Academic Advisor III, Teacher Education Programs - University of La Verne in La Verne California

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University of La Verne

La Verne, California

United States

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Detailed Job Description

This position will report to the Bakersfield campus and is tasked with coordinating the regional campus Teacher Education programs in assigned areas (Bakersfield and others when assigned) and provide academic advising to credential and master’s degree students in these locations.

Specific Duties

1. This position will provide administrative leadership for Teacher Education programs and Special Education programs in Bakersfield and other assigned regions.
a. Enforce university policies regarding admission, registration, withdrawal, prerequisites, INC/IP deadlines, probation, appeals, etc.
b. Communicate regularly with regional faculty, program chairs, and ROC central.
c. Appropriately direct students and faculty when assistance is needed from another department.
2. This position will be involved with the recruitment of new students.
a. Recruit new students by attending college fairs, school district events, and visiting school sites.
b. Visit undergraduate classes to promote the credential programs. Plan to visit cohorts throughout the length of the Liberal Studies program to provide credential program information and prepare students to transition from Liberal Studies to Teacher Education.
c. Respond promptly to online requests for information. Maintain record of prospective student contacts and follow-up with them.
d. Provide program information to prospective students, school districts, and the general public.
e. Monitor applications for admission and follow-up with candidates to complete the admission process promptly.
f. Communicate regularly with program chairs, regional faculty, and ROC central to determine when a new cluster is ready to start.
g. Make public presentations at Information and Orientation Meetings.
h. Assist the regional faculty for Special Education with monitoring admission files and encouraging applicants to complete the admission process in a timely manner.
3. This position includes the functions of Admission, Advising, and Retention.
a. Keep regular office hours to assist students throughout the term.
b. Advise students of admission requirements, program prerequisites, and student teaching requirements.
c. Review transcripts for approved course work in U.S. Constitution, public speaking, and health education.
d. Prepare admission cover forms for student files that are ready for admission (Teacher Education, Special Education, M.Ed. Special Emphasis, M.S. Special Education.) Make sure documents are recorded in SAAADMS, and are scanned and indexed. Forward file to ROC central when the file is ready for faculty review.
e. Use Banner to monitor student progress, prerequisites, and registration status. Follow-up with students who are not registered.
f. Collect clinical teaching applications and follow-up with students regarding prerequisites.
g. Determine eligibility for clinical teaching and provide a list of cleared candidates for the regional faculty to begin placement.
h. Report to regional faculty and program chair when there is a concern about a student’s progress and hold an academic progress review meeting.
i. Communicate with faculty concerning student appeals and issues pertaining to student progress.
j. Provide on-site advising visits at appropriate times. This includes arranging with faculty to visit a class during the evening or on Saturdays. At other times it may be appropriate to use Skype to meet with students.
4. This position will advise students regarding California and university credential requirements and application procedures.
a. Evaluate student transcriptss for credential eligibility. Run CAPP reports and make sure requirements are met.
b. Make sure all credential eligibility documents are scanned and indexed.
c. Communicate with ROC central regarding students ready for institutional recommendation for a credential.
d. Maintain records on intern teachers and monitor their requirements as interns. Advise students of intern requirements within Kern County.
e. Attend conferences and workshops for credential analysts to remain current with state law and credential requirements.
5. This position will participate in liaison activities with local school districts and colleges (attend Kern County Office of Education and BTSA meetings.)
6. This position will engage in professional development appropriate for the position.
a. Maintain job proficiency by attending workshops and seminars when approved by supervisor.
b. Participate in university community and various committees as long as it doesn’t interfere with regular duties.
c. Develop a work plan each year with goals and objectives.
7. This position will plan and execute special events for education students.
8. This position will perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

- Master’s degree (preferably in Education, Counseling, or a Behavioral Science.)
- Three years of full-time work experience in higher education, such as admissions or academic advising. Full-time experience teaching in K-12 may also be considered.
– California driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

Benefits Summary

The hiring range for this position is dependent upon qualifications and departmental equity. Benefits of employment include a comprehensive health and welfare plan, tuition remission program for employee, spouse and dependent children and a generous 10% contribution to the University’s 403B retirement plan.

Benefits Summary

The hiring range for this position is dependent upon qualifications and departmental equity. Benefits of employment include a comprehensive health and welfare plan, tuition remission program for employee, spouse and dependent children and a generous 10% contribution to the University’s 403B retirement plan.


Kern County Campus

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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