Under the broad supervision of the Director of Academic Advising (DAA), serve as the academic advisor to undergraduate students with an emphasis towards entering students, undeclared students, academically at risk students and targeted populations. Further, advisors will support students in the development of their personal, academic and professional goals and help them to navigate the college experience while taking advantage of the breadth of opportunities Berklee offers.
Be part of a team of academic advisors that support the holistic development of "the world's most inspired artists in music, theater, and dance so they may fully realize their creative and career potential."
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
To serve as the academic advisor to an assigned caseload of students at the college. Serve as an integral role in providing resources and training to assist the Student Academic Mentors (SAM's).
Work in close conjunction with the Assistant Director of Academic Advising for faculty and SAM's trainings.
Serve as the primary intervention contact at the college for Early Alerts.
Provide support and follow through with faculty, students, and staff to identify and execute needed Early Alert interventions.
Review student academic contracts from the following offices: Registrar's Office, Office of Student Success and Financial Aid and Scholarship. In conjunction with these offices, support these students through guidance and academic advising towards good academic standing and maintenance of such.
Deliver academic support by working closely in conjunction with offices within Student Enrollment and Engagement as well as Academic Affairs.
Work closely with entering, undeclared and returning students around course selection and assist with registration and check-in procedures.
Provide outreach and guidance to students who are under-registered for classes and/or undeclared in a major.
Serve as a referral source for students requesting/requiring academic support to other academic and support services around the college.
Provide academic support and assist in planning for students, through daily drop-in hours and/or individual appointments and e-mail.
Assist in developing and presenting academic advising workshops, especially during peak periods of the semester such as Orientation and Registration.
Work closely with Academic Affairs, especially with the Liberal Arts Department, for developing and cultivating relationships with LENS faculty.
Assist the DAA to develop and execute outreach initiatives to students and make advising more accessible by: advising on the web, webinar, assist in add/drop events, coordinating advising related events, and developing workshops, ex: study skills and time management.
Serve as the liaison to major departments for declared major students.
Coordinate various programs and initiatives aimed at providing academic support and information to all students.
Provide information regarding academic policies and procedures.
Maintain advising notes in systems and/or other student contact platforms.
Potential to supervise and work with student employee staff.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities
Some evening, weekend, and holiday hours required
Follow through with other duties or projects as assigned by the Director of Academic Advising.
Knowledge and Skills Required
Bachelor's degree required. Master's preferred.
Minimum of two years experience in a higher education setting
Background in music, theater or dance and/or experience working in the arts in higher education is desirable.
Must have excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills with the ability to maintain a collaborative spirit
The ability to work well with a diverse student body, faculty and staff, and respect others' differences
The ability to function well as a member of a team as well as the ability to work independently toward department goals
Must possess strong organizational skills. Attention to detail a must
Experience with student databases and degree audit systems
Commitment to providing exceptional advising to all admitted students and an understanding of the diversity of student populations with special academic and social needs
Understanding of student development and transition issues among undergraduates
Ability to plan and accomplish goals
Possess and demonstrate sound judgment
Effective written and oral communication skills
Creativity and flexibility is required
Demonstrates and practices a clear understanding of FERPA
Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials: * Cover letter that addresses the applicant's capabilities and experiences. * A resume or CV.
Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.
The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.
Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
Employee Type: Staff
Internal Number: R0001600
About Berklee College of Music
The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. Developing the musicianship of all our students is the foundation of our curriculum. We believe that the lessons and qualities derived from that work?the self-discipline needed for excellence, the empathy required of music making and the openness and inquisitiveness essential to creativity?are critical to achievement in any pursuit, musical or otherwise; and that music is a powerful catalyst for personal growth, which is central to any collegiate experience. Founded on jazz and popular music rooted in the African cultural diaspora, our comprehensive curriculum is distinctly contemporary in its content and approach, and embraces the principal musical movements of our time. Through a course of scholarly and practical learning experiences integrating performance and writing, our curriculum covers the variety of influential styles, relevant technologies, and career opportunities open to today's music professional.