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Academic Advisor – Fargo

The University of Mary invites applications for a full-time, exempt Academic Advisor in Fargo.  The Academic Advisor advises students by connecting students with appropriate paths of study in order to achieve their educational goals.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities Include:

  • Acts as an advocate and an interdepartmental liaison for students
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with the campus community, the general public, and other agencies
  • Establishes and provides a broad system of service delivery that is flexible and responsive to the needs of the student
  • Informs students about their rights and responsibilities
  • Analyze requirements of the students and present program concerns to the appropriate departments
  • Provides group and individual orientations, while providing pertinent program information
  • Assists with registration process, add/drop forms, and other documents as needed
  • Represents students with local agencies and college authorities
  • Maintains and provides accurate advising data
  • Commitment to on-going knowledge base acquisition of the university. Stays current with University programs and degree requirements
  • Attend and actively participate in advising staff meetings, training programs, and planning retreats
  • Ensures each advisee receives personal, verbal and written communication, which may include extensive telephone and email contact. Records a summary of all pertinent telephone and email contact with the Radius/Jenzabar systems
  • Provides input regarding the development of department goals and strategic plan
  • Other duties as assigned at the discretion of the supervisor
  • Upholds and promotes the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary
  • Supports the ongoing implementation of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the apostolic constitution on Catholic colleges and universities
  • Builds a culture of ready and earnest hospitality in the Office of Enrollment Services and throughout the university in accord with Saint Benedict’s admonition that all be received as Christ

Qualifications Include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business/Sales or related field
  • Must have advanced interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively and interact with current students, faculty, and staff

Knowledge and Skills Include:

  • Ability to work independently and with a team of colleagues
  • Ability to limited travels and maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Must achieve individual goals while contributing to the efforts of the team
  • Safeguards the confidentiality of student information and departmental administration by exercising discretion in communicating information to faculty, staff, parents, alumni and current and prospective students, and in handling departmental records and files and similar confidential materials
  • Must demonstrate the highest professional demeanor and ethics while representing the University. Proven ability to communicate and listen effectively

The University of Mary is a private, Christian, Catholic, Benedictine university that welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds. Infusing Benedictine values throughout the educational experience, Mary offers distinguished, professionally-focused academic programs enlivened by the liberal arts, global and civic service, robust internships, and mentoring by respected faculty. As one of the most affordable private universities in the nation, Mary offers exceptional educational value as well as outstanding scholarship and financial aid opportunities.

For more information on the University of Mary, please watch a short video by clicking on this link: https://youtu.be/Go37Hy6QrVs

We welcome your interest in joining the University of Mary. To apply, email a letter of interest and resume to employment@umary.edu or mail to University of Mary, Attn: Human Resources, 7500 University Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504.

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