Job No: 495473 Work Type: Staff Full-time Department: Wurzweiler School of Social Work Location: Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street, NY, NY Categories: Academic Administration, Administrative Support
The Academic Advisor will provide academic advisement to students in Block I and II, BA/MSW Program with YC and Stern, MSW/Ph.D. Program, and Israel Block Program. The Academic Advisor will work with the Associate Dean to assist students with their plan of study, barriers to registration, processing Leave of Absence or Withdrawals, oversee referrals to student services, faculty, or other YU services to resolve student issues. The Academic Advisor will also work directly with the Registrar's office staff.
Assist students to follow and update their plans of study/roadmaps
Provide advisement meetings as needed/requested prior to registration each semester
Provide academic advisement to students in specialized programs:
Block I and II
BA/MSW Program with YC and Stern
Israel Block Program
Work with Associate Dean to resolve unique plan of study issues:
The need for an Independent/Direct Study
The need to resolve an Incomplete Grade
Student requests to substitute courses
Student requests to transfer credits
Student transfers from other Wurzweiler programs
Student comportment issues
Academic struggles/risk of dismissal from program
Intervene when a student encounters a barrier to registration:
Refer students to appropriate department when they have a hold on their account
Assess screenshots of registration restriction messages and provide appropriate registration permits:
Monitor course registration numbers and decide if:
seats can be added (over-tally permit) or
If the advisor needs to request that the Associate Dean add more sections of the desired course
If an over-tally is permitted (based on enrollment) request approval from that course instructor
Work directly with the Registrar's Office staff to resolve barriers to registration
Process student requests to audit a course (requires Associate Dean and instructor's signatures)
Assist Students with:
Processing a Leave of Absence or Withdrawal from school
Accessing Yeshiva student services
Referrals to the appropriate staff/faculty to address questions or resolve issues
Refer students to Associate Dean who express dissatisfaction with:
Services from other departments (Office of Disabilities, Office of Student Finances, etc.)
At least 3-5 years of administrative experience are required
Equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered
Skills & Competencies:
This position requires the following skills:
Exceptional people skills
Capacity to generate professional and courteous correspondence in a timely fashion
Must possess strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. May use other Microsoft programs as assigned. Ability to quickly learn and become proficient in new software and technology is essential
Must be exceedingly well organized, flexible
Must have ability to interact with staff (at all levels) in a fast-paced environment, sometimes under pressure, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient; a high level of professionalism and confidentiality is crucial to this role
Must demonstrate good judgment, initiative and attention to detail
Must possess strong customer service, communication and organizational skills
Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.
We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.
The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University's retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
Yeshiva University has been transforming lives for more than a century. Nowhere but here can students have a personal, small college experience while benefitting from the academic rigor of a top ranked research university. Since its inception YU has been dedicated to melding the ancient traditions of Jewish law and life with the heritage of Western civilization, and each year we celebrate as future leaders make YU their home. Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.