| The College of Arts & Sciences has implemented a new organizational design aimed at strengthening the student services function of the college. Thus, new positions in admissions, advising, and career development have been created to meet the evolving needs of our students and to enhance the ways in which our professional staff can support students throughout their Cornell experience.|
This new Senior Academic Advisor is one of ten advising professionals in the Office of Advising that serves over 4200 College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate students of richly diverse backgrounds and academic interests spanning 40 distinct majors, and upwards of 550 faculty members. The Senior Academic Advisor will provide individualized developmental advising to undergraduates to ensure their academic, personal and professional success, as well as develop and implement activities and programs designed to contribute to a sense of belonging and community among students with diverse cultural, economic, and geographic backgrounds. Special advising responsibilities for juniors and seniors, as well as students with pre-health career interests.
This position reports to the Assistant Dean/Director of Advising. The Office of Advising works closely with the college's Office of Admissions and the Career Development Office to facilitate a smooth transition into Cornell and a successful path to graduation and post-Cornell career. The Academic Advisor will work collaboratively with staff across many student services offices on campus such as Cornell Health, Dean of Students, Student Disability Services, Athletics, Residence Life, Academic Diversity Initiatives, Judicial Administrator, Study Abroad, and Financial Aid.
Bachelor's degree in math, physical sciences or life sciences; combined with 2-3 years academic advising experience or equivalent combination. Successful candidates will have a high regard for arts and sciences disciplines and a thorough understanding of the career and lifetime benefits of a liberal arts education. The capacity to be an effective team player, set objectives, and contribute to strategies that meet goals consistent with the mission the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office and the University is necessary. Proven ability to develop and implement inclusive programming to support the success of a diverse student body, including: transfer students, students of color, students of all social class and income levels, first-generation college students, international students, LGBTQ students, and differently abled students. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and respectfully on a wide range of sensitive matters with students and families of diverse backgrounds. Strong organizational skills and exceptional written and oral communication skills required. Must be committed to providing excellent service to students, parents, alumni, faculty, and staff. High degree of professionalism, discretion, and judgment required. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and proven ability to learn new software programs and student engagement platforms. Ability to work some evenings and weekends. Limited travel.
Preferred: Master's degree in student personnel, counseling, education, science, or related area preferred. Bilingual in Spanish, Mandarin or Korean is a plus, but not necessary.
Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate has been selected. Review of applications will begin immediately with interviews starting in early May. We anticipate a start date of no later than July 1st.
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No Visa sponsorship is provided. Relocation assistance is not available for this position.
University Job Title:Advising Associate II
Pay Rate Type:Salary
Contact Name:Tara Wilder
Number of Openings:1
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