|The position requires professional knowledge of student development and higher education along with the ability to provide professional academic counseling to students pursuing an undergraduate degree in the School of Public Affairs. |
With their various responsibilities, an advisor plays a significant part in the retention of students. To be effective the academic counselor must be the student’s advocate, yet maintain university standards. Students and faculty depend on this position with regard to issues they seek to resolve. With knowledge of these issues and the regulations affecting them, the academic counselor carries significant responsibility in generating satisfactory solutions.
The position may require some evening and weekend work and also involves a significant commitment of time during the summer for new student orientations.
Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.
American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.