Academic Advisor, Center for Advising, Persistence and Success
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Center for Advising, Persistence and Success
Academic Advisor for Advising, Persistence and Success – Multiple Positions
Reporting to the Associate Director for Advising, Persistence and Success, the Academic Advisor for Advising, Persistence and Success (Professional Services Specialist III) oversees the degree completion of all undergraduate students who are freshmen, sophomores, juniors and/or transfers as assigned by caseload in our newly created 12 hour Center for Advising, Persistence and Success. The Academic Advisor works as part of a collaborative team and assists with large-scale on campus advising programs to facilitate the advising and registration of students; creates equitable options for out-of-state and international students; and coordinates all efforts related to student advising for the assigned student population.
The Academic Advisor develops collaborative efforts with University stakeholders and provides overall leadership and coordination for their assigned caseload; applies general education policy and ensures compliance with pre-and outside-the-major advising programs and registration practices; and demonstrates specialized knowledge for their assigned cohort and general knowledge of broader fields, combining to create a holistic approach to student advising, persistence and success. These positions require travel and a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours. Employees must be able to work a flexible schedule including morning and evening shifts to allow for the Center to be staffed for 12 hours.
These are not remote positions and require physical presence on campus as determined by the Supervisor. They require working on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic and interacting directly with students following all procedures and protocols set forth in the University’s Restart Plan and any procedures/protocols created through additional correspondence. The employee must have the ability to wear a face covering for the duration of the workday during the COVID pandemic or as determined by university protocol.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and two years of student advising experience is required. Experience advising students in a higher education setting is preferred. Candidates must have some knowledge of advising systems, be student-centered and have the ability to work collaboratively in a diverse, multiethnic and multicultural environment of students, faculty and staff. Excellent customer service skills and oral and written communication skills are essential.
Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Please submit your cover letter, resume/CV and contact information for three professional references. Official transcripts for all degrees are required prior to the starting date of employment.
Kean University complies with the New Jersey First Act (Senate Bill No. 1730, P.L. 2011, Chapter 70). Any individual newly hired by Kean University will be required to abide by this law and establish a principal residence in New Jersey. New employees will have a full 365 days to establish such residence, from the effective date of hire.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please refer to Section III.A. of our Reasonable Accommodations Policy & Procedures .
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