Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • New York City


Academic AdvisorSchool/Division:Division of Student AffairsOffice:Center for University AdvisingFull-Time or Part-Time:Part-TimeAbout HofstraHofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.Description:Reporting to the Associate Dean for Advising, the part-time Academic Advisor is a member of the Center for University Advising, which is responsible for non-major academic advising for all undergraduates from orientation through graduation. The Academic Advisor will build a relationship with an assigned group of students, assisting them with academic planning and decision making, making referrals to campus resources, and supporting students’ academic success. The Academic Advisor will maintain student records and monitor the academic progress of their advisees. The Academic Advisor also supports the programming efforts of the Center and the Division of Student Affairs. The Academic Advisor will serve as advisor to an assigned group of students across all class years, from the point of entry through graduation.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Providing accurate information about academic policies, programs, and options
Assisting students in the development of meaningful educational plans
Supporting students by helping them to identify and assess alternatives and the impact of their decisions on their educational plans
Assisting students who are experiencing academic difficulty or are at risk of departure Supporting students as they transition into and out of college, develop greater responsibility for their educational goals, and evaluate their academic options
Proactively maintain contact with advisees and provide continuity throughout their time at Hofstra University
Collaborate with CUA’s retention outreach staff in monitoring the academic progress of advisees and communicating with faculty as appropriate, develop strong relationships with faculty in assigned academic departments and university offices, and serve as an informed resource for students to make appropriate referrals to other university resources, including academic departments, Student Health and Counseling Center, the Career Center, and Student Access Services, and the Center for Academic Excellence
Utilize Education Advisory Board’s (EAB) retention software Connect for maintaining accurate electronic records on students and will assist in the implementation of group advising programs to promote the mission and goals of the Center for University Advising
Preform other duties as assigned

Extended hours will be required on an as needed basis, including evening, early morning and weekend assignments.
Qualifications:Masters Degree required in higher education, student affairs, counseling, social work, public health, or other directly related discipline and a minimum of two years related experience in student affairs, counseling, health education, or directly related fields in a higher education setting. The candidate will possess excellent communication skills, ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities, perform highly detailed work, strong quantitative and analytical skills, work well under pressure, have comfort with appropriate technologies, and have a passion for working with students of diverse backgrounds. Excellent interpersonal, teaching/presenting, and problem-solving skills are essential. The candidate will have a collaborative disposition and possesses the ability to think both critically and strategically. Application Instructions:Please send a resume, cover letter and three references (including student) to:

Voluntary Self-IdentificationAll applicants are invited to complete the three (3) voluntary self-identification formsDeadline:Open Until FilledDate Posted: 11/04/2019Posting Number: 897687-19

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