Warner Pacific College’s Mission: Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, liberal arts College dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds with an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. Our hiring practices reflect our missional commitment to being a Christ-centered institution.
Warner Pacific College’s Commitment to Diversity: Warner Pacific College is committed to hiring staff and faculty with an intentionality that demonstrates the importance of having an employee community that reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of the students we serve. Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Summary Description: The Academic Advisor is a full time, administrative position with optional faculty assignment, reporting to the Director of Academic Advising. This position is primarily responsible for facilitating and empowering students toward fulfilling their academic and professional goals. The Academic Advisor also works closely with the Registrar, Director of Learning Communities, faculty and other college staff to facilitate effective advising leading to successful degree completion. This position will uphold and reinforce academic policy and standards and serve on faculty and institutional committees.
Work in conjunction with campus staff to ensure strong advising in new student registration days and orientations.
Manage advising load of up to 250 students.
Work collaboratively with department faculty, registrar, retention staff, student development personnel, learning communities personnel and other appropriate campus departments to ensure robust support services for all entering and continuing students.
Collaborate with the Admissions Department to ensure a smooth student handoff from Admissions Counselor to Academic Advisor.
Partner with students on degree planning and ensuring appropriate preparation for all coursework.
Actively collaborate with retention and academic services personnel to ensure appropriate attention to students requiring extra support.
Collaborate with department faculty to ensure all majors have accurate four-year and/or completion plans for student reference.
Provide guidance to students on their academic pursuits, partnering with Career Services as able and appropriate to help inform the selection of a major.
Conduct face-to-face check-ins with advisees as necessary and appropriate.
Provide timely and accurate processing of registration paperwork.
Document student contact electronically.
Partner with major coursework faculty and registrar to ensure smooth transition to faculty advisor (as necessary) for upper-level coursework.
Assist department with grad checks as time allows and as requested.
Exercise creative and critical thinking.
Provide support of institutional student retention goals.
Be present in the office on a daily basis unless arrangements are made with the employee’s direct supervisor.
Contribute to the support and implementation of the College Strategic Plan
Participate in Warner Pacific College professional development opportunities and community events.
Adhere to College policies and procedures.
Demonstrate a commitment to a Christian liberal arts education by upholding the mission of the College and abiding by the Employment Standards and Lifestyle Agreement.
Exhibit commitment to inclusiveness and sensitivity in areas of national origin, ethnicity, culture, gender, and disabilities.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Experience working in a higher education environment.
Master degree from an accredited higher education institution.
Experience working with diverse populations.
Committed to the transformational value of higher education.
Ability to promote the values of higher education in interactions with students.
Possess a high degree of empathy and customer service experience.
Team player with interpersonal strengths.
Deep desire to help others achieve educational and professional goals.
Persuasive and diplomatic in working with individuals and small groups.
Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written communication.
Demonstrated ability to efficiently and effectively solve problems and initiate and implement projects independently.
Ability to work effectively and meet deadlines in fast-paced environment.
Demonstrated ability to manage time and priorities.
Demonstrated capacity for organizational/systems thinking.
Proficient in computer programs including Windows, Outlook, Word and Excel.
Ability to work some evenings and occasional weekends in addition to normal office hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Academic advising experience.
Spanish language skills.
Experience working with diverse college students.
Teaching experience in a higher education environment.
Experienced in conflict management and resolution.
Experience mentoring and coaching college students.
Leadership and management experience.
Warner Pacific is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and a multicultural learning environment. We, therefore, encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Warner Pacific College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse workforce of committed Christians from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.
To Apply: In order to be considered an applicant for this position, please complete our online employment application at www.warnerpacific.edu/jobs. Click “Apply Now” to complete the online application, and submit the following:
Cover letter with names/contact information for three professional references
Warner Pacific College is an urban Christian Liberal Arts college located in Portland Oregon and is dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds an education that prepares them for the spiritual, moral, social, vocational and technological challenges of the 21st century.