Instruction-Freshman Program - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (20002741)
The Academic Advisor advises and assists new first-year engineering students in academic decision-making and related activities, helping to facilitate a successful academic transition from high school to college and secondarily, to a major department at the end of the first-year. The incumbent assists students with the selection and registration of appropriate courses, advises students on first-year program requirements, provides information to students about SSOE degree requirements, and clarifies information for students about SSOE and University policies/procedures.
Advisor participates in summer registration and Orientation programming, fall scheduling and registration for spring, and transition programming/planning during department selection activities in the spring term. Academic Advisor works with students who are academically at risk and who may need special advising intervention or programming. Advisor makes referrals to campus resources within and external to the SSOE. Primary contact with students occurs through walk-in and scheduled appointments and Freshman Engineering Seminar. Academic advisor teaches multiple sections of Freshman Engineering Seminar, interacting with all advisees weekly through this course. Advisors assist with the planning of Seminar lesson plans and class activities. The academic advisor uses Peoplesoft, Microsoft Office suite, and EAB Navigate daily. Detailed attention to academic record keeping and administrative responsibilities related to advising such as credit evaluation, transferring documents, and course repeat paperwork is critical.
Academic Advisor meets regularly with first-year advising team, immediate supervisor, and other student services staff to plan and implement advising program activities and improvements and to facilitate professional development. The incumbent will be responsible for one or more programming assignments related to advising program needs (possible assignments include Orientation, liaising with the first-year Living Learning community, supervising Engineering Peer Mentors, academic recovery programming, etc.)
Bachelor's required. Master's degree (or 27+ credits toward Master's degree in progress) in Student Affairs, Higher Education Administration, Counseling, or closely related field preferred. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, and the ability to listen/counsel diverse personalities using sound and mature judgment. The incumbent will have demonstrated experience in skilled record-keeping with strict attention to detail, as well as skill in organizing tasks, documents, and materials with efficiency and accuracy. The candidate should also have the ability to effectively, professionally, and tactfully interact and communicate with students, parents, faculty, staff, and visitors.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Department Details: Our highly-engaged First-Year Engineering Program team is looking for a positive, conscientious, student-centered team-player to join us in our effort to transition our students from dependent to independent learners. The First-Year Engineering team serves approximately 650 diverse undeclared engineering students.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Student Services.I
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 1-2 years experience
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM -5:00 PM
Hiring Range: $23,868.00 - $37,752.00
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks are required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Internal Number: 20002741
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.