Required Qualifications: (Evidenced by an attached resume)
Bachelor's Degree. One year of full-time experience in a college or university setting in one or more of the following areas: academic advising, transfer advising, counseling, teaching, student programming/activities, orientation, student services, or enrollment/retention issues. Strong presentation skills. Experience coordinating programs and events.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in higher education, student affairs, social work, counseling, or a related discipline. Academic advising experience in a college or university setting. Experience teaching new student seminar or student-development related courses. Working knowledge of PeopleSoft.
Brief Description of Duties :
The Academic Advisor in Academic & Transfer Advising Services provides individual academic advising to undergraduates in their sophomore, junior, and senior years. The incumbent teaches the transfer seminar course and may evaluate transfer credits as appropriate. The incumbent is an active leader and participant in assisting with the orientation and registration process, planning activities and events throughout the year, developing and implementing advising strategies for academic success for all students, and building connections with faculty, staff, and student constituents. This position provides a significant link to students' transition from their first year of college or beginning their transfer experience, and serves to strengthen student engagement and retention. Incumbent must possess: Outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Experience successfully working independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving. Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
Academic Advising: Provide high quality, proactive academic advising to undergraduates in their sophomore, junior, and senior year as well as transfer students. Advising occurs in individual and group settings on an ongoing basis, and will include regular communication about courses, majors, degree requirements, and policies/procedures. Provide active support, follow-up, and strategies for success either individually or in a group setting, to students on academic action. Serve as a general walk-in, appointment, and phone advisor for undergraduates.
New Student Seminar Instruction: Participate in relevant training and provide instruction for ADV 101, a seminar class for incoming transfer students with goals including student acclimation to Stony Brook, retention, and graduation. ADV 101 is comprised of approximately 20 students per class and meets the entire semester. Supervise, train, and evaluate an assigned teaching assistant.
Orientation and Registration: Assist in the coordination and implementation of orientation sessions for incoming transfer students. Provide 1:1 and group advising for new students regarding academic planning, policies, course requirements, and the process of registration. Participate in student orientation and opening weekend programs in January and the summer, including assisting in the development, planning, and implementation of new student related events and activities.
Program Development and Event Planning: Participate in initiating, planning, and developing events and activities which build community and support academic success. Participate in one or more office committees. Participate in various University programs and services including training/staff development, campus events, special events, admissions open houses, search committees, and University-wide committees.
Other Duties: Other duties or projects as assigned.
Special Notes: This is a full time appointment. FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.
Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
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