Assistant Director of Advising & Diversity Student Support
Student Services Associate - Band F
Office of Academic Programs, Student Services
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
With more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 350 faculty and 1,200 staff, and upwards of 45,000 living alumni, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is the second-largest undergraduate college at Cornell University and the third largest college of its kind in the United States. In national surveys, CALS ranks as the best college of agriculture and related sciences in the country. Our teaching and research facilities are among the finest available. The College's educational programs are carefully designed to ensure that every student's education is geared to contemporary, real-world issues. Faculty, staff, and students at CALS are at the cutting edge of research in the life sciences, environmental sustainability, agricultural science, economic development, communication and information science. The land-grant mission of the College, which encompasses research, education, and extension programs, allows for the creation and dissemination of knowledge that makes a difference for students, the citizens of New York, the nation, and people around the globe.
The Office of Student Services at CALS is strongly focused on student support and satisfaction with the college frequently recognized for its advising services. We use innovation through technology and cutting edge practices to provide premier services to CALS students and faculty advisors.
CALS Student Services is currently seeking an Assistant Director of Advising and Diversity Student Support. This position is an integral member of the CALS Student Services Office. As a member of the Advising and Diversity Staff, this position is directly responsible for student diversity and inclusion efforts for the college. It requires daily interaction with CALS students emphasizing the support and programming for the diverse student population. Academic advising is the main focus and will include supporting non-academic issues for students as well. This position will also serves as the liaison with the Office of Student Disability Services (OSDS) as the CALS Disability Representative.
The position has a special emphasis on monitoring, reporting and supporting specific student populations including: underrepresented students, Education Opportunity Program (EOP), low income and first generation students. The position's programming for diversity and inclusion should provide, promote and/or facilitate diversity and cultural competency programming for CALS students, faculty and staff. Additionally, this includes the management and oversight of the CALS Pre-freshman Summer Program (PSP) which supports approximately 30 students each summer as they transition from high school to the college learning and living environment.
The Assistant Director of Advising and Diversity Student Support is an ex-officio member of the CALS Diversity Committee, is the SUNY Diversity representative helping lead initiatives across CALS and reporting results to the university and SUNY system and is a member of the committee that reviews the CALS Human Diversity graduation requirements. Participating on various university-wide committees dealing with issues of diversity is also expected.
Must be able to anticipate and adapt to technological advances as needed. Familiarity and comfort with technology and social media platforms is considered essential in CALS Student Services. Bachelor's degree required, along with three to five years of experience in higher education, working directly with undergraduate students. Knowledge and understanding of minority student retention and development issues. Experience in advising and program development. Genuine commitment to retention and success of students. Strong team orientation and ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff essential. Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
Master degree preferred. Knowledge of student development theory.
Background check may be required
No visa sponsorship is available for this position.
No relocation assistance is available for this position.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
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University Job Title:Student Svc Assoc II
Pay Rate Type:Salary
Contact Name:Cindy Rodriguez
Number of Openings:1
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