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Part-Time, Temporary OASIS Advising Specialist

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Rowan University
Location
Glassboro, New Jersey
Closing date
Jul 15, 2021

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Job no: 495292
Work type: Temporary Part-Time
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Categories: Administrative - Clerical

Job Summary:

The Advising Specialist-Undergraduate Programs will join the Rowan Global Office of Advising and Student Information Services (OASIS) team in achieving the Division’s enrollment, retention, and graduation goals for students in our expanding undergraduate degree completion programs online and on our partner community college campuses.

The Advising Specialist-Undergraduate Programs will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to improve student onboarding, communication, outreach, advising, and student services initiatives and to assist matriculated students in connecting with appropriate institutional resources to facilitate the achievement of their academic, personal, and professional goals.

Job Duties:

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Assist with recruitment activities, enrollment outreach initiatives, new student orientations, and developing advising materials and presentations to support individual and group advising sessions for various sites/modes of delivery.
  2. Advise students about academic requirements, testing and certification requirements, and course selection via individual and group sessions (virtually and face-to-face) and provide guidance to students on relevant institutional policies and procedures.
  3. Stay abreast of institutional information including admissions requirements, academic programs, course changes, deadlines, important dates, costs, expanding facilities, updates in college-wide initiatives, transfer requirements, and state and federal mandates.
  4. Understand the institution’s interpretation of FERPA rules for the release of student information to faculty, families, students, etc.
  5. Refer students to the appropriate specialized staff for services such as tutoring, testing, counseling, disability resources, financial assistance, study abroad, field placement, etc.
  6. Maintain accurate records (including electronic notes) of interactions with students.
  7. Produce and use data and reports regarding academic progress issues for assessment purposes and for monitoring student progress and outreach.
  8. Assist with the development of communications (e.g., newsletters, social media) and events to support the needs of a primarily non-residential, post-traditional student population.
  9. Support academic progress review and outreach to students in academic jeopardy.
  10. Perform other related duties as assigned.
  11. Travel to other campuses, including for evening and weekend events, as required.
  12. Understand that primary responsibilities and/or office location may be subject to change as programs offered through Rowan Global expand and evolve.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree in a field relevant to the position preferred.
  • One year of professional experience working directly with students in a post-secondary educational institution or other appropriate educational setting.

Desired:

  • Experience as an online academic advisor or instructor at the college level, especially for adult, community college, online, and/or transfer student populations.
  • Experience advising students in pre-professional programs (e.g., Construction Management, Education, Emergency Management, Human Services, Nursing, etc.) highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of NACADA Advising Core Competencies.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and student information systems (e.g., Banner, Colleague).
  • Data management and interpretation skills.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Superior customer service skills.
  • Flexibility, creativity, and passion for student success.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Advertised: May 20 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Jul 15 2021 11:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Organization

Working at Rowan University 

Rowan University, located a half-hour outside of Philadelphia with its main campus in suburban Glassboro, N.J., is an institution on the move.

This summer, the University opened Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) in partnership with Cooper University Health Care, in Camden. The first new four-year, M.D.-granting medical school in New Jersey in more than 35 years, CMSRU welcomed its first class in August 2012.

Rowan continues to work with the Borough of Glassboro and private developers on Rowan Boulevard, a $300 million redevelopment project that links the University’s main campus to the historic downtown. This fall alone, the partners broke ground for a new academic building/parking garage and a Marriott Courtyard Hotel. Rowan Boulevard already includes a Barnes & Noble Collegiate Superstore, housing for approximately 1,300 students and retail space.

The University also recently created a School of Biomedical Sciences, which joins nine colleges. In addition to CMSRU they are: the Rohrer College of Business, Communication & Creative Arts, Education, Engineering, Graduate & Continuing Education, Humanities & Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science & Mathematics.

Earlier in 2012, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie awarded Rowan state research institution status (not Carnegie classification) as part of the New Jersey Medical and Health Science Education Restructuring Act, making Rowan only the second comprehensive public research institution in the State. That Act also opened the door to Rowan partnering with Rutgers-Camden to create a College of Health Sciences in Camden near CMSRU. The vision for that College calls for schools of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, food science and 16 allied health programs. The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in nearby Stratford, N.J., is to become part of Rowan in the near future. When that occurs, Rowan will be only the second school in the nation with M.D. and D.O. medical programs.

A selective, medium‑sized public university, Rowan is recognized for its nationally ranked academic and athletic programs, talented professors and high‑tech facilities. The University, which has a branch campus in Camden, N.J., and the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University in Mantua, N.J., prides itself on being able to provide its more than 12,000 students with an outstanding education at an exceptional value.

 The University offers 57 undergraduate majors, including four undergraduate degree-completion programs; three dual bachelor’s/master’s degrees; more than 40 master’s level programs (including specializations); approximately 25 graduate-level certificate programs; 12 post-baccalaureate programs or endorsements; and two doctoral/specialist programs, including the M.D. degree from its medical school. Students can pursue their degrees at the main campus, the Camden campus, online or at several community colleges, as well as at CMSRU.

Rowan has been recognized by national organizations that evaluate colleges and universities. U.S. News & World Report ranked Rowan 19th among Best Regional Universities—North, third among the public institutions in the category. The Princeton Review named Rowan among 222 institutions in its Best in the Northeast section of its website feature 2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region and included the Rohrer College of Business in its edition of the Best 296 Business Schools. The Princeton Review also listed Rowan, which in the past has been recognized by the U.S. EPA as a Top Green Power Purchaser in its athletic conference, in its Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition.

Employees:

Currently, Rowan University employs 1,090 faculty members: full-time tenure-track professors, full-time temporary professors, part-time professors and adjuncts. The University also employs 940 staff members.

Recognizing that employees, students and the community are valuable resources, Rowan’s Human Resources Department supports the University’s vision and mission; encourages the personal and professional enrichment of employees; provides services appropriate to employees’ needs; and promotes awareness, learning and collaboration.

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