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University of Rochester Academic Advisor - 229368 in Rochester, New York

Academic Advisor Job ID 229368

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



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

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. Serves as the liaison to UR undergraduates enrolled in the ROTC program at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Serves as the liaison to the Orientation and First Year Programming Office and helps administer the First-Year Fellows program.

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.

    Program Administration (30%)

  • Serves as the academic advising point of contact for students participating in the Army ROTC and Air Force ROTC programs at RIT.

  • In collaboration with Residential Life, co-advises the First-Year Fellows, a program of upper-class students who work to mentor/coach first-year students living in the residence halls.

  • Participates in February/March selection & August training of First-Year Fellows as well as providing support throughout the year.

  • Participates in, and along with co-advisors, helps organize regularly scheduled meetings with Fellows.

  • Directly advises a small group of Fellows.

  • Assists Fellows with the Food for Thought programming series which connects faculty to first-year residential communities

  • Serves as primary liaison between Fellows and CCAS with particular attention to peer advising, registration, academic deadlines, policies and resources.

  • Helps to create a culture that supports Fellows in developing a student-centered approach to promote academic exploration among first-year students.

Requirements and Qualifications:

CCAS strives to encourage and celebrate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming and supportive of staff of all backgrounds and experiences. Excellent organization, time-management, writing skills and ability to build strong relationships with students is required. 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. Demonstrated ability to be sensitive to and understand the needs of students from underrepresented and diverse backgrounds. Commitment to student centered advisement. Desirable skills include familiarity with Mac computer applications such as FileMaker Pro, Microsoft Word and Excel.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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