Required Qualifications (As evidenced by an attached resume): Bachelor's Degree (Foreign equivalent or higher 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 areas (Experience obtained as a student or intern/extern may be considered).
Preferred Qualifications: Master's Degree (Foreign equivalent or higher degree) in higher education, student affairs, social work, counseling, Psychology or a related discipline by June 2021. Academic advising experience in a college or university setting. Two years 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 areas.Experience teaching new student seminar or student-development related courses. Experience with Google Apps.Experience with any of the following education systems: Peoplesoft, Degree Works, NOLIJ, Navigate, Blackboard. Experience in developing courses and/or workshops.
Brief Description of Duties: The Advisement Assistant will provide individual academic advising to students with interests in the Psychology major across all four years. The Advisor will be an active leader and participant in assisting with recruiting and orientation activities and organizing psychology related advising events that involve faculty, staff and student constituents. The Advisor will be responsible for ensuring that the Psychology website and Undergraduate Bulletin are accurate sources of information, help develop and implement tools aimed at improving student success, and assist with the organization and maintenance of accurate student records.. This position will also participate in designing a new professional development course targeting underrepresented minorities and first-in-family students to help students develop necessary academic and professional skills and help them plan for further education and careers. The Advisement Assistant will be responsible for offering this course on a regular basis.
Support Academic Planning for Students
Advise undergraduate Psychology majors and potential majors about degree requirements for BA and BS in Psychology.
Meet with students to plan course schedules for upcoming semesters by providing up-to-date information about changes in courses/labs within Psychology.
Maintain updated progress records for psychology majors. Ensure that upcoming psychology graduate's records are updated in a timely manner to ensure that all requirements for the major will be met in time for graduation, and if necessary reach out and meet with students regarding any missing courses.
Identify and analyze academic planning for students, especially freshmen and transfer students, and research ways to improve these practices
Research, prepare and promote information relevant to courses, degrees, and professional development for psychology majors, including information on research opportunities, experiential learning opportunities, and internship opportunities.
Update and provide students with information about graduate school timeline, personal statement requirements, resumes, as well as other areas of graduate study and career opportunities.
Represent Psychology department at orientation, presenting requirements, evaluating transcripts, and assisting in the course selection for incoming psychology majors.
Evaluate course syllabi for courses completed at other institutions, complete and sign transfer evaluation forms.
Professional Development Course
Develop and update (as necessary) professional development course for URM and first-in-family students
Teach/Deliver course to students regularly
Coordinate Activities of Interns and MA students
Train and supervise undergraduate and masters level students who are interning in the Psychology Advising office. Ensure that Psychology advising internship program learning outcomes are being met, and that interns are completing the duties in a timely manner. Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission
Special Notes : This is a full time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption. For this position, we are unable to sponsor candidates for work visas.
Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
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Official Job Title: Academic Advisement Assistant
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Psychology-Stony Brook University
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