Career Opportunities

Military Program Academic Advisor


Post University is currently accepting applications for the role of Military Program Academic Advisor.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Assistant Director of ADP Advising and the Director of Military Programs will jointly manage this position. The MPAA provides advising services to accelerated degree program students enrolled through the Military Program, both online and at our regional locations. The MPAA supports adult students in our Accelerated Degree Program with academic advising and assistance with university processes. The MPAA maintains relationships with students and is a critical part of the university’s ongoing retention efforts. Our advisors are proactive guides and academic coaches and focused on maximizing Military ADP student graduation rates. The MPAA presents informational workshops, works closely with Military Admissions, Registrar’s Office, Military Student Accounts and Military Financial Aid to provide a high level of service to students, and maintains advising files for all Military Program students. The MPAA advisor will be required to work some evenings and Saturdays. Of primary importance will be to support the USAREC and NORU students enrolled to Post University as part of the University’s partnership agreements with these agencies.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Proactively maintains a relationship with advisees as a key part of the university’s retention efforts through regular email and phone contact (in some cases in-person contact)
  • Maintains contact with students to discuss degree program requirements, course selection, change of major, petition process, designate a minor
  • Provides students with guidance related to academic progress, course selection, degree selection, and work/life/study issues
  • Uploads finalized approved SOC Student Agreement into the GoArmyEd Portal or the Navy College Program
  • Ensures that course selection is in line with the approved SOC Student Agreement
  • Responsible for resolving academic related issues and cases in GoArmyEd
  • Attain personal/individual student retention goals
  • Updates degree program guides by request, and ensures that new degree plans are uploaded to the students military educational file as required by GoArmyEd or the Navy College Program
  • Primarily advises online students by phone and email, however will also visit satellite campuses to give workshops on advising topics and advise students
  • Maintains a petition log for tracking purposes
  • Responsible for performing degree audits on Military Student Records as directed or required
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree required: master’s degree preferred
  • Excellent phone, email, and face-to-face communication skills; maintains a positive attitude
  • Good organization skills and able to keep consistent contact with 250-350 advisees
  • Good computer skills; able to use Microsoft Office products and learn university systems
  • Enjoys working with and supporting adult students
  • Problem solver; is a solutions-oriented person
  • Energetic and goal-oriented; Strong interest in working in a fast paced environment that requires multi-tasking
  • Works well in a team environment; enjoys working as a contributing member of the Advising team
  • One to three years experience in an academic environment or counseling

As a member of our Post University team, the individual will share in a 120-year tradition of helping people achieve their personal and professional goals. Located in Waterbury, Connecticut, Post University has a vibrant campus and an excellent online program. The University offers a competitive salary and benefits package that includes medical, dental, 401(k) and tuition benefits.

Interested candidates should forward cover letter, resume, and three references to Post University Human Resources by applying at: www.post.edu/hr

*****All files must be saved as one document before uploading to our database*****

Disclaimer: This opportunity may be withdrawn and/or amended.

POST UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER that employs in compliance with all applicable laws. We do not discriminate because of sex, sexual orientation, age, race, color, religious creed, marital status, national origin, ancestry, disability, handicap or other legally protected status. Equal access to programs, service and employment is available to all persons. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and job interview process should notify the Director of Human Resources, Post University.

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