Cornell University is committed to the success of students coming from diverse backgrounds and experiences. While Cornell has always had an institutional focus on diversity and inclusion, the campus community has recently identified a number of initiatives and activities focused on creating a more inclusive and welcoming campus.
The Office of Academic Diversity (OADI) oversees a number of different programs that support the academic excellence and success of those students who come from backgrounds that historically have not been represented in higher education. These include adult learners, students who are first in their families to go to college, students who come from low-income families, military veteran students, students of color, and students from other non-traditional backgrounds. OADI provides individual and group support for academic pursuits and organizations, a place of lively discussion and interchange, a family environment in which to feel at home and speak openly, and a strong voice of advocacy across the institution.
As an advisor in OADI, you will play a critical role in supporting our students and join a dynamic team of colleagues who are all committed to the core values of equity, access, and inclusion.
In this position, you will:
Have an immediate and direct impact on our undergraduate students who come from backgrounds that historically have not been represented in higher education.
Provide academic, personal, and financial advising to students utilizing the services offered by the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives, primarily supporting students enrolled in the Arthur O. Eve Educational Opportunity Program and Higher Education Opportunity Program (EOP/HEOP) and students enrolled in OADI's Pre-Professional Program (P3).
Assist with recruitment and provide information about EOP/HEOP guidelines and institutional policies and procedures to prospective students, parents, the Cornell community, and guidance counselors.
Advise enrolled students and prospective applicants and families on matters pertaining to financial aid.
Work collaboratively and assist the College Advisors, EOP/HEOP leadership with monitoring program students' academic progress and follow up on academic referral procedures.
Assist the manager of the Pre-Professional Program with completing end-of-year reporting and reporting needs throughout the year.
Developing direct linkages and connections for STEM (medical, engineering, veterinary) and/or business/law partners across campus and regionally.
Provide programming and programmatic support for all OADI students and initiatives.
Provide academic, personal, and financial counseling for ‘walk-in’ OADI eligible students. Participate in university committee work.
This is an extraordinary opportunity to help our amazing undergraduate students succeed and thrive at Cornell and beyond.
What you will be:
You will be an active listener with a keen interest in student success; a dedicated team player who enjoys engaging with colleagues in the support of student excellence; a problem-solver; and a strong collaborator who is interested in creating new opportunities and paths for student career exploration.
Additionally, you will have:
A Bachelor's Degree.
One to two years of experience in counseling in an educational or related field. Experience in advising underrepresented students in the STEM or licensed professional fields of study is preferred.
Excellent interpersonal skills, organizational skills and the ability to juggle multiple priorities.
The ability to interact with a diverse population.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Proficiency with computer applications including database management, presentation, spreadsheet, and word processing software.
Either experience in programming and conducting workshops and/or a desire to grow and engage in this work.
Ability to speak multiple languages also preferred.
We hope you appreciate great benefits. Cornell receives national recognition, as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, access to wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and generous retirement contributions.
Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 12 holidays: e.g., an end-of-year winter break, from December 25th through January 1st.
Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance program.
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