Lead Academic Sucess Advisor and SUNY Korea Advising Coordinator - 1903746
Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
Master's degree (foreign equivalent or higher). Three (3) years of full-time experience in academic advising, counseling, or student services at the college or university level working with undergraduates.Experience coordinating projects, programs, and/or events.
Master's degree (foreign equivalent or higher) in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Social Work, Counseling, or other related discipline. Additional years (4+) of experience in academic advising, counseling, teaching, or student services at the college or university working with undergraduates. Academic advising experience. Knowledge of Korea and Korean culture. Working knowledge of PeopleSoft.
Brief Description of Duties:
The Academic Success Advisor is an active leader in coordinating efforts that support student retention, graduation, and other University-defined academic success goals. The advisor assists with retention-related tracking, reporting, and outreach to support students toward graduation. The advisor provides high quality proactive academic advising and coaching; develops realistic academic road-maps to graduation with students; helps students navigate the University; refers students to other relevant advising departments; and connects students to appropriate campus support resources. The Academic Success Advisor collaborates with all University areas that impact student success and retention, and coordinates specific activities related to student success and organizational goals. The successful incumbent will work independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving. They will have strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
This position also takes the lead in coordinating advising for SUNY Korea students while they are at Stony Brook University for their one-year stay. The Academic Success Advisor provides individual as well as group academic advising to SUNY Korea students, is an active leader in assisting with pre-arrival and arrival processes for SUNY Korea students, and in planning activities and events to support students' transition from SUNY Korea.
Academic Advising & Retention Support : Provide high quality, proactive academic advising to undergraduates in an assigned class year cohort (approximately 2,500 students). Such advising will occur in individual and group settings on an ongoing basis, and will include regular communication about courses, majors, degree requirements, and policies/procedures. Assist with developing advising strategies, outreach, tracking and retention efforts toward institutional goals. Assist with student record/degree audit each semester and utilize data and analytics to identify areas for intervention. Actively follow up with students who need high support based upon academic progress and/or who do not achieve particular benchmarks, including timely semester enrollment, satisfactory GPA, credits earned, declared major, major progress, and general education progress. Help students develop meaningful educational plans that are compatible with career and life goals, including selection of appropriate courses and interpretation of institutional requirements toward established goals. Plan and develop events and activities which build class year community and support academic success.
SUNY Korea Advising Coordination: Serve as the point of contact for all SUNY Korea advising and related issues, providing direct academic advising to SUNY Korea students at Stony Brook University for their one-year stay. Help inform the clearance of general education requirements for SUNY Korea students. Work with academic departments and respective Undergraduate Program Directors at Stony Brook University on all relevant academic issues. Work closely with SUNY advisors in Korea for all issues pertaining to advising, registration, and degree clearance to ensure the academic success of SUNY Korea students, including reviewing student records and enrollment in appropriate coursework for the upcoming semester. Develop and plan academic success events and activities to support students' transition and academic progress. Regularly meet with SUNY Korea Board of Managers to provide advising updates and reports.
SUNY Korea Pre-Arrival and Arrival Coordination: Coordinate with all SUNY Korea and Stony Brook University departments (Registrar, Visa and Immigration Services, Orientation, Campus Residences, and academic departments) to ensure all pre-arrival and arrival logistics are complete. This includes pre-arrival course selection, information sessions, housing, I-20 issues, transportation and others. Coordinate with Orientation and Family Programs Office to provide high quality orientation experience for SUNY Korea students. Coordinate with the Registrar's Office to request campus change as appropriate, including arrangements for Stony Brook University summer session for SUNY Korea students.
Divisional Support : Assist with Division of Undergraduate Education priorities, including supporting new student orientation/registration advising; providing additional advising support during peak advising periods; participating in major/minor events and other campus advising events; participating in Opening of School and Admitted Students Day events; and serving on search committees and retention-related committees. Maintain positive and productive relationships with all general and major/minor departmental academic advisors on campus. Liaison with student service areas including Registrar's Office, Financial Aid, Bursar, Campus Residences, Career Center, Academic Success & Tutoring Center, Dean of Students, Counseling & Psychological Services, Student Accessibility Support Center, Institutional Research, and others as needed. Participate as a member of the Academic Success Team, Advising Leads Team, and Committee on Academic Advising.
Other duties and projects as assigned and 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. This position may require occasional evening and weekend work, as well as one trip per year to Korea.
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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.
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Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Undergraduate Education-Stony Brook University
Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Shift Shift Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pass Days: Sat, Sun
Posting Start Date: Jan 14, 2020
Posting End Date: Feb 26, 2020, 4:59:00 AM
Salary: $53,000 - $58,000, Commensurate with experience
Salary Grade: SL3
Appointment Type: Term
Internal Number: 1903746
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.