Senior Academic Advisor - Washington State University in Tri-Cities Washington

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Washington State University

Tri-Cities, Washington

United States


Detailed Job Description

This position is responsible for supervising and administering a coordinated and integrated system of academic advisement assuring that all students receive appropriate advising including; general education requirements, selection of a major, professional certifications, etc.
Advise students; implement group advisement sessions with faculty liaisons. Work closely with Retention and Completion coaches to ensure that a proactive and quality approach is taken with all students’ advising needs. Analyze existing procedures and make recommendations to streamline or change. Responsible for developing, implementing, and/or administering programs and initiatives that reflect the Campus’s academic advising efforts; provide leadership at workshops through participation and development of workshops.
Oversee the development of academic plans to support selection of major for each student and establishing benchmarks for student achievement to support access to a major. Oversee the creation and distribution of advisement bulletins, brochures, and website information to keep the campus community informed of current advisement policies, procedures, and requirements. Oversee the academic reinstatement process on campus.
Collaborating with other academic services to identify appropriate support for students needing assistance. Promoting academic advisement by building relationships with faculty, administrators, student life personnel, financial aid, and the business office. Developing outcomes for academic advisement and retention of students. Aligning programs and services with appropriate objectives. Supervising, training, and evaluating professional advising staff.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and four (4) years of academic advising experience or relevant professional experience. One (1) or more years of experience leading or directing the work of others. A Master’s degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional work experience. Any combination of relevant education and professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year‐for‐year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated knowledge of general education courses and requirement of academic programs including transfer requirements.

Demonstrated knowledge of accreditation processes.

Experience working with a diverse student population.

Master’s degree.

Monthly Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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