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Undergraduate Academic Advisor for Charlton College of Business

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Work type: Staff Full Time
Categories: Other Staff Positions



OFFICIAL JOB TITLE:  Undergraduate Academic Advisor:Charlton College of Business     

DIVISION: Academic Affairs

DEPARTMENT:  Charlton College of Business  


EEO STATUS: 3.2                 

JOB CODE:  200    

FLSA STATUS:          Exempt

REPORTS TO:           Assistant Dean of Charlton College of Business

SUPERVISES:            N/A


SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION:    The Charlton College of Business (CCB) Academic Advisor supports student success and retention.   Adheres to campus-wide and CCB advising standards, policies, procedures and practices for Academic Advising at UMass Dartmouth.  Supports ongoing advising and retention initiatives and activities at the University in order to increase undergraduate student success and retention.  Manages the identification of and support of at-risk students, using state of the art software and other best practices.  Collaborates with other CCB and University staff and faculty to provide effective integrated advising and retention activities.  Follows protocols for students placed on academic warning and probation and works to develop and implement student success and retention plans. Communicates regularly with Deans, Chairs, and faculty on general and specific retention issues and represents the CCB at various admissions, retention and other student events.  Engages in College and University retention initiatives, including retention software utilization, to support CCB student success.   Follow the University’s best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention, and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.


  • Provides and manages the advising, retention and success initiatives of a cohort of CCB undergraduate students.
  • Pro-actively tracks students identified as 'at risk' and provides additional support.
  • Explains program requirements to enrolled and potential students as well as provide information about appropriate resources and opportunities.
  • Provides general reports and summary analysis of collected student data to Deans, supervisors, and faculty.
  • Develops and/or delivers workshops on transition to university life and student success strategies.
  • Provides academic advising to student advisees and students transitioning between majors; develops academic plans.
  • Develops and implements retention plans for students who are on academic warning, academic probation and subject to dismissal and potential impact to financial aid.
  • Consults with University departments and other units on campus to assist student success.
  • Communicates and meets regularly with advisees.
  • Assists in the development of advising and academic mapping materials and workshops, and participates as appropriate.
  • Participates in College and University committees such as those devoted to enrollment management, retention, academic advising, etc.
  • Other related tasks as assigned.


EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree

EXPERIENCE:Demonstrated (over 3 years) experience advising undergraduate students; previous experience with retention programs in an institution of higher education.

OTHER: Available for evening/weekend hours as needed.  Limited travel may be required.


  • Solid knowledge of undergraduate programs at the University level.
  • Knowledge of retention practices in an institution of higher education.
  • Able to relate to students, faculty and University personnel
  • Knowledge of current student development theory and research.
  • Able to counsel students in severe academic difficulty
  • Strong organizational, leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Strong technical, data analytic, and reporting skills
  • Strong communication skills.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business related field.
  • Master’s degree.
  • Experience supervising undergraduate mentors.

Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references at https://www.umassd.edu/hr/employmentopportunities/.


The deadline for internals is to apply is May 23, 2018.

The review of applications will begin May 24, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.






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