Location: Alfred, NY Category: Professional Posted On: Mon Nov 4 2019 Job Description:
Alfred State is looking for two (2) dynamic professional academic advisors to provide completion driven advising as part of the college's new Academic Advising Center. These advisors will work with both students, faculty, and other professional staff to promote the success of Alfred State students. These positions will add to the current team of advisors to provide and coordinate professional development regarding best practices of active advisement strategies. Depending on experience, interest, and ability each advisor will focus on one or several targeted groups (degree completion, transfer students, undeclared students, student in online programs and/or at-risk students). These are 12-month positions that may require evening and weekend hours depending on focus area and need.
The successful candidate will:
Mentor and advise students on academic pathways to careers.
Assist students with course selection primarily in the first semester, including transfer and online students.
Prepare structured schedules for incoming freshmen and advise students on options through in-person, telephone, electronic, and orientation appointments.
Provide both one-on-one and group academic advisement, utilizing both walk-in and scheduled appointment times and maintain accurate records.
Collaborate with Career Development to assist undeclared students with decisions regarding majors, career opportunities, and employment connections.
Serve as a centrally located point of contact for students and make referrals to other resources and referrals.
Support new students at orientations, open houses, and other related public and internal events.
Work with all necessary systems related to job duties (i.e. Excel, Banner, Blackboard, Degree Works, and Starfish).
Maintain knowledge of all degree program requirements and assist with teaching assessments and courses in degree exploration.
Help transition students from academic advisor to faculty advisor in the discipline.
Implement degree planning software under Ellucian DegreeWorks.
Conduct special outreach to transfer students to ensure the student is properly advised on outstanding degree requirements. Act as a liaison with the department to resolve any transfer credit issues.
Conduct special outreach to online students to ensure the student understands the college culture and degrees from afar.
Manage student completion outreach and enrollment processes to assist students who have stopped out or students who are close to degree requirements and need assistance for degree completion. Advise on program alternatives if needed.
Implement (or assist with implementing) financial literacy campus programs and assist students with related questions.
Assist the Academic Advising Coordinator with professional development opportunities for faculty advisors as well as workshops for students.
Teach and/or assist in designing career exploration and/or college success courses.
Conduct assessment, data collection, analyses, and self-directed annual assessment of student success metrics related to advising.
Participation in regional, state, and national advising professional development professional development, college committees, and other projects as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in counseling, student services, a teaching discipline, or related field
Experience in academic advising, academic success coaching, mentoring, or counseling
Broad higher education knowledge including use of effective student success strategies
Demonstrated understanding of the educational role of effective academic advising in enhancing student learning and development
Ability to effectively and professionally interact and communicate, both orally and in writing, with a diverse community of students, faculty, staff and visitors
Experience working with diverse or at-risk populations
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong technology skills
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends, as needed
Higher ed teaching experience preferred
Online learning experience, a plus
Coaching students in online degree programs who are academically at risk, a plus
Financial Aid or Admissions experience, a plus
Recent professional development related to current college student learning and student success strategies
Career Exploration teaching or presentations, a plus
Experience with Blackboard, Excel, Starfish, Banner and Degree-Works
Experience with faculty development, a plus
Pursuant to University policy, Alfred State College is committed to ensuring equal employment, education opportunity, and equal access to services, programs, and activities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender characteristics, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or ex-offender status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely based upon a protected characteristic.
All applicants are subject to a criminal, employment, and educational background check.
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About Alfred State College of Technology
Project-based learning is a cornerstone of our Alfred State culture. When students work on real-world problems, they learn how to think, not what to think. As a result, Alfred State has a 99% employment and transfer rate. Many of our programs lead to internships with area companies. We also offer job placement services and very active academic advising and counseling. In our most recent placement survey, 99% of our graduates either found jobs or went on to pursue four-year degrees.Being well-prepared and work-ready gives ASC students a significant head start on life and in their professional careers. Employees consistently marvel at how ASC graduates are able to hit the ground running; making an ASC degree worth more in the marketplace.