Required Qualifications: (As evidenced by an attached resume)
Bachelor's Degree (Foreign equivalent or higher degree). One year of full-time experience in a college or university setting in one or more of the following areas: academic advising, transfer advising, counseling, teaching, student programming/activities, orientation, student services, or enrollment/retention issues. Experience conducting presentations including facilitating discussions. Experience coordinating programs and events.
Master's Degree (Foreign equivalent or higher degree) in higher education, student affairs, social work, counseling, or a related discipline. Academic advising experience in a college or university setting. Experience teaching new student seminar or student-development related courses. Working knowledge of PeopleSoft.
Brief Description of Duties:
The Academic Advisor in Academic & Transfer Advising Services provides individual academic advising to undergraduates in their sophomore, junior, and senior years. The incumbent teaches the transfer seminar course and may evaluate transfer credits as appropriate. The incumbent is an active leader and participant in assisting with the orientation and registration process, planning activities and events throughout the year, developing and implementing advising strategies for academic success for all students, and building connections with faculty, staff, and student constituents. This position provides a significant link to students' transition from their first year of college or beginning their transfer experience, and serves to strengthen student engagement and retention. Incumbent must possess: O utstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Experience successfully working independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving. Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
Academic Advising : Provide high quality, proactive academic advising to undergraduates in their sophomore, junior, and senior year as well as transfer students. Advising occurs in individual and group settings on an ongoing basis, and will include regular communication about courses, majors, degree requirements, and policies/procedures. Provide active support, follow-up, and strategies for success either individually or in a group setting, to students on academic action. Serve as a general walk-in, appointment, and phone advisor for undergraduates.
New Student Seminar Instruction : Participate in relevant training and provide instruction for ADV 101, a seminar class for incoming transfer students with goals including student acclimation to Stony Brook, retention, and graduation. ADV 101 is comprised of approximately 20 students per class and meets the entire semester. Supervise, train, and evaluate an assigned teaching assistant.
Orientation and Registration : Assist in the coordination and implementation of orientation sessions for incoming transfer students. Provide 1:1 and group advising for new students regarding academic planning, policies, course requirements, and the process of registration. Participate in student orientation and opening weekend programs in January and the summer, including assisting in the development, planning, and implementation of new student related events and activities.
Program Development and Event Planning : Participate in initiating, planning, and developing events and activities which build community and support academic success. Participate in one or more office committees. Participate in various University programs and services including training/staff development, campus events, special events, admissions open houses, search committees, and University-wide committees.
Other Duties: Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.
This is a full time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.
Essential Position: This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. Positions that are designated as such are required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are cancelled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.
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About Stony Brook:
Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollock House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
Stony Brook University/Research is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer. We encourage all to apply including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
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Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Academic and Transfer Advising Services-Stony Brook University
Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Shift Shift Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm Pass Days: Sat, Sun
Posting Start Date: Oct 9, 2019
Posting End Date: Oct 24, 2019, 3:59:00 AM
Salary Grade: SL2
Appointment Type: Term
Internal Number: 1903314
About Stony Brook University
FROM ITS BEGINNINGS A HALF-CENTURY AGO, STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY HAS BEEN CHARACTERIZED by innovation, energy and progress, transforming the lives of people who earn degrees, work and make groundbreaking discoveries here. A dramatic trajectory of growth has turned what was once a small teacher preparation college into an internationally recognized research institution that is changing the world.