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Position announcement

Closing date: Open until filled; however, applications will be considered and evaluated as they are received. Application packets must be submitted to the Office of Human Resources.

Position title: Advisor of Studies for Pre-Majors

Position summary:

This professional position advises First-Year students and Pre-Majors/Exploratory Students in their freshman and sophomore years. In addition, he/she coordinates the University’s response to the academic Early Alert Program, tracks referrals, coordinates with other offices and individuals to strengthen advising and to implement intervention strategies, and collects data to assess the efficacy and effectiveness of Pre-Major Advising and the EA program. In working closely with Pre-Majors, the Advisor of Studies will guide students in their choice of courses, especially in the University’s Core Curriculum, and towards selecting a major that matches their strengths, by the end of their sophomore year. The Advisor of Studies will also serve as a resource for students as they consider changing their major. (See job description)

Minimum qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in an academic discipline. Ph.D. and University-level teaching experience at the undergraduate level, with expertise in any discipline offered within the University’s College of Arts and Sciences, is highly preferred. Experience in teaching first and second year students in core courses, or in student advising, counseling, or closely related field is desirable.
  • Experience in student development, counseling, or closely related field desirable.
  • At least two years prior experience in higher education providing academic advising, teaching undergraduate students, and/or working with undergraduate students on their development.
  • Successfully pass a criminal background check.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Application procedures:

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit the following to human resources (hro@stmartin.edu):

  • Application of employment. (PDF Version) (MS Word Version)
  • Cover letter specifying interest and how their background has prepared you for this position.
  • Current resume.
  • Brief statement which highlights how your work experience and background will contribute to the Catholic Benedictine philosophy of education.  To better understand the Catholic, Benedictine Values in an Educational Environment," we are providing a link to a well written article on the subject: http://www.osb.org/acad/benval1.html.
  • Copies of transcripts indicating degree confirmation. Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate
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  • If you are contacted for an interview, we also will require your authorization to order a background check before any employment offer can be finalized. Please print the background check authorization form and bring it with you to the interview.

The principles of the Catholic Benedictine tradition, equal employment opportunity, and nondiscrimination are fundamental to the mission, goals, and objectives of Saint Martin’s University. The University does not discriminate in employment or in the delivery or administration of its educational programs, policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic or other University programs on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religion (except as a bona fide occupational qualification for certain select positions), marital status, national or ethnic origin, military or veteran status, age, or disability.

Students or employees with concerns or complaints about discrimination on the basis of sex in employment or an education program or activity, or any other inquiries related to the University's non-discrimination policy, may contact the following individual:

Cynthia Johnson
Associate Vice President of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator
5000 Abbey Way SE, Lacey WA 98503

Consistent with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations adopted under that law, the University has designated the above individual as the University's Title IX Officer, responsible for coordinating the University's Title IX compliance. Individuals may also contact the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 915 2nd Avenue, Room 3310 Seattle, WA 98174-1099, Telephone: (206) 220-7900, TDD: (206) 220-7907.