Construction and Facility Management Academic Adviser
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Salary: 40012.04 - 66019.87
Internal Number: 350477
Academic Advisor (9702AA) Construction Management (CMGT) CCAPS Undergraduate Education
POSITION DESCRIPTION The Construction Management (CMGT) Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) advisor works on a team of advisors and with the Director of Undergraduate Applied and Professional Studies (uAPS), the Enrollment Adviser for uAPS, and the CMGT Faculty Director. The person in this position works with CMGT majors; CMGT, Facilities Management (FM), and Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) minors; and CMGT, FM and EHS certificate students to develop academic planning and scheduling charts; facilitate student development; and administer program curricular exceptions and technical elective decisions in cooperation with CMGT program staff. This position reports to the College of Continuing and Professional Studies (CCAPS) Director of Undergraduate Advising. This position primarily works with students interested in or admitted to the CMGT BASc major, as well as the CMGT minors, certificates, and related individualized degree plans. Specific advising assignments may change over time depending upon departmental needs. Advisors are expected to maintain working knowledge of all undergraduate CCAPS major and minor options to provide back-up advising to students across these programs.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES Academic Advising and Student Development (75 percent of time) 1. Work with each advisee to develop a graduation plan by evaluating any previous course work and assist students in understanding degree/minor requirements and major/minor tracks. 2. Facilitate retention through on-going advising on course selection and discussion of academic progress. Teach skills of goal setting, decision making and self-evaluation and the application of these skills, with an awareness of the needs of a wide range of learners. 3. Assist students in understanding University and CCAPS requirements for satisfactory academic progress. Regularly monitor student progress toward timely graduation. When appropriate, coordinate interventions using University resources to assist with student success. 4. Provide culturally responsive academic advising and support to students from underrepresented populations to enhance student engagement and guide students to graduation. 5. Engage students in discussions that foster identity development, self-acceptance, critical self-reflection, and increased self-understanding, leading to advising-related learning outcomes identified by the U of M Advising Framework. This framework identifies the essential elements needed for a supportive advising experience. 6. Assist students in exploring and integrating the financial, academic, service, enrichment, and career development components of their overall University experience. 7. Assist with CMGT information and orientation sessions and collaborate with the CCAPS Enrollment Advisor to meet the needs of prospective students and present a full range of educational options. 8. Assist in program evaluation and related certification or accreditation requirements to meet the needs of current and future students and other CMGT constituencies. 9. Assist in initiation and implementation of approved programmatic and policy changes. Student/Alumni Engagement and Outreach (25 percent of time) 1. Collaborate with CCAPS Director of Engagement & External Relations and the CMGT team on student/alumni development initiatives for obtaining jobs and cultivating alumni connections within the CMGT program. 2. Collaborate with CMGT Faculty Director and CCAPS Career and Internship Services to identify ways to partner with CMGT alumni, CMGT industry partners (Advisory Board) and CMGT associations to coordinate access to or deliver engaging student events and outreach on relevant topics such as: Job and Internship Fairs, Networking with Employers, CMGT Career Tracks, and Professional Development. 3. Advise CMGT student organization (Construction and Facility Management Student Association) in coordination with industry associations, including student clubs/associations and honor societies; develop new opportunities where appropriate. 4. Induct students into Sigma Lambda Chi Honor Society and do annual reporting to SLC.
We are able to post for a range of levels with this search. This will help us ensure we are able to hire the best fit candidate for the position, with level and compensation commensurate with education, skills, and experience. Candidates will be considered for an Academic Advisor level 2, 3 or 4 position.
QUALIFICATIONS Required: â— Bachelor’s degree and two years of academic advising or related experience in a higher education setting, or master's degree. â— Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity â— Ability to work both collaboratively and independently with minimal supervision â— Ability to manage administrative and multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines â— Demonstrated strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills with internal and external stakeholders
Preferred: â— Master’s degree â— Knowledge of University of Minnesota programs and services â— Experience working with students pursuing educational options related to CMGT or business â— Minimum of three years of academic advising experience in a higher education setting â— Familiarity with relevant University technology used in advising, student services, and data management â— Experience with traditional, adult, and part-time students in a higher education setting â— Familiarity with or experience working within the CMGT or business industries
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