Location: Binghamton, NY Category: Professional Posted On: Fri Jun 9 2017 Job Description:
Budget Title: Academic Advisor (SL-3)
The Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science seeks an outstanding candidate to join the dynamic Watson School Advising team. Watson academic advisors comprise an enthusiastic team of professionals who promote student success by providing timely and accurate academic and student service information to students in computer science and engineering programs. The Watson School is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment. Potential applicants who share this goal, especially underrepresented minorities, women and persons with disabilities, are strongly encouraged to apply.
Advisors work with both students and faculty to promote the success of Watson School students. Advisors apply their expertise to provide timely and accurate information about degree requirements, recommend appropriate university services, provide prospective students with information about degree programs, and promote best practices related to college advising services. Advisors play an important role in helping new students make a successful transition to Binghamton University and the Watson School.
Watson Advisors meet with students in one-on-one appointments and in group settings, participate in all undergraduate orientation sessions to welcome new students, and serve as ambassadors of the Watson School at other events throughout the year.
Watson School advisors are assisted by a team of student peer advisers similarly dedicated to providing the best possible general advising and appropriate referrals at all points of contact.
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
Conducting one-on-one meetings with students to review degree progress, recommend general course options, and facilitate students' connections to required faculty advising or other support services
Supporting new students at the Watson School orientations, open houses, and other related public and internal events
Providing both walk-in and scheduled appointment times on a weekly basis in the main office, in residence halls, and at other locations across campus
Performing Watson School transfer student credit evaluations both domestic and international
Assisting central BU Undergraduate Admissions office with review of transfer applications, as needed
Learning all necessary campus systems related to job duties, including, but not limited to Banner, Xtender, Degree Works, SAS, and Slate
Maintain contacts with other campus offices, both within the Watson School and within other areas of Binghamton University
Responsible for advising and supporting students enrolled in the Watson School online programs
Providing support for students on probation and developing programs to aid in their success
Support the strategic missions of the Watson School and Binghamton University through participation in campus service activities and other projects as assigned
Work collegially and professionally with constituents and all members of the university community at all times
Master's degree and a minimum of two years of professional experience in higher education required
Experience in academic advising or student affairs/student life
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 a diverse community of students, faculty, staff and visitors
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
Understanding of and sensitivity to diverse socioeconomic, cultural and developmental needs, with ability to work collegially and professionally with a diverse community and all constituents
Experience with BANNER and DegreeWorks desirable
Each candidate is required to submit along with their application materials a Personal Statement of Advising Philosophy.
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and occasional weekends
Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character — shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life — promotes extraordinary student success.
Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities t...o engage and challenge its 17,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.