Academic Advisor and MP Coordinator - WKU Ft. Knox

Western Kentucky University
June 03, 2023
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Academic Advisor and MP Coordinator - WKU Ft. Knox

Category: Staff Subscribe: Department: WKU - E-town/Fort Knox Locations: Fort Knox, KY Posted: Nov 18, 2022 Closes: Jun 3, 2023 - 11:59 PM EDT Type: Full-time Ref. No.: 997373 Position ID: 155995

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About Western Kentucky University:

Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a student-centered, applied-research institution committed to providing its students with a transformative academic and social experience and to elevating its surrounding communities. Founded in 1906, WKU is the second largest undergraduate institution in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with approximately 15,035 students (29% first generation, 18% underrepresented minority) and just over 2,500 faculty and staff employees.

Western Kentucky University is committed to empowering its campus community to embrace diversity by building equitable and inclusive learning, working, and living environments. At the heart of our mission, we seek to provide holistic education and employment experiences that prepare students, faculty, and staff to become effective scholars, contributors, and leaders in our diverse and evolving communities.

Located 65 miles north of Nashville, TN, and just over 100 miles south of Louisville, KY, WKU's main campus is in Bowling Green, KY - a city with approximately 70,000 residents. Our population is ethnically diverse, with more than 85 languages spoken in and around Bowling Green, and people from 35 nationalities call our community home.

Western Kentucky University seeks to attract talented faculty and staff who are inspired individually to contribute to WKU's strategic plans and ongoing success. We offer comprehensive wellness and health benefits to employees and their families, including domestic partners and other qualified dependents and take pride in providing a workplace culture that supports balancing the responsibilities of work and family life. Paid-time off for holidays, vacation and sick leave, and a tuition discount program for employees and dependents are also provided. Learn more about WKU and Bowling Green at wku.edu/about.

Job Description:

The Academic Advisor and MP Coordinator at the WKU at Ft. Knox office plays an important role in our students' educational experiences through academic advisement of WKU students and connecting with prospective transfer students both on post and throughout the region. Advisors are effective in helping students understand the purpose of a university education, guiding students as they explore the expectations and demands of their chosen career path, and assisting students in initiating a plan in order to graduate.

WKU at Ft. Knox serves a diverse student group of active-duty military students, veterans, civilian Army and government employees, and their family members, including adult and online learners. This position is a member of the Regional Campuses advising team and collaborates closely with the Advising and Career Development Center to provide guidance, support, and encouragement for students at the WKU at Ft. Knox office and surrounding region.

As Coordinator of Military Programs, this position serves as the liaison between the Fort Knox US Army Educational Services officer and WKU. The position oversees the daily operations of the Ft. Knox office and classroom spaces, works with the Ft. Knox Education Services Center on higher education events and processes, and reports on WKU progress related to the WKU/US Army MOU.

This position plays a vital role as part of the Elizabethtown-Ft. Knox Regional Campus team in recruiting students and engaging with our community. WKU at Ft. Knox is a welcoming and inclusive environment, and this position extends values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. This position reports to the Director, Regional Campuses.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are customary for this position but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.

  • Serve in an advisory capacity for all WKU at Ft. Knox campus students (military, civilians, family members, and DoD employees), including assisting students in key stages of admission, registration, and degree planning steps
  • Serve as the point of contact to advise, format, and transcribe degree plans for all programs university-wide for all students using federal tuition assistance for the ArmyIgnitED portal, AI portal, and Navy portal
  • Work with military students assessing Joint Services Transcripts (JST), helping the advisee understand the WKU credit earned through military occupational experience and training
  • Participate in recruitment activities and initiatives, including coordinating WKU at Ft. Knox recruitment and community events
  • Collaborate with other postsecondary education partners developing collaborative recruitment and marketing initiatives
  • Serve as liaison between military personnel and WKU personnel, collaborating routinely with offices such as Admissions, Registrar, Graduate School, Military Student Services, and academic departments
  • Collaborate with various Military Army Continuing Education System (ACES) counselors and Vocational Rehab counselors and ensure WKU policies and procedures comply with ACES
  • Collects, maintains, and analyzes data related to military student recruitment, enrollment, course completion, and graduation
  • Ensure students' educational goals are within military TA guidelines
  • Review student communications within the ArmyIgnitED and Air Institute Education Portals
  • Supervises part-time staff
  • Supports students in test proctoring
  • Supports the Textbooks for Troops Program for students at Ft. Knox
  • Knowledge and Skills Considered Essential for Success

  • Demonstrated background with US Army education initiatives
  • Demonstrated skills of self-motivation and initiative
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Organizational skills, including proactive strategies to track student prospects and current students to tailor communication to individual advising needs.
  • Demonstrated commitment and action on issues of student access, diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Working knowledge of basic office software (word processing, email systems, spreadsheets, databases, etc.) and a comfort learning WKU systems
  • Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Demonstrated professional advising experience or equivalent in related field
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment and be highly organized and adaptable
  • Strong presentation skills with the ability to relate to diverse audiences
  • Must have a valid driver's license and be able to travel to off-site location
  • Additional Information:

    Salary Range: $35,600 - $38,000

    Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.

    Western Kentucky University (WKU) is committed to a policy and practice of providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all individuals. In accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, no form of discrimination or harassment will be tolerated at WKU on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices.

    Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO). To request an accommodation, report/express a complaint, or ask questions regarding WKU''s Discrimination and Harassment Policy (#0.2040), please contact Mr. Joshua Hayes, EEO Director/Title IX Investigator/University ADA Coordinator, via email at [email protected] or by phone at (270) 745-5121.

    The University is also required to investigate complaints of sex and gender- based harassment, also a form of discrimination, and has designated the Title IX Coordinator as the individual responsible for coordinating the investigation and response to such complaints. The Title IX Coordinator for the University is Ms. Ena Demir, who can be contacted via email at [email protected] or by phone at (270) 745-6867. Additional information regarding Title IX is accessible via WKU's https: // www. wku.edu/titleix/ website.

    Information concerning educational programs offered by WKU are provided at: https:// www. wku.edu/atwku/academics.php

    Application Instructions:

    The following items must be submitted through this electronic talent management system:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • You will receive email confirmation that your submission has been received. The candidate review process will generally begin as materials are received.

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