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University of Rochester Academic Advisor - 229366 in Rochester, New York

Academic Advisor Job ID 229366

Location The College Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 051 Dean's Office Col-Advising


8:30 AM-5 PM


Position Summary:

Provides comprehensive academic advising to a dynamic and diverse body of undergraduate students in the College Center for Advising Services (CCAS); advises students on academic matters including program planning, goal setting, academic progress, policies and procedures; refers students to faculty and other offices for specialized assistance. CCAS strives to encourage and celebrate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming and supportive of staff of all backgrounds and experiences.

Responsibilities and Job Requirements:

Academic Advising (70%)

Advises and assists undergraduate students in formulating their academic objectives, in selecting their academic programs and in monitoring progress toward meeting graduation requirements. Maintains current knowledge of College policies, Rochester Curriculum, academic programs, and policies and procedures.

  • Advises a caseload of assigned students in Arts and Sciences and provides information about program planning, academic resources, special academic opportunities, rules and policies, financial aid, and graduation requirements.

  • Guides students on the development of four-year academic plans and connects students to academic and career development experiences and opportunities such as study abroad, undergraduate research, internships, and co-curricular activities.

  • Effectively communicates and explains policies and procedures to students, parents, colleagues and other stakeholders.

  • Provides support to students in academic difficulty and serves as a primary resource for students placed on academic probation.

  • Connects students with faculty to explore academic interests and opportunities.

  • Maintains contact with faculty and departmental staff regarding advising programs and consults on individual cases as required.

  • Participates in fall & spring Academic Action process, and supports students experiencing academic difficulty.

  • Meets with students through individual appointments, walk-in advising, and group advising, both in person and on a remote basis.

  • Assists with outreach to students who are on a leave of absence and whose degree requirements are incomplete.

  • Reviews and processes requests for independent study courses.

  • Collaborates on campus-wide advising initiatives.

  • Attends committee meetings such as the Probation Committee, Sophomore Committee, First-Generation Committee, Early Connection Opportunity and Transfer Committee.

  • Guides students in preparation of petitions and applications; refers students to faculty or other offices for specialized help.

    Retention and Graduation Management (20%)

  • Assists in maintaining data on the enrollment, retention and graduation of students in Arts, Sciences and Engineering. Prepares written reports, analyses, and proposals, as needed.

    Program Development (10%)

  • Represents College Center for Advising Services as liaison to the Study Zone program, attends regular meetings, and assists in program development.


    Bachelor’s degree with one-year relevant experience required. Demonstrated experience with and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. Strong cross-cultural communication skills, cultural sensitivity and desire to work with students from underserved communities. Excellent organization, time-management, and writing skills. This job also requires strong problem-solving skills, a desire to coach and advocate for students and a passion for assisting students as they formulate their educational and personal goals.

    Desirable skills include familiarity with Macintosh computer applications and FileMaker Pro. Flexible work options are available to be discussed.

    How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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