Attend an Information Session
Learn more about the OSA and ASA positions by attending an info session with staff and student advisors from both offices who can answer your questions!
- January 16th 6 - 7pm
- January 17th 6 - 7pm
Sessions are in Miller Hall 112.
January 25th Applications Due
Academic Student Advisor
Position Title: Academic Student Advisor (ASA)
Reports to Heather Brett, Academic/Career Advisor, Academic Advising Center
Academic and Career Development Services employs motivated student leaders as Academic Student Advisors (ASA) to assist new students with orientation, academic advising and registration.
- Represent the University; remaining professional, responsible and respectful.
- Assist with check-in of Transitions and Summerstart participants as they arrive on campus and answer participants’ and their families’ questions throughout the day.
- Deliver advising and registration presentations to groups of new students during Transitions, Summerstart and Fall Orientation.
- Help new students to understand Western’s graduation requirements, specifically the General University Requirements (GURs) and their individualized student academic reports.
- Help new students identify their English and math course placement based on available testing information, transfer courses and major interests.
- Assist new freshmen in their development of class schedules that fit their individual needs, using advisor approved schedule guidelines.
- Assist new freshman to utilize registration resources and successfully register for their first quarter classes.
- Assist new transfer students in reviewing their Transfer Equivalency Report, developing class schedules and registering for classes during Transitions.
- Assist new students and parents with registration preparation during open lab hours.
- Model a positive faculty/student relationship by assisting faculty with academic advising sessions.
- Work closely in collaboration with the NSS/FO Orientation Student Advisor (OSA) team and with other WWU staff members to welcome new students and their families, taking initiative to help out where needed or assigned.
- Enroll in a 3-credit SAA 340 Advising Experience Leadership course, spring 2013. This class meets on Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:00-4:20pm, plus two lab days to be arranged.
- Participate in all scheduled program and training dates listed in Position Description.
- Minimum 2.5 cumulative WWU GPA and full-time status (12 credits) during the academic year.
- Completion of at least three quarters at WWU. Must attend classes on main campus during Fall Quarter, 2013.
- Candidates must have strong interpersonal communication and public speaking skills.
- Candidates must also be able to work independently with a responsible, self-motivated and proactive work ethic.
- Candidates must be detail oriented and conscientious about providing accurate information.
- Develop skills as a student leader and be part of the larger orientation team.
- Strengthen communication skills and gain experience in presenting information to small groups.
- Enhance your interpersonal skills through working one-on-one with students.
- Expand your knowledge of academic programs, policies, procedures, and services.
- $9.19 Hourly for ASAs
- On-campus room and board during training and program dates, if needed
- Lunch provided on the first days of each session; with the possibility of a few other lunches
- Review position description, responsibilities, qualifications and time commitments. More details can be found online at www.nssfo.wwu.edu/jobs
- Complete and submit application by Friday, January 25th at 5:00pm. Submit application online at www.nssfo.wwu.edu/jobs
Candidates selected for an interview will be scheduled early February and will be contacted to arrange an interview time.
All dates are mandatory unless indicated (*) and essential to the ASA experience and position.
|Spring quarter SAA 340 Class:||Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:00pm – 4:20pm + 2 labs
CRN 21271, 3 credits
|Transitions Training Dates*:||*Tuesday, July 23rd 4 hours, TBA|
|Transitions Program Dates*:||*Thursday, July 25th 8-10 hours, TBA
*Friday, July 26th 8-10 hours, TBA
*Monday, July 29rd 8-10 hours, TBA
Including one, 1-hour evening shift
|*Note: Not all ASAs are needed for the Transitions training and program dates. Please indicate in the application if you are available and would like to be considered for these dates of employment. Priority will be given to returning ASAs|
|Summerstart Training Dates:||Thursday, Aug 1st Full Day
Friday, Aug 2nd Full Day
|Summerstart Program Dates:||Aug 5th- Aug 22nd|
|The Summerstart program consists of eight two-day sessions:
*ASAs will also be required to work some evening hours in registration labs, up to 5pm, TBA
|Fall Advising Program Date:||Monday, Sept 23rd 8:30am-4:00pm|
|*Fall orientation and advising is for all new students who did not attend Summerstart|