Job Posting: Academic Support Advisor for Student Excellence and Leadership


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Posting Date 04/19/2024
Closing Date Until Filled
Employment Type(s)
  • Full Time
Location Beloit, Wisconsin, 53511


The Student Excellence and Leadership (SEL) Program is a U.S. Department of Education Student Support Services (SSS) TRIO funded program. Our program is one that believes in focusing on students’ assets and helping them understand how to use those assets to navigate college. The purpose of SEL is to provide academic, personal, career and financial preparation and services to students who are low-income, first-generation college, and/or have a documented disability. The Academic Support Advisor’s (ASA) time will be 100% with SEL. The ASA is responsible for providing functions of financial administration and reporting to include preparation, tracking, and adjustment of program budgets. Much of the ASA’s time will be devoted to advising and supporting a caseload of approximately 40-50 students, support includes but is not limited to programming, advising, course selection, one-on-one meetings, and career counseling. The ASA will also provide assistance in the management of student enrollment and records, student assessment initiatives, and provides assistance for the program’s Annual Performance Report. This position also provides direct support services to student participants by developing and facilitating participant meetings and events, including the annual Summer Institute and SEL Peer Mentor program. This position is grant funded and continuation of position is dependent upon grant renewal.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Assure that potential students, active participants and the campus community are fully informed regarding the objectives, opportunities, and responsibilities related to the SSS/SEL program with the development and distribution of promotional materials.
  2. Aid in the development and management of annual Summer Institute program and all other academic programming components to assist students with completing their post-secondary education in compliance with the Department of Education guidelines and the specific programming outlined in the Beloit College SSS grant proposal.
  1. Assist in development and management of annual Summer Institute, Professional, Academic & Career (PAC) Institute and Sophomore Summit.
  1. Interface with college faculty and other student service providers across campus to promote the SEL program, advocate for program participants and collaborate on the development and execution of program and campus services.
  2. Synthesize and analyze quantitative and qualitative data and prepare related reports and presentations in a variety of formats.
  3. Coordinate programming logistics including on and off campus event reservations, travel, and other related programming needs.
  4. Develop and facilitate events and programming designed to encourage participant personal and academic success.
  5. Provide direct academic, personal, and financial literacy support services to assigned caseload (35-45 students).
  6. Manage the SEL Student Office Assistants team including recruiting, selecting, training, supervising, and evaluating assistants in compliance with established college and federal policies and procedures (10-15 students).
  7. Provide feedback for grant funded proposal and monitoring outcomes for grant awards.
  8. Represent the SEL program by attending appropriate meetings on and off campus.
  9. Remain competent and current through self-directed professional readings, course enrollment and professional training.
  10. Ensure the success of the SEL Program by performing all other duties as assigned.

Credentials and Experience:

  1. Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s Degree preferred
  2. At least 2 years’ experience working with SSS or projects targeted toward low-income, first-generation, and/or disadvantaged students
  3. Possess financial administration and budgeting skills
  4. Experience analyzing and developing qualitative and quantitative data reports
  5. Familiarity with grant funded programs
  6. Experience in student retention programming
  7. Experience in academic advising or counseling
  8. Relevant life experiences
  9. Understanding of issues related to campus climate for populations traditionally underserved by residential liberal arts colleges

Because equity and inclusion are central to our students’ liberal arts education and vital to the thriving of all members of our residential learning community, Beloit College aspires to be an actively anti-racist institution. We recognize our aspiration as ongoing and institution-wide, involving collective commitment and accountability. We seek employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate our cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity.

Located in a diverse community close to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, Beloit attracts students from across the United States and the world. The college emphasizes excellence in teaching, learning beyond the traditional classroom, international perspectives, and collaborative research among students and faculty. It is recognized as one of the Colleges That Change Lives.


How to Apply

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