
  • Participate in GSEP graduation ceremonies and committees.
  • Other duties as assigned to support the department.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Bachelor's degree required. Minimum of 1 year experience in higher education or related field. Ability to demonstrate care and compassion in a student-centered environment and establish positive relationships with students, faculty, and staff in support of students and the University mission. Ability to sustain productivity while managing multiple projects. Travel to educational campuses and work some evening and weekends. Appropriate use of technology as required for the position.

Preferred: Master's degree preferred. Minimum of 3 years of experience working with students in a higher education environment. Ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal and counseling skills in working with a diverse student population and to advocate for students. Ability to maintain a professional manner and confidentiality when dealing with sensitive student information and situations. Ability to interpret and apply University policies in a manner that supports students and complies with University policies. Strong organizational skills. Ability to communicate diplomatically. Willingness to learn all aspects of student services to assist students. Experience with PeopleSoft, Noliji, and current software applications.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening.

This is a regular, non-exempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

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