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Wichita State University

Wichita, KS

First-Year Advisor

Location7117 W Harry St, Wichita, Kansas 67212
Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2022-09-07
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Valid Through2023-05-31

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Position Title First-Year AdvisorPosition Number 997164Position Status Full-TimeRegular Work Hours Monday – Friday, 40 hours/week, to include evening and weekend hours as necessary.Location Wichita, KS - WSU Main CampusDescriptionUniversity Overview Wichita State University has a long tradition of innovation and entrepreneurship that spurs the economy and serves the needs of the local community. This is the place where anything is possible. Where collaboration and innovative ideas shape the future, and entrepreneurship is in our bones. If you have the creativity, passion and insight to help us build a brighter future for our city, state and world—this is the place where you belong.Position Specific Responsibilities OneStop Student Services at Wichita State University encourages applicants who are customer-focused, organized, and ready to welcome students to our office. As a First-Year Advisor, you will advise, coach, and assist incoming freshmen as they transition into college. Meetings with students are in-person, so excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills are crucial for success in this role. In addition, this position will also be trained as a OneStop specialist to help students with their financial aid, WSU email, student account, holds, etc. Our team is dynamic and brings a broad group of skills and perspectives to our work. If you are interested in contributing to these shared goals, apply today!Summary of Responsibilities Assists prospective and first-year students with educational advising, processes and procedures. Collaborates with appropriate staff and University departments to facilitate seamless service and resolutions to student and customer inquiries. May lead staff and oversee special projects.Essential Functions Advises first-year students concerning their academic plans, progress, and academic and career goals in order to assist students in making personal education decisions and meeting graduation requirements. Interprets student needs and provides individualized service and assistance while maintaining confidentiality.Provides financial aid, student accounts, and registration support services to prospective and first-year students across multiple disciplines, tracks inquiries, coordinates with departments, and assists with policy and procedure changes.Educates students and campus community on academic programs, processes, and procedures. Collaborates with various departments to enhance educational services and opportunities.Participates in outreach and recruitment activities as department representative.Verifies, maintains and ensures accuracy of data and program documentation in internal and external records system and reviews reports as assigned.Commitment Wichita State University is committed to inclusive excellence. WSU is the only urban-serving public university in Kansas and has the most diverse student body of all the Kansas state universities. Wichita State University recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran. Wichita State University has a clear goal in this regard: to be the place where our talented faculty and staff reflect and promote the evolving diversity of our society. We pride ourselves on being the most innovative university in Kansas, delivering the best educational experience to our students with the disti ction for opening pathways to real-life learning, applied research and career opportunities that make people want to stay in Kansas. Our campus provides an experience that promotes all forms of diversity, equity and inclusion, a place to learn, work, live and play.RequirementsMinimum Education Bachelor’s degree in related field by hire datePreferred Education Minimum Experience Three (3) years of experience in academic advising, finance, enrollment, admissions, or related fieldPreferred Experience Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Ability to provide excellent written/oral communications skills, along with critical thinking ability to interpret and respond appropriately to diverse groups of people in various situations.High level of service orientation, with outstanding customer service skills and attitude; responsive to customer needs with ability to provide prompt, courteous, and accurate information.Excellent computer skills, including thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office, and ability to navigate database systems and other computer programs.Understanding of university business processes.Understanding of FERPA rules for the release of student information to faculty, parents, students, etc.Licenses, Certificates and Registrations NoneSponsorship User Export Compliance Addi

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