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First Year Advisor

July 07, 2014

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Carthage College’s Office of Student Life seeks a First Year Advisor.

As an active member of the Student Affairs staff, the successful candidate will successfully facilitate new student entry and transition to Carthage, with primary focus on the academic integration. The First Year Advising Office at Carthage College enjoys an interactive and collaborative relationship with faculty members and other College staff. The Advising staff is expected to work closely with other College personnel to address the social, developmental, and academic needs of our students. The fundamental purpose of academic advising is to help students become effective agents for their own lifelong learning and personal development.

The First Year Advisor is responsible for cultivating a significant, lasting engagement between the student and Carthage College. Job responsibilities for the position include:

  • Provide developmental academic advising to approximately 100 students
  • Establish an intentional relationship with each advisee; creating an engagement between each student and their educational experience
  • Register students for courses
  • Teach sections of the College Success Seminar course for new students
  • Move the student toward responsibility for their own academic goal achievement
  • Identify and address student transition issues
  • Fulfill a variety of administrative responsibilities in order to accomplish these goals
  • Participate in appropriate College events such as advance registrations and new student orientation
  • Other duties as assigned

The First Year Advisor is a full-time, 12-month position. Compensation includes a starting salary in the range of $35,000-$40,000, a comprehensive health plan, paid vacation, and participation in a generous retirement plan.

Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree and relevant experience.

Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home to 150 scholars, 2,500 full-time students, and 900 part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips students with foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be lifelong learners, and to lead meaningful, productive lives.

Applicants must submit a letter of application, a resume and the names of three references to:

Jason Ramirez
Associate Vice President for Student Life/Dean of Students
Carthage College
2001 Alford Park Drive
Kenosha, WI 53140-1994

Review of applications will begin immediately with the priority deadline of August 1. The anticipated start date is August 18, 2014.

Carthage College values the diversity of its community and encourages applications from under-represented groups.