Stratford University

Academic Advisor / Assistant Registrar

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/5/2018 9:15 AM)
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United States

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Passion…Inspiration…Innovation…Do you live by those?
If yes, read on…

At Stratford University employees take enormous pride in their work and the work of the University. Stratford is not just your next job -- it is a career where employees find their true calling and feel tremendous joy in making a difference in the lives of others. Every employee is empowered and encouraged to contribute innovative ideas to enhance the student experience and learning outcomes. This is made evident by our motto, Changing lives, one student at a time.”  Visit our University blog at


The Academic Advisor’s main responsibility will be assisting with the implementation of a holistic advisement and student retention program. Serving as a liaison, the Academic Advisor will connect students with the appropriate paths of study to turn their educational dreams into a reality. The successful candidate will demonstrate and practice student centeredness, while fostering close professional relationships with the students they support. Reporting directly to the Campus Dean, this position will work collaboratively with other departments and programs to ensure accurate, appropriate, and timely services for all students.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop an advising and mentoring relationship with current and incoming university students.
  • Provide holistic advising service while assisting students with problem-solving by appointment and drop-in basis
  • Assist with student registration and course schedule planning;
  • Provide intensive and proactive services to foster student retention to include referrals to tutorial services and campus resources
  • Participate in campus projects to ensure student success;
  • Utilize data to determine which students need additional follow up throughout the semester;
  • Provide ongoing contact with an assigned caseload of students to ensure their retention and progression, through the use of social media, telephone, email, and student analytics.
  • This position will interact with faculty and administration to enhance advisement for students
  • Process, handle and update all student academic records with integrity, accuracy and timeliness.
  • Assists the Registrar with planning and implementation of relevant office responsibilities.
  • Ensure the proper collection, maintenance and communication of numerous student academic records and performance data.
  • Take stock in, and truly care for student success
  • Aid the Registrar with attendance, grade processing and transcript maintenance, accurate data input into
  • PowerCampus, graduation audits and enrollment reporting, registration and transfer evaluations and filing.

  • Create standard ad hoc reports, to offer recommended improvements in processes within the office

  • Maintain compliance with all relevant university, state, federal and accreditation rules and regulations

  • With Dean approval, Advisors meeting the proper credential qualifications may be requested to teach up to three courses a year, but not more than one per term, to ensure their close contact with new students.

The Skills:

  • Demonstrate and nurture cultural competence
  • Possess effective communication skills
  • Possess a demonstrated ability to take initiative toward project completion
  • The ability to work collaboratively with team members


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution; Master’s degree preferred.
  • 3-5 years experience in an academic environment
  • Previous experience in an appropriate academic discipline
  • Previous experience advising students.
  • Knowledge of social media applications, tracking of special populations, documenting contacts, making referrals and maintaining advisee files is preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of accreditation and university academic rules and regulations



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified

Stratford University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

“Changing Lives…One Student at a Time”



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