Academic & Transfer Services Advisor

Stony Brook, NY
Sep 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Academic & Transfer Services Advisor-1702500

Required Qualifications :(As Evidenced by an attached resume)

Bachelor's Degree. One year of full-time experience in academic advising, counseling, or student services at the college or university level working with undergraduates.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's or 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 undergraduates. Experience teaching new student seminar or student-development related courses. Experience coordinating programs and events. Academic advising experience. Working knowledge of PeopleSoft.

Brief Description of Duties: The Academic & Transfer Advising Services Advisor (SL-2) provides individual academic advising to undergraduates in an assigned cohort. The incumbent teaches a student success course, ADV 101 for new transfer students, and supports students in their academic success. This position 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, and building connections with faculty, staff, and student constituents. This position provides a significant link to students’ transition from prior educational institutions and serves to strengthen student satisfaction 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 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. Occasional weekend hours will be required.

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About Stony Brook:

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollack House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

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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: Academic and Transfer Advising Services-Stony Brook University
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 9:00 am-5:00 pmAcademic and Transfer Advising Services-Stony Brook University
Posting Start Date: Sep 8, 2017
Posting End Date: Sep 22, 2017, 11:59:00 PM
Salary: $46,500
Salary Grade: SL2


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