Academic Adviser, College Programs
The David T. Kearns Center works to increase the educational outcomes of low-income, first-generation college, and underrepresented minority students across the educational pipeline. The academic advisers in the College Programs work with students from their first year through graduation. This position will focus on advising first- generation college students who are from low-income families, and also work with students in the McNair and Research Experience for Undergraduates programs.
The David T. Kearns Center works to increase the educational outcomes of low-income, first-generation college, and underrepresented minority students across the educational pipeline. The academic advisers in the College Programs work with students from their first year through graduation. This position will focus on advising first-generation college students who are from low-income families, and also work with students in the McNair and Research
Experience for Undergraduates programs.
Teach seminar/cohort classes for Kearns students as needed. Design and implement workshops, student, alumni and staff events, and other programs in conjunction with stated expectations of funded projects.
Serve on Center and College committees as needed.
Maintain notes and student records.
Assist with recruitment and interviewing of new students into the program. Host open houses and present to student groups
Assist with completion of performance reports required by funding agencies. Assist in research for and writing grant proposals to federal, state, corporate and foundation sources.
2-5x per year Air or automotive travel with students and other staff (sometimes only with students) to research conferences and graduate school fairs/visits. Attend professional development training workshops as appropriate.
Other duties assigned
At least two years of experience working with students in the target population, a desire to work with college students, an understanding of the experiences of low-income, first-generation college students at R1 institutions. Experience and training in fields that relate to the Center’s objectives. A sense of humor and the ability to work individually and in team settings is required. Strongly prefer some teaching experience at the college level. Valid NYS drivers license is preferred. This document describes typical duties and is not meant to limit the assignment of other duties as required.
Strong desire to help fulfill the project’s objective of increasing the numbers of low-income, first-generation college students who excel academically. Sense of humor, patience, and ability to communicate effectively and work on a team are essential.
The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.
How To Apply
All applicants must apply online.
EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled
Location: The College
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 052
Schedule: 8:30 AM-5 PM: OCC WKNDS