Coordinator of Academic Advisement

Location
Alfred, NY
Posted
Apr 06, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Nestled in a beautiful valley in the Southern Tier of New York, Alfred State has a long tradition of drawing the best faculty and staff from every field. This College of Technology offers outstanding opportunities in more than 70 majors, where project-based learning, sustainability, and civic engagement are cornerstones of the curricula. When students work on real-world problems, they learn how to think, not what to think, and they learn how to be involved in their community. That is why Alfred State graduates have a 99 percent employment and transfer rate.

Our faculty is dedicated to teaching and the academic success of our students. Alfred State seeks educators who are student-centered and engage in the life of the College. Our tenure process emphasizes teaching and university service with a more flexible approach to scholarship and professional growth. For faculty interested in research, the college maintains a teacher-scholar program to support research including applied research that complements our emphasis in experiential learning, civic engagement and sustainability.

Category: Professional

Department: Student Success

Location: Alfred, NY

Posted: Apr 05, '18

Type: Full-time


Job Description:


Job Description:

Alfred State is looking for a dynamic professional academic advisor to coordinate the college's advising structure changes and progress toward central advising within the Student Success Center. This professional academic advisor will work with both students, faculty, and other professional staff to promote the success of Alfred State students. This person will also serve as a point of contact for student seeking a change in major, internal transfers, and for those interested in one of our online degree completion programs. This person will provide professional development for new faculty advisors, coordinate other professional development regarding best practices of active advisors, and maintain the college's advising handbook. The professional academic advisors will also serve as academic support coach, as part of a team of success coaches, similarly dedicated to providing the best possible student success support experiences for students. This is a 12 month position.

The successful candidate will:
  • Conduct one-on-one and drop-in appointments for students
  • Provide both walk-in and scheduled appointment times on a weekly basis in the Student Success Center and possibly other locations across campus (library, dining hall, student leadership center, residence halls)
  • Conduct or coordinate group advising sessions (seminars) for particular majors
  • Provide professional development to new faculty advisors,
  • Facilitate students' connections to other support services
  • Serve as a centrally located point of contact for students and make referrals to other resources and referrals
  • Support new students at orientations, open houses, and other related public and internal events
  • Co-advise students with a department faculty advisor, or transition students to a department faculty when appropriate
  • Update the college's academic advising handbook, and coordinate changes and updates with the records and financial services office
  • Learn all necessary campus systems related to job duties, i.e. Excel, Banner, Blackboard, and Degree Works
  • Maintain contacts with other campus offices including all academic departments
  • Maintain knowledge of all degree program requirements and assist with teaching assessments and courses in degree exploration
  • Conduct assessment, data collection, analyses, and self-directed annual assessment of student success metrics related to advising
  • Serve as success coach by providing support for students on probation, ASOP, and to aid in their success
  • Participation in regional, state, and national advising professional development professional development, college committees, and other projects as assigned
  • Work collegially and professionally with constituents and all members of the college community at all times




Requirements:


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's degree
  • Experience in academic advising or academic success coaching
  • Demonstrated understanding of the educational role of effective academic advising in enhancing student learning and development
  • Ability to effectively, professionally and tactfully interact and communicate, both orally and in writing, with a diverse community of students, faculty, staff and visitors
  • Understanding of and sensitivity to diverse socioeconomic, cultural and developmental needs, with ability to work collegially and professionally with a diverse community and all constituents, while maintaining strict confidentiality
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends if needed

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Higher education teaching experience
  • Online learning experience, a plus
  • Recent professional development related to current college student learning and student success strategies
  • Career Exploration teaching or presentations, a plus
  • Coaching students in online degree programs who are academically at risk, a plus
  • Experience with Blackboard, Excel, Banner and Degree-Works
  • Experience with faculty development




Additional Information:


Pursuant to University policy, Alfred State College is committed to ensuring equal employment, education opportunity, and equal access to services, programs, and activities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender characteristics, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or ex-offender status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely based upon a protected characteristic.

All applicants are subject to a criminal, employment, and educational background check.

Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the College at http://www.alfredstate.edu/university-police/annual-security-and-fire-safety-report . Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the SUNY Alfred State College University Police Department at 607-587-3999.



Application Instructions:


Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

All applicants must upload a resume, cover letter, and a personal statement of advising philosophy.Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's degree
  • Experience in academic advising or academic success coaching
  • Demonstrated understanding of the educational role of effective academic advising in enhancing student learning and development
  • Ability to effectively, professionally and tactfully interact and communicate, both orally and in writing, with a diverse community of students, faculty, staff and visitors
  • Understanding of and sensitivity to diverse socioeconomic, cultural and developmental needs, with ability to work collegially and professionally with a diverse community and all constituents, while maintaining strict confidentiality
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends if needed

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Higher education teaching experience
  • Online learning experience, a plus
  • Recent professional development related to current college student learning and student success strategies
  • Career Exploration teaching or presentations, a plus
  • Coaching students in online degree programs who are academically at risk, a plus
  • Experience with Blackboard, Excel, Banner and Degree-Works
  • Experience with faculty development


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