Academic Advisor, DTS-DC
The Academic Advisor is responsible for providing academic advising and other related services to students with the intent of helping them make informed decisions as they continue toward graduation.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
- Excellent sales and customer service skills.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
- Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
- Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
- from DTS or a current student in the latter portion of a professional degree program.
- At least two years related experience required.
- Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
- Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
- Daily Advising: Respond to students who walk-in, call, email, or request online video conference consultation
- Graduation Degree Audits: Conduct student degree audits for students the semester before they graduate to determine progress and successful completion of degree.
- Degree Completion Planning
- Advise students regarding degree requirements (Electives, Spiritual Formation, Ministry Formation) and course dependencies
- Assist students in devising a plan to complete their degree within the time limit
- Contact online and distance students to assist them toward graduation
- Understand degree academic, Spiritual formation and Ministry Formation requirements
- Reclassification or Leave of Absence Advising:
- Assist students as they reconsider the appropriate degree in light of vocational ministry goals.
- Help process appropriate course of action and understand implications of taking a leave of action or withdraw
- Education and Training
- Conduct academic advising seminars for current students as needed
- Craft offline and online resources to help our students navigate DTS
- Classroom and Event Support
- Organize and set up class sessions and special events (New student orientation, Chapel or Donor Support events)
- Assist professors with basic tasks while onsite for class or events
- Complete other duties as assigned by the Supervisor