Assistant Academic Advisor (Part-time, hourly/temp)

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Assistant Academic Advisor (Part-time, hourly/temp)

Job no: 494082
Work type: Temporary part time
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Categories: Administrative - Clerical

Position Summary: The Assistant Academic Advisor will report to the Associate Director, University Advising Center. The Assistant Academic Advisor will assist students in all aspects of the advising process, which includes the development and implementation of meaningful educational goals, informed academic planning, and major selection consistent with their personal values, interests, and abilities. The Assistant Academic Advisor may work from an office within the UAC or from other locations across campus.

Responsibilities: The UAC currently advises a subset of undergraduate students in the College of Humanities & Social Science, including Exploratory Studies (undeclared) students, the College of Science and Mathematics and the College of Communication & Creative Arts. Additionally, the UAC assists students throughout the University who are seeking to transition from one college or major to another as well as those who are interested in adding a major, minor or concentration.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Advise students about academic requirements and selection of courses, in the form of both individual and group sessions (regularly scheduled evening hours and advising at the Camden campus or community colleges offering Rowan programs may be included)
  • Provide career advising as it relates to major and course selection
  • Review and interpret placement and other standardized test scores, unofficial transcripts, and course prerequisites
  • Develop advising materials and presentations to support individual and group advising sessions
  • Stay abreast of institutional information including admissions requirements, academic programs, course changes, deadlines, important dates, costs, expanding facilities, updates in university-wide initiatives, transfer requirements, and state and federal mandates
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of degree program requirements
  • Understand and interpret for students the University’s academic standing policy
  • Provide guidance on relevant institutional policies and procedures
  • Understand the institution’s interpretation of FERPA rules for the release of student information to faculty, parents, students, etc. and consult with Senior Academic Advisor and/or Associate Director as needed.
  • Maintain accurate records (including electronic notes) of interactions with students
  • Refer students to the appropriate specialized staff for services such as tutoring, testing, counseling, financial assistance, study abroad, etc.
  • Assist with new student orientations, departmental events, and admissions activities (e.g., Open House)
  • Engage in professional development activities, including but not limited to, memberships in professional organizations; attendance at conferences, workshops, and training sessions; stay current with information technology skills (e.g., Banner)
  • Participate in institutional student development and retention programs
  • Position may require some evening and weekend activities
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Associate Director, UAC
  • Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree in a related field preferred.
    • At least one (1) year of experience working with students in a post-secondary educational institution or other appropriate educational setting.
    • Experience working with a diverse population of students with a variety of academic interests and abilities
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail, student information systems (Banner), and internet
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills
    • High level of customer service skills
    • Ability to learn new technologies quickly

    Starting Date: October 14, 2019 or ASAP

    Advertised: Sep 16 2019 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close: Sep 30 2019 11:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time




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    Posted: 9/17/2019
    Application Due: 9/30/2019
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