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Job Ref:  617933331
Employer:  Direct Solutions - Canada
Country:  Canada
County/State:  British Columbia
City:  Vancouver
15/10/2016 23:21
Job Description:

Summary: Responsible for sustaining an environment of academic and professional excellence for students and educational team members. The Academic Advisor supports student life and learning through student advocacy, academic coaching, customer service, campus and community referrals and institutional outreach. The Academic Advisor works closely with all campus departments to support student success and persistence NA must assure that the EDMC philosophy: quality services to clients; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion - is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position. Key Job Elements: Maintain direct contact with student advisees. This includes meeting with individual as well as small groups of on-ground and online students on an ongoing basis to build rapport, identify barriers to success, set goals and develop action plans for academic success. Provide proactive and timely outreach, referrals and intervention with student population through a variety of communication methods. Develop processes, programs, activities or workshops to support student cohorts such as new students, online/Plus students, students on academic warning, and honors students. Work with Academic Affairs to understand, monitor and convey all aspects of curriculum, sequencing, academic status, registration and college policies and procedures for both on-ground and online students. Work closely with Academic Affairs regarding curriculum updates, scheduling, student concerns and needs. Collaborate with faculty regarding student concerns, student progress and course content. Support curricular and co-curricular involvement through referral, participation and advertisement of available opportunities to on-ground and online students. Participate in new student orientation programs. Participate and support all key departmental operations including tracking statistics, proper file documentation, departmental meetings, strategic planning and program assessment. Understand and monitor institutional benchmarks and support all persistence endeavors. Perform other related duties, as assigned. Reports To: Dean of Academic Affairs Interacts With: All campus departments Job Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities): Knowledge:a) Bachelor's degree in Education, Fine Arts, Psychology, Social Work or related field.b) One to three years experience working in an academic advising role, preferably in a post secondary institutionPreferred Requirements:c) Understand current trends in Academic Advising and higher education. Skills: a) Excellent written and verbal communication skillsb) Strong interpersonal skills with both faculty, staff and student populationsc) Exceptional customer service and organizational skillsd) Understand open-ended questioning, non-verbal communication and active listeninge) Understand how to read and interpret reports and dataf ) Presentation and public speaking skillsg) Strong computer and analytical skills Abilities: a) Ability to work independently or in a team. Interact effectively and work collaboratively with other departments.b) Ability to listen and positively respond to student and co-worker requests.c) Ability to exercise considerable judgment in the application of college policies and procedures.d) Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.e) Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.f) Ability to manage multiple tasks and successfully meet deadlines.g) Ability to adapt to changing assignments and multiple priorities.h) Ability to be creative and innovative. Application Guidelines: Applicants should submit a Word or PDF compatible resume and salary expectations to NA - with the subject header Academic Advisor no later than October 14, 2016. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all candidates in advance. Only candidates who meet our requirements will be contacted.

Company Description:

The Art Institute of Vancouver offers a dynamic, creative work environment for its faculty and staff - a team that is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience and success for our students. Our faculty has the tools for delivering the rigorous, career-focused, learner-centered education for which we are known. Our administrative staff enjoys an open, team-based work environment where performance is rewarded and professional development is highly valued. Together, we all demonstrate our commitment to our mission in everything we do!
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