Academic Advisor position available at the Political Science Department within the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) at North Carolina State University.
- Advise students about completion of major political science curriculum requirements
- Help students define academic goals and gain an understanding of how to achieve them
- Also, understand and communicate to students the implications of the program plan and degree progress
- Help students develop their academic focus within the major
- Keep abreast of relevant course offerings across the College and campus and maintain connections with student service staff across campus
- Moreover, act as resource for tenured and tenure-track faculty on issues related to implementation of curricula and academic policies developed by faculty
- Certify completion of degree requirements and honors designations including approval of substitutions for major requirements and transfer evaluation credit
- Furthermore, assist in planning of program events, including spring and fall commencement ceremonies
- Understand, interpret, and enforce University, College, and Departmental policies while exploring academic and professional options
- Help students make transitions and access full range of university resources
Qualifications and Requirements
- Require post-baccalaureate credentials or a bachelor’s degree plus alternative or equivalent professional training and experience may be substituted for the advanced degree on an exceptional basis.
- Also, excellent interpersonal skills including strong communication skills.
- Demonstrated skills in the areas of judgment, decision-making, problem solving, organization, and attention to detail.
- Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment.
- Ability to build knowledge of University, College and departmental policies, procedures, as well as requirements.
- In addition, an understanding of Political Science as an academic discipline.
- Proficient in social media, excel, word, power point, instructional software (Moodle, Blackboard, Skype, etc.)
- Demonstrated interest and foundation in Political Science (e.g., multiple undergraduate courses, major, or minor in the discipline).
- An understanding of university structure and administration, including relationship between student affairs units and academic units.
- Experience working with academic programs, preferably in college student affairs, counseling or a related field.
- Professional advising experience in a university setting or experience as a graduate assistant in an academic advising role.
- A record of success in working with undergraduates.