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Academic Advisor

Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY

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Academic AdvisorSchool/Division:Division of Student AffairsOffice:Center for University AdvisingFull-Time or Part-Time:Full-TimeAbout HofstraHofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.Description:Reporting to the Associate Dean for Advising, the Academic Advisor is a member of the Center for University Advising, which is responsible for non-major academic advising for all undergraduate students from orientation through graduation. Academic Advisors build a relationship with an assigned group of students, assisting them with academic planning and decision making, making referrals to campus resources, and supporting students’ academic success. Academic Advisors maintain student records and monitor the academic progress of their advisees. They also support the programming efforts of the Center and the Division of Student Affairs.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•Serves as advisor to an assigned group of students across all class years, from the point of entry through graduation.
•Provides accurate information about academic policies, programs, and options.
•Assists students in the development of meaningful educational plans.
•Supports students by helping them to identify and assess alternatives and the impact of their decisions on their educational plans.
•Assists students who are experiencing academic difficulty or are at risk of departure.
•Supports students as they transition into and out of college, develops greater responsibility for their educational goals, and evaluates their academic options.
•Proactively maintains contact with advisees and provides continuity throughout their time at Hofstra University.
•Collaborates with CUA’s retention outreach staff in monitoring the academic progress of advisees and communicating with faculty as appropriate.
•Develops strong relationships with campus partners in assigned academic departments and university offices.
•Serves as an informed resource for students to make appropriate referrals to other university resources, including academic departments, Student Health and Counseling Center, the Center for Career Design and Development, Student Access Services, and the Center for Academic Excellence.

The Academic Advisor will develop strong capability in using the Education Advisory Board’s (EAB) retention software Navigate for creating academic plans and maintaining accurate electronic records on students and will assist in the implementation of group advising programs to promote the mission and goals of the Center for University Advising. Participation in Division of Student Affairs initiatives and evening and weekend work may occasionally be required.
Qualifications:Bachelor’s Degree required. Two years of full-time experience in student affairs, counseling, health education, or related fields in a higher education setting or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Candidate will have an established record of accomplishment promoting student development programs and building positive relationships that cultivate comprehensive student-centered organization. Candidate will possess excellent human relations skills, ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities, perform highly detailed work, and work well under pressure. Candidate will have excellent interpersonal, teaching/presenting, and problem-solving skills. Candidate will posses a collaborative disposition and possess the ability to think both critically and strategically. Strong quantitative and analytical skills, and have comfort with appropriate technologies including social media preferred. Candidate will have a passion for and experience with working students, families, and colleagues of diverse backgrounds. Candidate will actively support and attend DSA and University-wide events
Application Instructions:Please send a resume, cover letter and three references (including student) to: [email protected]

Voluntary Self-IdentificationAll applicants are invited to complete the three (3) voluntary self-identification formsDeadline:Open Until FilledDate Posted: 08/04/2021Posting Number: 897686-21


Working at Hofstra University

Hofstra University is a dynamic private university where students will benefit from large-university resources and thrive within a small college atmosphere.  At Hofstra, students can choose from 155 undergraduate and 170 graduate program options within the Frank G. Zarb School of Business; Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs; School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts; School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University and Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies at Hofstra University; Hofstra University Continuing Education; Honors College; Lawrence Herbert School of Communication; Maurice A. Deane School of Law; School of Education; School of Engineering and Applied Science; and School of Health Professions and Human Services. Students also benefit from small classes (student-to-faculty ratio of 13-to-1 and an average undergraduate class size of just 21 students), flexible schedules, and close proximity to the cultural and networking aspects of New York City.

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