Academic Advisor for Early College Academy and Special Cohorts

Academic Advisor for Early College Academy and Special Cohorts– College of Arts and Sciences

Trinity Washington University, a comprehensive university in the Nation’s capital, seeks an academic advisor for Early College Academy and Special Cohorts in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). The Academic Advising team at Trinity is committed to supporting students to complete their academic journey. This role involves helping students to develop independent skills to make and accept responsibility for academic decisions, discover personal interests and strengths leading to the creation of realistic academic and professional goals, and understand Trinity’s academic policies and procedures. Working closely with the Director of Dual Enrollment and Early College Programs, the Advisor for Early College and other Special Cohorts will help students stay on course with the chosen plan of study and be their first point of intervention. Trinity’s student body includes more than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students, including about 1,000 women in Trinity’s historic women’s college, the College of Arts & Sciences.  Another 1,200 women and men enroll in associate, baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in the School of Education, School of Professional Studies, School of Business and Graduate Studies, and School of Nursing and Health Professions.

Special cohorts in CAS include the following groups of students – Dual Enrollment, Early College Academy (ECA), KIPP Scholars, and DC Persists. Reporting to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the academic advisor assisting with the special cohort programs will closely monitor student success and retention by regularly tracking the academic progress of these students in their classes and referring students at risk or in need of additional resources with the primary objective to assist them with making informed decisions concerning their Trinity classes.

The academic advisor will have two areas of responsibility when working with advisees: academic advising and mentoring. The advisor responsibilities include the following –

  • Participates in the planning and execution of campus events for special cohort students such as New Student Orientation, Chat & Chew, and End-of-Semester academic events
  • Regularly monitors Early Alerts for special cohort students in Starfish
  • Evaluates individual student academic progress by reviewing grades of special cohort students every 3 weeks
  • Meets with all assigned students at least monthly and more frequently as needed
  • Communicates regularly with advisees about academic support resources and assists with academic success efforts
  • Contacts the appropriate supervisor when red flags are raised on any advisee perceived as at-risk
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Applicants must have a minimum of a master’s degree in Counseling or related fields, and at least two years of academic advising experience at a college or university setting. Strong record keeping, data analysis, and case management skills are important. Thorough knowledge of advising methodology and theory including models for traditional and non-traditional students. English and Spanish proficiency is desirable.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.

A cover letter not more than two pages stating alignment of the applicant’s experience and talents with Trinity’s needs, along with a complete c.v.


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Trinity is dedicated to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its students, faculty, and staff. Trinity is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourages all qualified individuals to apply.