Carthage College
  • 11-Jul-2018 to 01-Oct-2018 (CST)
  • Kenosha, WI, USA
  • Adjunct

Carthage College and the Division of Student Affairs seek a First Year Advisor in the Center for Student Success. As an active member of the Center for Student Success staff, the Advisor will successfully facilitate new student entry and transition to Carthage, with primary focus on academic integration. 

Job Summary:

The First Year Advisor performs professional advising within the Center for Student Success to facilitate the academic success and persistence of Carthage students, primarily during their period of transition to the College. The Center for Student Success staff work closely with other college personnel to holistically address the academic, developmental, and social needs of students, with particular focus on supporting underrepresented/underserved student populations.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Provide high touch, developmental advising to approximately 150 students, primarily first-time freshmen in designated programs of study during their initial transition to Carthage. Establish an intentional relationship with each advisee, facilitating engagement between the student and their unique educational pathway at Carthage.
  2. Prepare for and teach approximately five assigned sections of College Success Seminar during the fall term for advisees with the goal of supporting them through their transition and moving them toward responsibility for their own academic goal achievement. One additional section of College Success Seminar may be assigned for the spring term.
  3. Maintain accurate recordkeeping of advising meetings, College Success Seminar attendance, and outreach for departmental reporting. Oversee initial data entry for incoming students related to their program of study to ensure their profiles are set up correctly prior to online check-in for their first term.
  4. Collaborate with Admissions staff and academic department chairs to coordinate New Student Registration, Transfer Orientation and Registration, and individual registration appointments in order to register incoming students for courses in an accurate and timely manner. Participate in additional college events to welcome the incoming class or support strategic campus initiatives as needed.
  5. Utilize the Early Alert System and Carthage Academic Achievement Program to assist in identifying and addressing student transition issues, facilitating successful interventions, and connecting students with appropriate campus resources in order to increase their likelihood of academic success.
  6. Lead the Center for Student Success staff in co-coordinating two designated projects and increasing staff understanding of and support for two designated student populations.
  7. Provide leadership to Peer Coaches and other paraprofessional staff as they serve students in order to ensure development of their leadership skills and positive outcomes for the department
  8. Fulfill a variety of assigned administrative responsibilities to accomplish these goals, as well as other administrative and operational duties as assigned

Minimum Education and Experience Required:

  • Requires a Master's Degree in college student personnel, counseling, or related field
  • Requires excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate with faculty, staff, students, and families.
  • Requires the ability to utilize tact and proper judgment while providing academic support to students, including an understanding of and ability to appropriately enforce the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and Title IX Amendment of 1972.
  • Requires the ability to use standard office equipment and technology, including a telephone, keyboard, and personal computer and tools such as Microsoft Office Suite, Jenzabar Suite, and various Google applications.
  • A minimum of three months of experience in academic advising, student success, and/or retention programming is preferred.
  • Experience working with underrepresented/underserved populations is preferred.

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit a single PDF file including a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. Apply online using the link below and submit all materials through the "Resume Upload" section.

About Carthage:

Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home to 150 scholars, 2,500 full-time students, and 900 part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips students with foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be lifelong learners, and to lead meaningful, productive lives.

Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community. We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with a disability.


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