Job Title: Nursing Admissions and Progressions Coordinator
Reports To: Chair of Nursing
Prepared By: Office of Human Resources
Position Grade: COR
FLSA Status: Exempt
OVERVIEW OF THE UNIVERSITY
Washington Adventist University (WAU) is a Christ-centered institution of higher education that supports a culture of excellence where all feel valued. Nestled in a desirable residential community in Takoma Park, Maryland, WAU offers its faculty and staff an environment where professional expertise is valued, and lasting connections between co-workers are formed as we work together to ensure the success of our students. Regardless of the title, every employee supports WAU’s vision of producing graduates who bring moral leadership and competence to their communities.
The Nursing Advisor and Progressions Coordinator furthers Washington Adventist University’s mission and value by advising students academically and develops individual academic plans that satisfy degree requirements.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Includes the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Advises students on academic opportunities, requirements, policies and procedures.
- Provides clear explanations of general studies, degree, elective and degree requirements for the undergraduate nursing program.
- Offers students a mentoring relationship by discussing areas of personal concern, guiding them in defining and developing realistic academic plans and goals to achieve plans.
- Facilitates student’s understanding of graduation requirements within the sphere of university policies and procedures.
- Provides information about strategies for utilizing the available resources and services on campus.
- Monitors the progress of students in the nursing program. Facilitates the discussion of student progression by maintaining a database of student academic issues (with guidance from Department of Nursing policies) and by bringing a list of student names to the Department of Nursing Admissions and Progressions Committee for determination of revision of the student’s academic plan.
- Contacts students receiving deficiency or probation notices and facilitates appointments for the student to meet with their nursing advisor to discuss and identify progression problems.
- Assists undergraduate students with adapting to university life, identifying appropriate academic strategies, selecting majors and minors, developing post-graduation plans, and in achieving academic success.
- Evaluates transfer credits, monitors students’ academic progress, and assesses degree completion.
- Handles applications for internal acceptance into the nursing program and coordinates the notification of students of their admission status into the nursing program. (This may include prioritizing applicants, presenting applicants to the Nursing admissions and progressions committee; and facilitating letters to all applicants.)
- Routinely consults and works with faculty and other administrative offices such as Admissions, Student Financial Services, Counseling Center, and the Registrar.
- Works with MECP (Military Enlistment Commissioning Program) students.
- Contacts students identified by the WAU Admissions office as having been recently accepted as pre-nursing majors.
- Assists in updating the Nursing department website with current information.
- Handles incoming inquiries regarding the nursing program.
- Occasionally attends local community colleges’ “transfer days” to speak with students who plan on transferring to a 4-year university to complete their BSN.
- Reports directly to Chair of Department of Nursing.
- Provides indirect supervision to student workers in department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience:
- Bachelors degree (masters degree preferred).
- Excellent reading and writing skills.
- Excellent computer literacy skills.
- Strong use of technology.
- Prior experience advising students.
- Superior command of English grammar and spelling.
- Excellent verbal and written communication.
- Exceptional presentation and public speech ability.
Mathematical and Technology Skills:
- Intermediate knowledge and application of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
- Reasoning Ability:
- Ability to deal with a variety of office situations.
- Applies logical or scientific methods to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
- Other Skills and Abilities:
- Must exhibit leadership skills.
- Possesses capacity for planning, organizing and controlling.
- Advanced skills in team building, motivation, and conflict resolution.
- Physical Demands:
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- The employee will frequently be called upon and must be able to work long hours under stressful conditions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Title VII Exception Notice:
Washington Adventist University is committed to equal employment opportunities, and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, disability, age, race, color, or national origin. The University reserves constitutional and statutory rights as a religious institution and employer to give preference in employment to members of the Seventh-day Adventist church, and claims specific exemption from Title IX provisions as set forth in 34 CRF (and subsections), insofar as they conflict with the Seventh-day Adventist teaching and practices.