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WCE Academic Advisor

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Title WCE Academic Advisor
Department Watson College of Ed - 31400
Vacancy Number E207
Position Number 1186
Location of Workplace Main UNCW Campus
Summary of Position

Serves education students including transfers, pre-majors, majors, and licensure students enrolled at UNCW. Provides accurate and timely advising to support students from matriculation to degree/licensure completion. Works closely with faculty advisors and student groups to increase student engagement in the Watson College.

Minimum Requirements

- Master’s degree in a related field is required or master’s degree conferred by December 2017.
- Ability to work both collaboratively and independently with minimal guidance.
- Ability to integrate interpersonal and organizational skills in the diverse and fast-paced environment.
- Ability to work occasional evening and weekend work, due to student events.

Preferred Qualifications

- Academic advising or related knowledge/experience with college students is highly preferred.
- Experience in higher education and working with diverse students.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Office of Student Advising and Integrated Leadership (SAIL) within the Watson College of Education (WCE) serves undergraduate students in all matters related to degree (and/or licensure) requirements and progress toward completion. SAIL’s mission is to empower students to become reflective leaders who positively impact schools and society through a constructivist, strengths-based approach. SAIL supports students in advising, admission to the Watson College, student records, graduation clearance, course registration, scholarships and student leadership opportunities. Our goal is to provide comprehensive, accurate information to help students achieve their educational and life goals. SAIL also works to link each student’s strengths, capabilities and intentions with their ability to ask critical questions and make informed decisions.

College/School Information

The Watson College of Education (WCE) ( is a growing college with over 60 tenure-track faculty members working in undergraduate and master’s programs in the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy and Special Education and the Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education, and master’s and doctoral programs in the Department of Educational Leadership. It offers several international study programs and maintains partnerships with numerous school districts, community colleges, and colleges/universities in the region.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions
Months Per Year 11A (Aug-June)
Position Type Permanent
Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions
Job Posting Date 11/09/2017
Priority Consideration Date 12/11/2017
Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of 3 Professional References
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

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