Academic Advisor

Rochester, NY


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.

The Academic Advisor manages an assigned caseload of advisees over a four-year period from matriculation to graduation. Provides advisement and support about course planning, educational goals, career aspirations, college policies, and opportunities for engaging in campus life. Encourages exploration and actively supports participation in experiential learning. Communicates regularly with students about upcoming activities and deadlines. Refers students to other offices and resources including faculty advisors and academic support services. Guides students through the major declaration process, answers general questions regarding financial aid, and monitors progress toward the degree. Proactively assists students who are experiencing academic difficulties and navigates policies relating to academic probation and leave of absence. Participates in ongoing training and professional development opportunities as a member of the larger College Advisor community on campus.

NOTE: A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of the resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and describe the skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Responsibilities and Job Requirements:

Academic Advising (80%)

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 undergraduate 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.

  • Participates in fall & spring Academic Action process

  • Meets with students through individual appointments, 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.

  • Advisees for the Citation for Achievement in College Leadership; advises prospective students; facilitates periodic review of the Citation requirements

  • Collaborates on campus-wide advising initiatives.

  • Serves on committees such as the Probation Committee, Sophomore Committee, First-Generation Committee, Early Connection Opportunity, Basic Needs Hub, Academic Planning, and Transfer Student Committee. Specific assignments are based on office needs.

Transfer Student/Advising and Initiatives (20%)

  • Assists in development of programming and initiatives designed to support transfer and part time students.

Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • One year of advising experience and program management in higher education, or closely-related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • 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.

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

Pay Range

Pay Range: $ 18.89 - $ 26.44 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

Location: The College
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 051 Dean's Office Col-Advising
Schedule: 8:30 AM-5 PM

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