Overview

Job Location:
St. Paul Main Campus

Founded in 1854, Hamline was the first university in Minnesota and among the first coeducational institutions in the nation. Hamline University provides a world-class education for undergraduate and graduate students. Our faculty, staff, and students cultivate an ethic of civic responsibility, social justice, and inclusive leadership and service.

Hamline University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Hamline University does not discriminate on the basis of race; color; religion; creed; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity; gender expression; national origin; marital status; familial status; status with regard to public assistance; membership or activity in a local human rights commission; disability; age; protected veteran status; or any other status protected by applicable law in its education or employment programs or activities. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

JOB SUMMARY

This position exists to assist in the responsibilities of academic advising, new student registration, provision of efficient intervention in response to individual student challenges, coordination with other offices on various programs, and direct student support.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Academic Advising

  • Advise students regarding academic and curricular requirements using a model of appreciative advising to assist students in identifying long term goals, resolve questions regarding degree progress/completion, major/minor/certificate programs, and act as a resource in resolving obstacles to student registration and graduation.
  • Understand and communicate requirements and curricular policies and procedures surrounding academic progress and completion.
  • Assist with Summer Orientation and Registration planning and implementation (materials development, student outreach, presentation of information, meeting with new transfer students, assisting new students in the registration process, post registration review for new first years)
  • Present advising and curriculum related information to various campus constituencies (Hamline Plan presentations, orientation, Admissions events).
  • Maintain highly detailed electronic notes pertaining to all student interactions.
  • Coordinate various student outreach campaigns, such as: graduation application reminder, major declaration reminder, repeat First Year Seminar and First Year Writing reminders.

Instruction in transitional courses

  • Develop and teach courses in the curriculum for incoming first-year students, as assigned by the Assistant Provost for Student Success and Faculty Development/Director of First Year Seminar. Teaching courses may include: Institute for Academic Success (summer bridge) and First-Year Seminar (including an Introduction to Liberal Arts Learning section).
  • Assist with the assessment and enhancement/revision of curriculum across these (and other) courses.

Outreach and general support for students

  • Serve as supplemental academic skills advisor to students in various cohorts– including students on academic probation, or in consultation with the Director of CASA and relevant staff/faculty. 
  • Develop and maintain engagement with best practices in the field for working with historically underrepresented student populations.
  • Oversee program content and student communication for the Passport to Learning (P2L) academic support program. This includes maintaining the Canvas website content as well as general advising for up to 75 students.
     

Committee Attendance

  • Serve on or in support of various campus committees, as needed and relevant, including Early Alert Committee, Student Progress Committee, etc. – as part of the shared work of the CASA staff

Additional Responsibilities

  • Participate in occasional presentations and trainings to various campus and external constituencies.
  • Be familiar and comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and exercise best practices with regard to the maintenance of confidential student information.
  • All other duties as requested.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

This position reports to the:  Director, Center for Academic Success and Achievement

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Ability to develop courses as related to CASA.
  • Must be an effective educator, with experience working with students from historically underrepresented populations, with the ability to develop strong rapport with students across diverse backgrounds and needs.
  • Must be self-motivated, highly organized, and able to manage work interruptions.
  • Must be willing to take on challenges, perform well under pressure, and perform within specific and limited time and resource constraints.
  • Understanding of educational development theory in higher education.
  • Knowledgeable regarding best practices surrounding appreciative advising and student success, and/or able to research and develop scholarship-based approaches to our practices and policies.
  • Ability to speak clearly and concisely, conveying complete information in a manner that others can understand, as well as ability to understand and interpret complex information from others.
  • Be familiar and comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and exercise best practices with regard to the maintenance of confidential student information.
  • Working knowledge of or ability to learn Microsoft Office Suite, Google, Google Apps, EAB, and Workday Student.

MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Two (2) years professional experience teaching and/or advising.
  • Two (2) years professional experience working with at-risk students.
  • Two (2) years professional experience developing and facilitating orientation sessions, workshops, training sessions and other Academic Success related courses.

PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Five plus (5+) professional advising or teaching experience and pedagogical training.

WORKING CONDITIONS / EQUIPMENT

Must be able to perform the following essential functions with or without a reasonable accommodation:

  • Must be able to perform well under pressure as well as within specific and limited time and resource constraints.
  • Must be able to work on a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to perform tasks requiring intense concentration, and to switch rapidly between tasks.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • This is a full time, 1.0 FTE, exempt position, 12 months a year.
  • Occasional evening and weekends required as needed to teach various courses and training sessions.

EEO/DIVERSITY STATEMENT

Hamline University will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, or retaliation based on race; color; religion; creed; sex; sexual orientation; gender expression; gender identity; national origin; marital status; familial status; status with regard to public assistance; service with a local human rights commission; disability; age; or protected veteran status in its employment and educational opportunities. 

All questions marked ‘Required’ need to be answered in order to submit the application. It is important that your application show all of the relevant education and experience you possess. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. If rejected, you must reapply for the position in order to be considered. A resume or curriculum vitae, a cover letter outlining your qualifications for and interest in the position, contact information for 3 current, professional references, as well as copies of transcripts (if required) must be uploaded with each application.