Academic Advisor, School of Nursing Student Affairs

George Washington University
June 12, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Job Description Summary:

The George Washington University School of Nursing (GWNursing) drives innovation and improvements in healthcare worldwide through the education of compassionate nurses, esteemed educators and researchers, entrepreneurial leaders, and influential policy experts.

GWNursing is searching for an Academic Advisor, Student Affairs, to serve as a member of the Office of Student Services team. This position reports to the Director of Student Services. The Academic Advisor will collaborate with students to co-create educational plans in ways that are consistent with their aspirations, interests, strengths, and values.

This entry-level position provides integral academic support and direction for students navigating their academic journey. This position serves as an information hub for students and provides students with internal and external resources and opportunities. This position assists students with navigating transitions, exploring options, overcoming challenges, and developing academic plans by individual appointments and group sessions. This role masters knowledge and understanding of GW rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and academic curriculum, tracks and manages student records, develops, maintains, and enhances internal projects that further student success, and enhances programming for specific student populations in order to ensure student success and support students' individual/specific needs. This position takes part in and supports events such as orientation and graduation, maintains student records from matriculation to graduation, and monitors and responds to student inquiries for transfer credit, leave of absence, and registration. This role may serve as a member of the admissions committee, which reviews applications and makes admissions recommendations to the faculty.

Specific duties for the School of Nursing include:

  • Advise students in the development of educational plans, course selection, and registration
  • Assist students with decision-making as it relates to self-exploration, experiential learning & career development
  • Interpret college and university academic policies and procedures
  • Interpret degree audit reports (DARS) for students and facilitate appropriate substitutions
  • Complete transcript evaluations for current and prospective students
  • Work in conjunction with the academic program coordinator and Director of Student Services
  • Assist in coordination and implementation of new student orientation
  • Track student retention and progression data and provide relevant reports
  • Collaborate with faculty to provide training and resources consistent with best practices in academic advising
  • Provide students with effective and timely referrals to other college and external support services.
  • Monitor student performances and takes appropriate action if necessary; resolve students' problems regarding curricular requirements
  • Facilitate workshops, assist with test proctoring, and registration- related activities
  • Provide information to students regarding student support services, college policies, and program procedures and guidelines
  • Identify, develop, and execute programming that supports the academic and personal success of nursing students
  • Track student success initiatives and utilize data in decision-making
  • Coordinate tutoring and mentoring program
  • Reviews, prepares, and maintains accurate and comprehensive student files for academic progress, success, retention and ensures deadlines are met for completing various coursework requirements, graduation requirements, and other specific program requirements
  • Partner with the administration to support efforts with data collection and analysis and use the data to further retention and graduation efforts
  • Meet individually and in small groups with students as needed
  • Serve on University committees as needed
  • Compile information on program services, activities, and students. Maintain accurate, organized, completed, and detailed records and develop and maintain reports as required or assigned.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

    Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

  • Earned Master's degree in college student personnel, higher education administration, educational psychology, school counseling, counseling, or related field preferred
  • Relevant work experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of academic advising and student learning/development theories applied to practice
  • Experience working with students in a college or university setting
  • Computer literacy and strong skills with computer applications
  • Administrative and organizational skills with the ability to handle simultaneous projects
  • Ability to utilize technology that supports both students and professional practice (MS Word, Excel, Student Information Systems, Degree Audits, Online Resources, and Support)
  • Experience working with a diverse student population
  • Typical Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience.


    Campus Location: Ashburn, Virginia

    College/School/Department: School of Nursing Family Student Affairs Sub-Family Academic Advising Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 1 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full time -> FTE 1.00 Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:30pm Will this job require the employee to work on site? Yes Employee Onsite Status Hybrid Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

    Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S012085 Job Open Date: 04/24/2023 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:

    Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

    The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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  • Are you currently employed at George Washington University?
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  • If you are a current staff or research employee at The George Washington University, have you successfully completed your Introductory Employment Period (IEP)? The Introductory Employment Period (IEP) at George Washington University for non-faculty benefitted staff and research positions lasts for 180 days from the hire date into the position (if hired before October 31, 2022) and 90 days, if hired on or after October 31, 2022. Employees in their IEP are not eligible to apply for other internal university staff and research positions until the IEP is complete.
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