DANSRD Student Advisor

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Classification:Student Services Professional 3
Grade:Grade 79
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Rural College
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Academic Advising/Support, Other, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

The Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development is seeking a Student Success Coordinator!

Duties:

50Advising and Recruitment Advise students within the Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development in both Bachelors programs. Meet with individual students to establish academic plans. Support retention strategies through a comprehensive evaluation of academic history, placement data, and ongoing assessment of student interests, motivation, and financial needs. Utilize knowledge of student development theory in the areas of learning style, first year and/or first generation college student, retention, transitions from small/rural schools to urban communities/colleges, cross-cultural communication, Alaska Native culture, second language learners, and academic placement and includes administering course placement and career guidance. Identify student cohorts, recruitment and outreach targets; provide general communication to students and partners; conduct on-site recruitment as needed and funding allows. Approve petitions and memos related to ANS and RD programs as well coordinate with UA academic departments to approve petitions for transfer evaluations of coursework from exchange institutions. Assist students and parent(s) with completion of the FAFSA application. Assist students with accessing financial aid and other resources. Maintain current scholarship and internship opportunities and applications on file for current students. Responsible for setting goals with students and assessing outcomes. Assist students in areas of career exploration, including but not limited to resume’ and cover letter writing, and job searches. Serve as an advisor to student clubs and groups involving the DANSRD student population. Recommend students for positions of leadership. Participate in, and promote student engagement in leadership opportunities. Advise undergraduate students at UAF as need arises.Essential
50Program Management Work closely with DANSRD leadership to ensure the delivery of high-quality ANS and RD programs. Maintain student records and office files as required for registration, advising, financial aid planning, LLPs, Student Learning Outcome Assessments (SLOA) and degree attainment. Oversee curriculum paperwork and monitor DANSRD paperwork and monitor program changes and approvals. Organize outcomes assessment for programs. Design, develop and plan, collect and store data and summarize findings in the areas of enrollment, completion, course offering and rotation schedule. Support articulation agreement development. Develop and implement a marketing and promotion strategy for the RD Masters program. Through training sessions in both group and individual settings communicate RD BA and ANS BA program information to prospective students and new students. Recommend and implement changes to program operating policies and procedures to enhance program effectiveness and efficacy.Essential

This position will be responsible for supporting undergraduate students who are enrolled within the Rural Development or Alaska Native Studies degree program.  The incumbent will be highly organized, customer service oriented and focused on supporting students through degree completion. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of decision-making strategies and problem-solving skills.
Knowledge of student development theory.
Knowledge of the University system to be able to refer students to appropriate areas for assistance. Knowledge of best practices, federal and state laws and legal issues associated with and applicable to student services and higher education.
Knowledge of marketing/advertising principles.
Knowledge of the University environment.
Advanced public speaking skills.
Ability to interpret information to determine placement.
Ability to be a team or project leader. Ability to troubleshoot situations to determine the best course of action. Ability to work as an influential part of a team.
Ability to apply theories gained through experience and education.
Ability to comprehend and apply university policies and procedures as they relate to students. Ability to communicate effectively in person and in writing.
Ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment.
Ability to work as part of a team.
Aptitude for comprehending another's situation.
Ability to lead and/or supervise.

Preferred: Knowledge of BANNER and relevant database search engines.

Required Experience:

Three years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Required Education and/or Training:

Bachelor's degree in relevant field required, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Master's degree preferred.

Term Funded, Full-Time, 10 months 

Salary: DOE

To apply for this position, please include the following:

  • Cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications
  • Resume
  • Three professional references to include previous supervisors

Review for this position will begin April 12, 2021. To ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55PM Alaska time on April 11, 2021.  Applications received after this time and date may not be considered. This position will remain open until filled

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free. 

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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