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Russell Sage College CSTEP Senior Academic Counselor in Troy, New York

CSTEP Senior Academic Counselor

Category:Administrative Positions


Locations:Troy, NY

Posted:May 4, 2021

Closes:Open Until Filled


Position ID:130702


About Russell Sage College:

Russell Sage College is a dynamic, comprehensive college of approximately 2,600 students. Through a strong liberal education curriculum and progressive academic programs, Russell Sage College serves traditional students and working professionals who pursue bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees on campuses in Troy and Albany, NY. Russell Sage College also offers online programs.

Job Description:

The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) at Russell Sage College is a grant-funded program sponsored by the New York State Department of Education to support underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors and licensed health professional careers. CSTEP offers academic workshops and seminars, academic support and enrichment, career planning workshops, support in finding research or internship experience in STEM content areas and licensed careers as well as numerous other opportunities critical to student success.

Description of Duties:

  • To work closely with the Director and assist with the mission of CSTEP to provided supplemental support services, including but not limited in the organizing and developing appropriate activities

  • To be able to work well with a variety of students and professional staff on both the Albany and Troy campus

  • To assist Director with providing appropriate supplemental counseling to promote student success in STEM and licensed professions

  • Must be aware of eligibility requirements to be considered CSTEP at Russell Sage College

  • Assist with the recruitment of CSTEP on the Albany or Troy campus

  • Monitor student progress, review grades and progress

  • Assist with providing one-on-one supplemental academic advisement

  • Assist with the coordination of tutorial support services on the Albany or Troy campus and time management skills

  • Have commitment to student-centered advisement

  • Assist with providing graduate school and internship information

  • Be able to collaborate with other departments on campus and in the community

  • Refer students to the Colleges Academic Support Services and Career-Counseling Center on both the Albany and Troy campus.

  • Assist with the coordination of CSTEP Student Ambassadors

  • Assist with planning and programming for the Summer Academy and Summer Research Program

  • Maintain counseling notes

  • Evaluate individual student progress and develop effective plan of action to assist student in meeting academic and career goals.

  • Work as the writing tutor

  • Provide professional development workshops and opportunities for students.

  • Assist with planning and implementing workshops and trips.

  • Assist with data collection to be used to further strengthen the program and for NYSED reports and Russell Sage College

  • Provide referrals for personal counseling and crisis intervention as needed

  • Assist the Director and Associate Director in providing individual and /or group counseling in areas unique to CSTEP students

  • Assist with programming as needed during occasional evening and weekend activities

  • Be able to work effectively with a culturally and economically diverse population.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited College or University

  • Experience working with a diverse population.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree

  • Experience in CSTEP or Academic and student support services

  • Experience working with first generation college students in STEM or licensed professions

Additional Information:

Russell Sage College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Russell Sage College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

  • No phone calls please.

  • Applications accepted until position is filled.

  • Reports to: Director of CSTEP

Employee benefit information can be found on theEmployment Opportunities ( page and then also on theEmployee Benefits ( page.

Application Instructions:

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  • Resume

  • Cover letter

  • A list of three professional references (Name, phone number, email address etc.)

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