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Senior Academic Advisor, MA Clinical Psychology (MACP) Program (hybrid)

Company: Antioch University
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: May 8, 2024

Job Description:


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Program: -MA Clinical Psychology (MACP)Classification: Staff, Full-timeReports to: MACP ChairLocation: Hybrid (remote and Antioch University Santa Barbara campus)Compensation: $66,560
Position Summary
The Senior Academic Advisor serves as an experienced academic and clinical training advisor for students in the MA Clinical Psychology Program. The Senior Academic Advisor facilitates student success by defining and implementing proactive strategies that help students stay on track to fulfill their educational goals. Senior advisors build supportive and personalized relationships with students and provide them with opportunities to stay connected to our educational community. They advise students on institutional policies and procedures, program and degree requirements, and related academic matters, and work closely with other institutional support teams to ensure that student inquiries are addressed in a timely and effective manner. The Senior Academic Advisor assesses student needs in order to make referrals to the appropriate program faculty, Antioch University office, off-campus training sites, or community services. A strong understanding of the program courses and requirements is essential, and a high degree of confidentiality must be maintained on issues related to students, including personal issues, status, performance, grievances and other program concerns.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Student Advising & Support


  • Connect with new students upon acceptance of admission to ensure overall readiness and escalate outstanding matters that would affect their ability to have a smooth and successful start
  • Advise students on institutional policies and procedures, program requirements, clinical training requirements, and related academic matters, including grievance procedures
  • Assist faculty as needed on any issues regarding student advisement
  • Collaborate with institutional staff to ensure that student inquiries are strategically coordinated and addressed in a timely manner, leading to an inspiring student experience while supporting academic integrity and institutional policies
  • Guide students to develop accountability for their decisions and an understanding of how those decisions impact their success
  • Empower students to maintain effective connections to the institution and its community of learners
  • Advise students on alternative schedule(s) to provide support and ensure students are progressing within stated timeframes
  • Act as an advocate in handling student requests and complaints
  • Meet with students as requested and/or needed
  • Create and maintain spreadsheets to track courses and academic progress
  • Plan out Plan of Study (quarterly class schedules through two years out)
  • Maintain electronic student files and schedules
  • Manage registration activities, petition applications, transfer of courses, and traineeship paperwork in collaboration with other personnel
  • Create and maintain spreadsheets to track off-cohort students, advise as needed, and provide schedules
  • Assists in data collection for the purpose of assessing program outcome

    Clinical Training Support

    • Maintain accurate and detailed knowledge of California Marriage and Family Therapy licensure requirements and a working knowledge of out-of-state licensing requirements for the purpose of advising and working closely with the Director of Clinical Training to support student Clinical Training requirements
    • Assist with the student conferral process
    • Assist with student requests and needs within their clinical training processes
    • Collaborate with faculty when clinical suitability concerns arise

      Recruitment & Retention Support

      • Engage in outreach efforts on behalf of the MACP program
      • Recruitment-related duties such as speaking at college fairs
      • Conduct periodic information meetings to describe graduate programs
      • Participate in student interviews, reviewing student transcripts
      • Maintain detailed knowledge of the MACP degree program and concentrations,including requirements, curriculum, policies, and procedures and being able to communicate these clearly to prospective and active students
      • Respond to prospective student emails and phone calls
      • Provide comprehensive outreach to students who are at risk of not meeting satisfactory academic progress, including follow-up to those with SAP and/or financial aid warnings
      • Closely monitor students to proactively identify at-risk scenarios and identify opportunities to develop, implement, measure, and improve student success strategies
      • Monitor student progress toward meeting graduation requirements with special attention to the retention of at-risk students
      • Assist with the delivery of on-campus events as assigned, including co-hosting graduate preparation meetings

        Minimum Requirements

        • Bachelor's degree in Psychology or closely related field from a regionally accredited institution, Master's degree desirable.
        • Minimum 3 years of experience working in an educational setting, 1 year of which included counseling experience. Student advising experience in higher education, preferably in adult-oriented programs preferred.
        • Experience working with multiple databases and student platforms, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite.
        • Excellent verbal and written communication, problem-solving, and time-management skills.
        • Skilled at connecting and building rapport with students from diverse backgrounds.

          Supervision Received

          • Minimal supervision received

            Supervision Exercised

            • No supervisory responsibilities

              Physical Requirements
              The essential functions represent the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without a reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
              Application InstructionsPlease include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references. To apply, click .
              Coalition for the Common Good (CCG) EEO Statement
              The Coalition for the Common Good provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic or class protected by federal, state or local laws in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits, and training. The CCG complies with all state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Pay Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Inquiries should be addressed to the Office of Human Resources or the Office of the General Counsel.
              NOTE: The successful candidate for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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Keywords: Antioch University, Santa Barbara , Senior Academic Advisor, MA Clinical Psychology (MACP) Program (hybrid), Other , Santa Barbara, California

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