Position Information - NBAPOSN Title - Working Title - Advising and Career Specialists - Brief Position Overview - MSU Billings is seeking to fill 2 Advising & Career Specialist vacancies in the Advising & Career Services Department. These positions are full-time year-round positions. - Position Number - 6C3668 - Department - Advising Center - Division - Academic Affairs - Appointment Type - Professional - Contract Term - Fiscal Year - Semester - If other, specify From date - If other, specify End date - FLSA - Union Affiliation - Exempt from Collective Bargaining - FTE - 1.0 - Benefits Eligible - Yes - Compensation - Annual - Salary - Commensurate with education and experience - Contract Type - LOA - If other, please specify - Recruitment Type - Open
Position Details - General Statement - Montana State University Billings is a comprehensive public four-year higher education institution located in Montanas largest population center, whose faculty is actively engaged in teaching, research, creative endeavors and public service. MSU Billings is unique in that it is one of a select few higher education institutions that also boasts an embedded two-year community college.
The University opened in 1927 and was initially called Eastern Montana State Normal School at Billings and was established to prepare teachers for elementary schools in eastern Montana. MSU Billings has grown, with the city of Billings and Yellowstone County, into the major urban comprehensive higher education center of south central and eastern Montana. The University campus consists of four colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, the College of Education and the College of Allied Health Professions. Seven miles west of the University campus sits City College at MSU Billings, which serves the comprehensive two-year mission of the university. - Duties and Responsibilities - The Advising and Career Specialist position is designed to provide a holistic advising experience for students. This position provides advising, retention outreach, and career guidance to students. This position specifically focuses on the First Year Experience, including instruction on the First Year seminar course.
The Advising and Career Specialist is proactive in contacting students on a regular basis and guiding students as they progress toward their educational goals; specifically focusing on first year student populations. This position acts as a liaison between students and departments.
This position meets individually with students to assist with items such as, but not limited to: course registration, plans of study, career exploration, resume reviews, and job search strategies. This position interprets placement scores to place students in appropriate level courses. The Advising and Career Specialist recommends appropriate courses and course load based on students academic ability, personal obligations, and career goals. This position must be able to utilize student information systems and career exploration programs to effectively assist students. The Advising and Career Specialist supports students with setting goals and connecting desired outcomes with current activities, time management, and developing critical thinking skills; advises and provides outreach to students on Academic Probation; and advises and provides outreach to students who receive a D/F/W/I in previous semester course(s).
Advising and Career Specialist must maintain familiarity with programs. The position must be able to communicate with students in person and/or by e-mail, mail, phone, web conferencing, and text messaging. The specialists must be able to understand how diversity, differences, and institutional/social barriers influence the student experience in order to effectively practice inclusive advising strategies for all students.
This position will participate and assist during all orientation programs and other enrollment related events; collect, analyze, and report data with regard to services provided to students, student progress, student satisfaction, etc.; participate and assist with all career related events; maintain accurate and detailed advising notes through the system; track advisees performance during and at the end of each semester; maintain records for current and previous students in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA); and maintain and update CareerLink records and information. - Required Qualifications Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills - Masters Degree
Experience in one or more of the following: advising, orientation, retention, career exploration, or mentoring roles
Knowledge of the typical problems encountered by undergraduate students in selecting a course of study and in successfully preparing a plan of study to prepare for entry into a degree program
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
Ability to organize a wide range of complex tasks and attention to detail
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Montana State University Billings (MSUB) will only consider applicants for this position who are authorized to work in the US. MSUB will not sponsor applicants for work visas.
To apply, scroll to the top of the page and click on the Apply for this Job button. - Preferred Qualifications Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills - Masters degree in a student affairs /higher education field
Experience teaching a first year seminar course
Knowledge of student development theory
To apply, scroll to the top of the page and click on the Apply for this Job button. - The Successful Candidate Will - Special Requirements - Physical Demands - N/A - This position has supervisory duties? - No
Posting Detail Information - Announcement Number - S00455P - Number of Vacancies - Desired Start Date - Position End Date (if temporary) - Open Date - 06/20/2019 - Close Date - 07/07/2019 - Open until filled - Yes - Special Instructions Summary - NOTE: This position is OPEN UNTIL FILLED. The closing date listed above is a guideline, not a deadline, however applicants who apply before the closing date above may have review preference.
Finalists for this position will be subject to a criminal background investigation prior to an offer of employment being extended. Finalists will be sent an email, at the email address listed on their application materials, with further instructions for completing this process. - Quick Link for Internal Postings - http://employment.msubillings.edu/postings/3740 - Diversity Statement - Montana State University Billings is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the Universitys mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.
Montana State University Billings makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicants ability to compete in the hiring process or an employees ability to perform the duties of the job. In compliance with the Montana Veterans Employment Preference Act, MSU Billings provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veterans preference or request accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, Montana State University Billings, 1500 University Drive, Billings, MT 59101-0298, 406-657-2278, email@example.com.
MSU Billings Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Billings Website: http://www.msubillings.edu/humres/eeos.htm
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