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University at Albany University Academic Advisor (4 Positions) in Albany, New York

Location: Albany, NY Category: Professional Posted On: Tue Jan 16 2024 Job Description:

The University at Albany has implemented a campus wide student success model 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.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serving 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.

  • At all times these advisors will be responsible for monitoring academic progress and communicating with the student about university requirements.

  • When declaring or changing majors, students will need to work with their university advisor to discuss the change, review the new degree requirements and evaluate the impact on academic standing and trajectory implications.

  • University advisors are responsible for coordinating a student's success team and proactively initiating intervention strategies when a student needs additional support or referral.

  • Providing targeted and strategic interventions based on a unique understanding of the individual student.

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

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

  • Collaboration 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.

    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.

  • Experience in providing academic and personal advisement or case management and outreach to support students in meeting educational or career goals, specifically with students in transition or on academic probation.

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

  • Applicants must demonstrate an ability to develop inclusive and equitable relationships within our diverse campus community.

  • Applicants must demonstrate an ability to support diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and belonging relative to their role.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years professional academic advising experience.

  • Experience working with special populations including, pre-health, international, transfer and/or historically excluded populations of students.

  • Proficient in Spanish or other 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, SL3 (Annual salary of $53,500. Salary is non-negotiable)

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University's crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the University's current campus security policies. The University at Albany's Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link http://police.albany.edu/ASR.shtml

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