Lead Academic Advisor, College of Business

Stony Brook, NY
May 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Lead Academic Advisor, College of Business-1700006

Required Qualifications: (Evidenced by an attached resume)

Bachelor’s Degree. Three years of full time experience in academic advising, counseling, or student services at the college or university level.Highly proficient, professional experience in word processing, spreadsheet management, electronic messaging and internet applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Apps, etc...). Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail. Experience effectively multi-tasking in a fast-paced, dead-line driven environment with a high degree of accuracy and organization. Experience interacting with individuals at various levels within an institution as well as the general public whenever necessary. Experience interacting with a culturally and ethnically diverse population. Experience working with, and maintaining, confidential information.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's Degree in higher education, student affairs, social work, counseling, or related discipline. Additional years of experience in academic advising, counseling, or student services at the college or university level working with students. Experience teaching new student seminar or student-development related courses. Experience leading, facilitating or teaching workshops, meetings or seminars.

Brief Description of Duties:

The College of Business Academic Advisor provides high quality, proactive individual and group academic advising to College of Business (COB) undergraduate and graduate students. The COB Academic Advisor teaches one or more sections of the transfer seminar course each semester, and supports new COB direct admit and AOI students in promoting their academic success as well as providing support to the MBA students. The COB Academic Advisor 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 success for students in academic jeopardy, and building connections with faculty, staff, and student constituents. This position provides an opportunity to more effectively and efficiently serve undergraduate students by providing major and SBC advising in one location leading to improvements in student satisfaction, retention and graduation rates. In addition, this will provide more opportunity for our current Graduate Recruiter and Advisor to be out of the office recruiting to build our graduate enrollment. The ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. 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 and sStrategic and analytical thinking skills with an ability to solve problems and make effective decisions.

  • Academic Advising: Provide high quality, proactive academic advising to undergraduate and MBA students. Advise and track an assigned cohort of students (i.e. BUS majors, A-L & MBAs with concentrations). Such advising will occur in individual and group settings on an ongoing basis, and will include regular communication about courses, majors, Stony Brook Curriculum and policies/procedures. Provide active support, follow-up, and strategies for success either individually or in a group setting to all students on those on academic action. Create and implement detailed plans of actions for COB students considered academically at risk to assist in their academic success. As appropriate, will consult with supervisor (undergraduate or graduate). This position is responsible for issuing permissions for courses and sections requiring consent (course equivalency authorizations, wait list and course retake approvals and petitions, research, internships, TA, etc.) Facilitate declaration process for all COB programs. Assist in the compiling and tracking student progress toward graduation and undergraduate degree clearances.
  • Orientation and Registration: Initiate the planning of and participate in orientation sessions for all incoming COB directly admitted and AOI students and MBA students. Coordinate and implement the orientation sessions for all COB directly admitted and AOI international students. Provide 1:1 and group advising sessions with regard to academic planning, policies, course requirements and the process of registration. Participate in various University programs and services, including training/staff development at international sites.
  • Transfer Seminar Instruction: Participate in relevant training and provide instruction for the transfer seminar class, comprised of approximately 20 students per class. Supervise, train, and evaluate an Academic Peer Advisor who will serve as a teaching assistant.
  • Other Duties: 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.

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Official Job Title: Academic Advisor
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: College of Business Office of Student Services-Stony Brook University
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 8:30 am to 5:00 pmCollege of Business Office of Student Services-Stony Brook University
Posting Start Date: May 9, 2017
Posting End Date: Jun 8, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
Salary: Commensurate with experience within the range of $49,000-$55,000
Salary Grade: SL3


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