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University at Albany University Academic Advisor - University at Albany in ALBANY, New York

Location: ALBANY, NY Category: Professional Posted On: Tue Jul 6 2021 Job Description:

The University at Albany is implementing a campus-wide student success model focusing on aligning current advising structures, strengthening campus coordination and collaboration, and providing holistic and personalized support for students from admission to graduation.

In furtherance of this mission, the Academic Support Center at the University at Albany is seeking innovative and student-centered academic advisors to support the University's new student success model. University advisors are responsible for providing academic advisement to approximately 400 undergraduate students throughout their academic careers. This student-oriented position works closely with students to develop individual success strategies while collaborating closely with campus colleagues to identify potential academic roadblocks and engage in proactive problem solving to address those issues.

The successful candidates must be familiar with developmental and pro-active/intrusive advising models, have a commitment to student-centered advisement, and be comfortable using information technology to assist in advisement.

University Academic Advisor responsibilities include:

  • Serve as a primary advisor while the student is an intended major and then shifting to a secondary advisor role once the student declares into a major

  • Responsible at all times for monitoring academic progress, assessing TAP compliance (if applicable), and communicating with the student about university requirements

  • Work with students in declaring or changing majors, discuss the change, review the new degree requirements and evaluate the impact on academic standing and trajectory implications

  • Coordinate a student success team and pro-actively initiate intervention strategies when a student is in need of additional support or referral

  • Provide targeted and strategic interventions based on a unique understanding of the individual student in concert with at-risk assessment data

  • Approach each student recognizing that they have a complex set of issues and concerns that will shape their academic pathway

  • Connect with students on a regular basis to build and maintain rapport; and serve as the first point of contact to ensure questions are answered and concerns are resolved

  • Collaborate with faculty and other University departments to enhance student success and coordinate support services

  • Remain current on best practices in advising/retention, and provide support to the University community as appropriate

This is a calendar year position and participation is required in all summer orientation sessions. Salary is non-negotiable.

Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization

  • One year of professional experience or relevant graduate-level employment with a college student population

  • Strong interpersonal, writing (as assessed by application materials submitted), and oral communication skills

  • Personal statement detailing applicant's approach to academic advising, and providing examples as appropriate

  • Applicants must also address their ability to work with a culturally diverse population in their applications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years professional academic advising experience

  • Experience working with special populations including, pre-health, international, transfer, and/or at-risk students

  • Proficient in Spanish or another non-English language

  • Master's degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization

    Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Academic Advisor, SL-3 - $48,500

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