Academic & Career Advisor, Dept. of Statistics and Data Sciences-2014126
The Academic and Career Advisor in the Department of Statistics & Data Science is responsible for advising and individual/group career counseling for our Master of Statistical Practice (MSP) program. The one-year master's program has a small cohort of 35-50 students per year, and the advisor will play an important role in all aspects of the student experience. You will provide assistance to the MSP students in identifying and exploring academic and career interests/goals, and the formation of plans by which to attain them. During the student's progression in the program, you will also encourage independence with the goal of supporting the student's personal, academic and professional success. We are looking for someone who will have both a commitment to one-on-one student advising, and an ability to develop and implement strategic plans related to student success, career planning, and program evolution and growth.
Your responsibilities in key areas include:
Collaborates with the MSP Director to review and assess program, student progress, and operations, etc.
Meets privately with students to review academic progress, including TA assignments. Assists student with developing academic schedules, reviewing career options, etc.
Review records of students facing Academic Actions (i.e., suspension, etc.)
Sets up meetings with such students to discuss underlying causes, to propose an alternative course of action, etc. and follows up with students.
Keeps supervisor informed on all such actions.
Refers students with personal, physical or emotional problems to Student Counseling of Health Centers.
Answers all routine questions or corrects routine problems directly.
Refers difficult issues and questions to the MSP director.
Provides career counseling to students and alumni and inventories during individual counseling sessions.
Assists students in assessing their career goals, formulating job search strategies, developing resumes and practicing interviewing skills, etc.
Provides resume referral services and job placement assistance.
Creates, organizes and presents career-related programs workshops, job fairs, etc.
Acts as liaison between Career Center and other university offices.
Academic Program Management
Cultivates and documents potential and maintains existing relationships with employers and alumni through direct correspondence, membership in professional organizations, attendance at conferences, etc.
Assists with the development of advising programs to address specific needs, i.e., minority retention, foreign students etc.
Prepares and submits weekly, monthly, and annual effort reports.
Maintains and improves the program website content. Designs and develops informational materials and program planning documents.
Provides logistical support for the application process and communicates with all incoming and admitted students.
Administers student records.
Bachelor's degree required; Master's preferred
3-5 years of experience in higher education advising, career counseling, program management, or a related area
Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.
Job Function: Student Services
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
Internal Number: 2014126
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.