Part-Time Success Advisor

Montana State University
September 23, 2023
Offerd Salary:$20.49
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Working Time:Part time
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Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 23025

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Lori Oakley 406-994-4364 [email protected]

Classification Title Academic Advisor II Working Title Part-Time Success Advisor Brief Position Overview

As part of a multi-faceted and results oriented team, a Success Advisor is responsible for conducting intervention/advising meetings with students. Advisors are responsible for connecting with students identified as “at-risk,” or who seek out services for time management, test taking skills and learning strategies.

Position Number 4N0757 4N0036 4N0015 Department Retention Division Office of Academic Affairs Appointment Type Classified Contract Term Fiscal Year Semester If other, specify From date If other, specify End date FLSA Non-Exempt Union Affiliation FOCUS-MFPE FTE .45 Benefits Eligible Not Eligible Salary $20.49 per hour, commensurate with experience, education and qualifications. Rate of pay will be determined by the staff compensation plan. For questions, contact [email protected]. Contract Type Classified Hourly If other, please specify Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

Join a dynamic team in the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success where guiding students is a passion and privilege. In keeping with the mission, vision and principles of Montana State University, the state's only public land grant institution, we are innovative and thoughtful leaders committed, in service, to advancing the future of others. We work closely with students, faculty and staff, employers, foundations, and other partners to create future focused outcomes. We use technology, metrics, and mindsets to shape our strategy and help students navigate their educational experience. We leverage the spirit of teamwork, hard work, and dedication to make our strategic plans become an operational reality.

Duties and Responsibilities

Success Advisors will assist students with the skills necessary to continue their education at MSU, including:

  • Conducting one-on-one and group appointments with students, reviewing appropriate learning strategies for students referred to the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success via referrals through the Navigate/Early Alert program, Residence Life, MSU 101, CARE team, AYCSS initiatives, as well as self-referral by students who know they need help with pursuing their degree.
  • Assist students decode important information, ideas and tactics to help students develop the skills necessary to receive the full benefit of their education.
  • Provides student-facing assistance and education on learning management via workshops, strategy clinics, hosting classroom lectures, assisting with the US 103 Learning Strategies course, as well as group appointments.
  • Serves all students and is vital to ensuring learning management instruction and support to enhance retention and degree completion in a variety of settings.
  • Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field, or a combination of education and/or experience from which comparable skills are acquired.
  • Experience in student advising at the post-secondary level or experience with professional coaching.
  • Demonstrated experience in program delivery and with a high degree of professionalism.
  • Demonstrated technical competence using personal computers and various software such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software & relational databases with a willingness to learn additional department and MSU specific software and programs.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a fast paced office setting.
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems and have candid conversations.
  • Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Master's degree in related field.
  • Demonstrated experience with teaching and learning pedagogy.
  • Experience facilitating and instructing small group workshops and classes.
  • Possess knowledge of the higher education system and related services.
  • The Successful Candidate Will

  • Have a strong desire to help students create their MSU experience with intentionality.
  • Be committed to utilizing engaging pedagogy that involves students in the learning process.
  • Possess a willingness and desire to engage in learning themselves.
  • Possess the ability to troubleshoot problems and have candid conversations.
  • Have the ability to relate to, mentor, inspire and develop rapport with a diverse student body.
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Have a proven ability to take initiative, work independently and in a team environment.
  • Have effective interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate successfully with mentors and staff.
  • Possess sound decision-making skills.
  • Possess an enthusiastic approach and a high level of integrity.
  • Be experienced managing and maintaining confidential information.
  • Have the ability to represent the office in a professional manner.
  • Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

    This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

    Physical Demands

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required

    This position has supervisory duties? No

    Posting Detail Information

    Number of Vacancies 1

    Desired Start Date Upon successful completion of a search. Position End Date (if temporary) Open Date Close Date Applications will be:

    Screening of applications will begin immediately ; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

    Special Instructions Diversity Statement

    Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples. https: // www.

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