Simmons University is a small, highly collegial and dynamic university located in the heart of Boston?s world-renowned Longwood Medical Area. Simmons is comprised of an undergraduate liberal arts education program for women and those who identify as women plus professional graduate schools with masters and doctoral programs for all genders, presenting unique and rich opportunities for interdisciplinary research and collaboration. The SSW is part of the College of Social Sciences, Policy, and Practice and offers degrees at the Bachelor?s, Master?s, and Doctoral levels (BSW, MSW, DSW, PhD).Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual?s community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices at all levels, for all positions, ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.Position SummaryThe Simmons University School of Social Work (SSW) is now accepting applications for an Academic Advisor with responsibility for managing the advising functions for new and enrolled graduate students in the College of Social Sciences, Policy, and Practice (CSSPP). This includes students in both campus-based and online platforms. Reporting to the Associate Program Director, Student Facing, the Academic Advisor participates in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the academic advisement program?s goals and objectives.ResponsibilitiesFacilitate student success by defining and implementing strategies that help students fulfill educational goals;Monitor degree completion, interpret Simmons School of Social Work policies and procedures, use judgment to provide solutions and resolve student issues;Serve in a leadership role in addressing retention and persistence for students;Works intensively with students admitted under a conditional admissions status and students exhibiting poor academic performance (students who are at higher risk for withdrawal, leave of absence and dismissal);Collaborates with external partner (2U) and the Simmons University registrar to manage data on persistence and retention;Collaborates with and stays in close working contact with the Student Success team, Admissions Counsels, and Field Placement Specialist. QualificationsMSW required; LCSW or LCSW-eligible preferredPrior experience in student facing advising role or other relevant work is a plus;Experience advising and/or teaching online programs a plus;Proven ability in developing strong relationships through a variety of means (including remote engagement);Demonstrated strong time management, customer service, problem solving and interpersonal skills;Ability to adapt to new and rapidly changing situations;Comfort with online webinar technology (i.e. Adobe Connect, Zoom, Webex, GoToMeeting, etc.)Ability to effectively work with multiple databases and/or student platforms;Position may require flexible hours, some nights and weekends on an as needed basis.Instructions to Applicants: Please submit, as attachments in the ?Resume/CV?section of the application:ResumeCover letterThis is a full-time position that can be Boston-based or fully remote, with expectations of availability for campus-based activities as needed.In addition, this position does not constitute clinical social work and therefore supervision hours towards licensure cannot be earned.Salary GradeS05Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the "Resume/CV" box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual?s community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices?at all levels, for all positions?ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.
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