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Posting NumberEHRA358PQuick Link for Internal Postings TitleAcademic AdvisorWorking TitleSenior Transfer Academic Advisor - #000435DepartmentAdvisingAnticipated Hiring RangePosition SummaryThe Senior Transfer Academic Advisor will support the development of transfer students through the delivery of the following duties and responsibilities:
*Serve as the liaison for NC Community Colleges
*Serve as the primary contact person regarding academic advising for transfer students from 4-year institutions
*Market and coordinate WCU’s outreach to feeder institutions. Examples of outreach include but are not limited to: Western Day, Catamount Advising for Transfer Success (CATS) event, and other community college visits.
*Provide unofficial transcript evaluations for potential transfer students.
*Serve on WCU’s Transfer Advisory Board.
*Serve as the enrollment advisor for incoming students; new freshmen, transfers, and re-entering.
*Continue as support advisor through graduation for assigned students.
*Provide developmental academic advising to undeclared students.
*Collaborate with Career Services staff to provide general career counseling.
*Represent the Advising Center at recruitment functions.
*Teach Learning Contract (LC) 101 course as assigned to students in poor academic standing.
*Serve as liaison to assigned college and/or departments and meet regularly with Department Head(s)/Associate Dean(s) of assigned college(s).
*Provide advising information and support for the University community.
*Assist with the development, revision, and updating of Advising Center processes, forms, and publications as needed.
*Maintain appropriate electronic advising records and documentation.
*Participate in the assessment and evaluation of academic advising and advising programs.
*Participate in the ongoing professional development and encourage the growth of colleagues regarding transfer initiatives and trends.
*Other duties and responsibilities as assigned in support of the needs of students and the Advising Center

Minimum QualificationsMinimum of a Master’s Degree in Education, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or a related field.
Degree must be from an appropriately accredited institution.

Preferred QualificationsExperience with Microsoft Office preferred, knowledge of Banner preferred. Additional computer skills helpful.

Position TypePermanent Full-TimeNumber of Hours Per Week40Number of Months Per Year12 Posting Text

Open Date11/07/2019Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsTo be considered, you must apply online. Please include a cover letter, resume, and a list of professional references to complete the application process. For questions or additional information, please contact Travis Bulluck at or 828-227-7753.

Background/E-VerifyFinal candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential VerificationAll new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.

AA/EOEWestern Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, and veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at

University SafetyThe Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 114 Scott, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7234) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Resume
- List of references

Optional Documents

Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

- * Do you have a Master's degree in Education, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or a related field?
- Yes
- No

- * What field is your Master's Degree in? (Open Ended Question)

- * Are you a current employee of WCU?
- Yes
- No

- * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
- Inside Higher Ed
- HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
- Website -
- Personal Referral
- Agency Referral
- Other

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