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Student Advisor

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Job Description Summary:

The George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health is seeking a Student Advisor for the Office of Student Services . The Student Advisor will act as the new student coordinator and advisor for undergraduate students. Working closely with the Office of Admissions, the Student Advisor will be a key member of the enrollment management team within the Office of Student Services. This position will report to the Assistant Dean for Student Services

Responsibilities Include:

Student Advising
• Reviews satisfactory academic progress (SAP) and manages academic probation and suspension process, including notification letters
• Adds and removes account holds for academic purposes, such as conditional and provisional admission
• Provides general advising, including reviewing and approving course waivers and petitions; conducting one-on-one advising appointments
• In collaboration with the Student Records team:
- Clears undergraduates for graduation
- Manages undergraduate concentration changes process
– Manages the undergraduate major and minor listservs
– Oversee minor wait list process
• Collaborates with the Office of Admissions to identify retention issues and devise enrollment management solutions

New Student Coordination
• Work closely with admissions team to engage students prior to arrivals on campus; plan special communication to students who are deferring to a later semester
• Leads graduate orientation planning for fall and spring semesters
• Collaborates with university’s Colonial Inauguration team for undergraduate orientation
• Organizes events to build community among students over summer prior to enrolling, including but not limited to new student happy hours and Welcome Week activities
• Actively participate in social media for new students
• Work with incoming students to resolve issues regarding registration, billing, etc.
• Manage transfer credit petition process

University Liaison
• Act as department representative on various committees university-wide
• Work with the OSA team on special events such as orientation and graduation.

• Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, Counseling, or related field of study is preferred

Experience with Banner and/or DegreeMAP


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.
College/School/Department: Milken Institute School of Public Health (SPH)
Family Student Affairs
Sub-Family Academic Advising
Stream Individual Contributor
Level Level 1
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: Department specific
Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work.
Telework: No
Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Internal Applicants Only? No
Posting Number: S006837
Job Open Date: 11/22/2017
Job Close Date:
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.
EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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Documents needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents