Location: Binghamton, NY Category: Professional Posted On: Thu May 9 2019 Job Description:
Budget Title: Academic Advisor (SL-3)
Decker School of Nursing Academic Advisors work to ensure students have the resources they need to succeed academically and personally. Our professional advising staff works with faculty to help students transition to the rigor of college coursework, make the most out of their time at Binghamton University and progress to graduation in a timely fashion.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Advising prospective, newly admitted, and current undergraduate and graduate students on academic and career goals
Referring students to available on and off-campus support services
Educating students about supplemental programs and opportunities
Coordinating, developing and facilitating outreach activities to help students gain knowledge about university resources, policies and procedures
Developing, planning and participating in new student orientation and recruitment events
Serving on committees as assigned
Maintaining thorough knowledge of degree requirements for current programs, including the University's General Education requirements and their application to each current and prospective nursing student
Developing and maintaining advising and academic information on the Decker Website, the University Bulletin, and the Decker Student Handbook
Effectively communicating with faculty, staff, students and other departments to enhance the advisement process
Providing support and general guidance to student organizations; student organization leadership; graduate assistants and peers
Serving as liaison to Academic Partnership's enrollment and retention services
Primary point of contact for student issues escalated and initiated by Academic Partnerships
Development and maintenance of training information/manuals
Managing transfer course equivalencies, evaluations and articulations
Serving as primary advisor to prospective, newly admitted, and continuing online populations
Online cohort application review and support
Streamlining application procedures and communications to decrease time to application decision and program start
Manage student holds related to mandatory requirements (i.e. clinical health requirements, mandatory orientation, etc)
Occasional evening and weekend hours are required. Applicants should be highly organized, self-disciplined, proactive, able to work independently/effectively as a team member, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
Master's Degree in Student Affairs Administration, Counseling, Education or field related to academic advising or healthcare is required (or expected May 2019)
Demonstrated understanding of the educational role of academic advising in enhancing student learning and development
Ability to effectively, professionally and tactfully interact and communicate, both orally and in writing, with students, faculty, staff and visitors
Superior public speaking and presentation skills
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
Strong interpersonal skills
Understanding of and sensitive to diverse socioeconomic, cultural and developmental needs
Online student advising experience
Mastery of G Suite by Google, DegreeWorks, Slate, SAS and Banner or similar business systems
Experience in an academic advising setting
Demonstrated abilities in event planning and execution
Experience in survey development, distribution, and analysis
Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.
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