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Job Overview

Metropolitan State University’s College of Health, Community and Professional Studies invites applications and nominations for a full time academic advisor in the School of Nursing.  Applicant will provide a full range of academic advising which includes recruiting prospective students, advising prospective and current students, and marketing new and existing programs in the health sciences. Primary work would be with both graduate and undergraduate nursing students in all nursing programs.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Serving as an academic advisor for an assigned caseload of nursing students.
  • Providing a wide range of advising services in person, through phone, and email in accordance with university, college and professional standards.
  • Functioning as a team member in the Advising Center of the School of Nursing.
  • Maintaining current knowledge of university policies and procedures, academic programs and other programs and services.
  • Conducting program information meetings, developing advising resources and materials and functioning as a liaison with college and university faculty and staff.
  • Advocating for students best interests.
  • Working with faculty in the development of student policies and procedures within the School of Nursing.
  • Participating in college and university governance and committee activities.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree or National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Graduate Certificate in Academic Advising in Higher Education or four years of academic advising experience.
Required Qualifications:
  • Two years of academic advising or related professional experience at a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a part of a team to lead implementation of improvement projects.
  • Demonstrated experience serving an ethnically and culturally diverse student body.
  • Excellent communication skills (interpersonal, intercultural, oral and written;)
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Basic computer skills including work processing and electronic communications.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience advising students in health related fields.
  • Experience working in health care.
  • Experience working with computer-based student records systems.
The University: Metropolitan State University, a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, serves approximately 11,000 students in the greater Twin Cities Metropolitan area. We are the most diverse university in the system, with approximately 31% of our students coming from communities of color. The university offers programs leading to baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Visit our web site at 
Salary: This is a Minnesota State University Association of Administrative and Service Faculty (MSUAASF) Range C position with a salary range of $37,743 (minimum) to $65,374 (maximum).  Salary is commensurate with education and experience, and is determined by the collective bargaining agreement between Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) and the MSUAASF organization.
* Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the MSUAASF which can be found at:
Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Closing Date: March 10, 2013
Qualified applicants are required to attach the following documents to their online application:
  • Cover letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position.
  • Current curriculum vita or resume.
  • Names of four (4) references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers.
  • Transcripts – Valid unofficial copies of your transcript showing conferred/awarded date, your name and the academic institution’s name/logo are required. We do not accept copy/paste word documents with a list of courses/grades or DARS reports. If selected for hire, official original transcripts will be required.
If you need help submitting your online application, please contact NEO GOV @ 1-877-204-4442, option 1, for technical assistance.
If you have other questions related to this job announcement, please contact Human Resources, Recruitment Search & Selection Specialists, Jody (Mary) Anderson at 651.793.1811 and Kellie Cecil-Medina at 651-793-1298. TTY users call 651.772.7687.

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