The Assistant Director of Academic Advising provides coordination and delivery of advising in assigned division(s). This includes collaboration with faculty advisors, monitoring academic progress of all assigned students, and providing recommendations on course scheduling. This position works closely with departmental colleagues and the faculty and Associate Dean in assigned division(s). Additionally, the Assistant Director provides project management in the area of retention-related outreach to at-risk students and faculty.
• Coordinate and deliver academic advising services for students in assigned divisions;
• Advise students in assigned divisions on course and major selection, college policies, transition and transfer processes, individualized major development, and enhancing academic experiences and skills;
• Provide accurate information regarding courses of instruction, resources and college policies and procedures to internal and external constituencies;
• Develop trainings and support materials for faculty and staff about academic advising and advising resources;
• Prepare and deliver workshops and resources for faculty, staff and students in assigned areas related to academic advising including group advising, collaboration with departments and faculty advisors, first year programming, advising services, etc.;
• Collaborate with faculty advisors and departmental colleagues to provide seamless advising for students throughout their time at NEC;
• Maintain accurate notes from initial contact through graduation and project needs of assigned students;
• Prepare preliminary transfer credit evaluations for best application to major selection;
• Prepare preliminary degree evaluation and plans for completing remaining courses for assigned students; • Aid in College wide retention efforts which promote student academic success and student engagement within the NEC community;
• Coordinate the withdrawal process for students including exit interviews, withdrawal notifications, and analysis of data for trends impacting retention;
• Organize the delivery of information to faculty regarding advising and students including class attendance, mid-term progress, student absences, etc.
Experience • 1-3 years’ experience in academic advising.
Skills and Knowledge • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; • SCT Banner knowledge preferred; • Experience with Student Databases; • Excellent verbal, written, and organizational skills; • Strong counseling and interpersonal skills.
About New England College
New England College is a private, non-profit college, located in the quintessential New England town of Henniker, New Hampshire dedicated to providing exceptional education for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from all over the world.