Student Success Advisor

Student Success Los Angeles, California


AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, with campuses in New York City and Los Angeles, is one of the foremost postsecondary performing arts colleges in the country. AMDA offers Bachelors of Fine Arts degree programs in Acting, Musical Theatre, Dance Theatre, and Performing Arts, as well as two year conservatory programs.

The Student Success Advisor will provide support over a wide variety of areas including enrollment support, day-to-day student needs, and personal development. The Student Success Advisor, housed within the Student Success Department, works collaboratively with the Office of the Provost, as well as hand-in-hand with AMDA faculty and staff to ensure each student’s academic and personal success.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the student’s contact and support for academic and personal matters
  • Coordinate with other departments, specifically Education Services and Student Affairs, to increase retention and graduation rates for students.
  • Support and collaborate with Education Services in regards to students’ academic challenges and degree trajectory.
  • Act as the first contact for more serious issues and when appropriate, if the Student Success Advisor cannot immediately resolve the student’s issue, guide the student to the staff member who can best help the student resolve the issue.
    • Act as instructor for First Semester Seminar course, leading 1st semester students through lesson plans focusing on institutional and personal success.
    • Work collaboratively with AMDA’s Student Care Team to provide students with appropriate support services.
    • Oversee the Peer Mentor program, providing support to first year students and advising upperclass mentors.
  • Assist with Orientation planning and presentations each semester, as an active member of AMDA’s Orientation Planning Committee.
  • Check in regularly with students to ensure their progress in all areas of their AMDA experience.
  • Prepare students for their transition to AMDA from high school, and integrate new students into the intellectual, artistic and creative life at AMDA.
  • Working knowledge of developmental academic advising theory.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s in Higher Education, Counseling or Advising preferred
  • Minimum of one year of appropriately related experience required; experience in student support services will be given preference
  • Ability to sustain productivity while managing multiple projects, and demonstrate strong interpersonal counseling skills in working with a diverse student population.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills, interpersonal and administrative skills with the ability to work with a team of diverse professional staff and students
  • Excellent follow-through and organization skills

COVID19 Vaccine Policy:

AMDA will have a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy commencing at the beginning of the fall semester (10/18/21) for all employees who will be working on campus. 

For information regarding requests for religious or medical accommodations, please contact the Human Resources Department at [email protected] 

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