Lakeland University
  • 05-Jun-2017 to 04-Aug-2017 (PST)
  • Sheboygan, WI, USA
  • Full Time

POSITION PURPOSE 

Advise returning adult students on academic planning, programs and requirements relevant to the Master of Arts in Counseling degree available through the Evening, Weekend and Online programs.  Promote and support University-wide initiatives related to the nontraditional student experience.

Recruit returning adult Graduate students through multiple venues (lead generation) and provide support for prospects as they progress through the admissions process (lead management).  Advise on academic planning, programs and requirements relevant to Graduate degree options available through the Evening, Weekend and Online programs. 

GENERAL EXPECTATIONS    All Lakeland University staff members are expected to:

  • Demonstrate in their words and actions an appreciation for the history of Lakeland University and a commitment to its stated mission;
  • Represent unequivocally in their behavior the stated values of the University;
  • Be good stewards of the University's resources, including its personnel and the goodwill of its friends, its alumni, and local community;
  • Work collaboratively (as opposed to competitively) with their peers to meet objectives and achieve our goals;
  • Keep their supervisor appropriately informed;
  • Be forthright and honest in their communication with all members of the University community;
  • Treat all members in a manner of teamwork and respect;
  • Acts in a manner that sets the standard for service in higher education and the core principals of Lakelanders Excelling at Professionalism (LEAP) show respect, communicate and be positive;
  • Advise their supervisor with respect to all matters that require their attention, including their own performance. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Serve as an advisor, counselor, advocate, and mentor for returning adult students in the Master of Arts in Counseling degree program as they transition into the academic environment and strive to balance education, employment, family, and/or other life responsibilities and challenges;
  • Advise Master of Arts in Counseling students by providing timely and accurate information about registration procedures, general education requirements, supporting and major course requirements for the program of study, and rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of the institution;
  • Develop and implement advising procedures that allow for successful monitoring, advisor and student self-assessment, reporting of strategic benchmarks, and initiation of intervention strategies associated with student retention and successful degree-completion;
  • Participate in program planning, professional development activities, and collaborations with academic and administrative units to provide educational and support services promoting the retention and degree-completion of returning adult students;
  • Refer students to other campus and community resources as appropriate: faculty mentors, career counselors, financial aid advisors and other student service representatives, other University offices or personnel, and resources external to campus.
  • Recruit non-traditional Graduate students through participation in education fairs, consortiums, community and corporate recruitment functions, ongoing visits to WTCS institutions, etc.;
  • Advise prospective students by providing timely and accurate information about the Graduate degree options available through non-traditional programming, admissions and registration procedures, and rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of the institution;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Center Director

SPECIALIZED KNOW-HOW & SKILLS 

  • Qualification Required: Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited University or university, with at least two years' experience in academic advising/admissions or other student services within a higher education environment. Strong organizational skills and an aptitude to assess the needs of, and effectively communicate with, adult students diverse in ability, background, and academic interests.  Ability to form constructive working relationships with adult students.  Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.  Proficiency in commonly used technologies (e.g., Microsoft Office) and an ability to master new software applications as needed.
  • Qualifications Preferred: Master's degree from a regionally accredited University or university. Experience working with returning adult students and a familiarity with teaching and learning principles of adult education.  Working knowledge of the Jenzabar software platform.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk;
  • No or very limited physical effort required;
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

OTHER DUTIES

  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
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