Senior Academic Advisor - Office of the Dean, School of Engineering - (21001378)
The undergraduate advising professionals in the School of Engineering foster student growth, empowerment, and success by serving, advising, guiding, nurturing, and celebrating our students, and working with them and our faculty to solve problems so that students may successfully navigate the university and its curriculum while achieving their academic and personal goals. We focus on the academic aspect of students' lives at Tufts, providing information, advice, and support to help them successfully complete their degrees in a timely manner while ensuring that our students have an enriching and rewarding academic experience. To that end, we provide students with advising, academic support, direction, and accurate information. We also connect them to campus resources such as Tufts Global Education, Student Services, the StAAR Center, the Center for STEM Diversity, the Division of Student Diversity and Inclusion, Career Services, and Health Services, among others. We collaborate with faculty and other departments to advocate for students and improve the academic experience for all students. We are responsible for the engineering related components of helping new students transition to the School of Engineering at Tufts, including events during Orientation and materials provided to new students before their arrival.
The Senior Academic Advisor serves as a proactive academic advisor to undeclared undergraduate School of Engineering students. The Advisor supports students in their engagement with the engineering curriculum, helps them navigate university procedures and make informed decisions about choice of major. The Senior Academic Advisor acts as an accessible source for information about curriculum requirements, course selection, registration, and campus resources. The Advisor guides a population of students who seek an internal transfer between the Schools of Engineering and Arts and Sciences, serving as a formal pre-major advisor to AS to EN transfers and participating in the Internal Transfer Committee meeting at the end of each semester, which reviews all student requests to move into the School of Engineering. Supporting the Dean of Academic Advising and Undergraduate Studies, the Senior Academic Advisor provides logistical support, programming, research, and data analysis for a team-based approach to pre-major advising, New Student Orientation, the First-Year Experience, and STEM undergraduate retention efforts at Tufts. The Senior Academic Advisor works closely with the other student support resources in the School of Engineering, such as advising roles in the departments of Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering and staff of the Center for STEM Diversity. Additionally, the Senior Academic Advisor works closely with the Senior Academic Advisor in the School of Arts and Sciences.
Bachelor's degree required.
Commitment to advising, mentoring, and guiding college students in STEM fields.
Superior interpersonal skills, including flexibility and approachability.
Excellent skills in written and oral communication; able to write, edit, and proofread educational documents and other publications. Confidence and experience with teaching, public speaking, or giving effective presentations before large groups.
Experience with issues of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access and Justice.
Proficient SIS, Portfolio, Canvas, SLATE, Qualtrics, Emma, Box and other applications for writing documents, making spreadsheets, creating databases, producing brochures and slideshows, and communicating through web-based audio-video services.
Master's degree preferred; preferred educational background in Education, Higher Education, Counseling, or a STEM field.
2 or more years of related experience as an instructor, advisor, tutor, mentor, or administrator in a college or university setting.
Additional experience working in other areas of university student services, such as student affairs, campus life programs, college learning center, multicultural affairs, bridge programs, and retention programs.
Dedication to serving and supporting a diverse student population, including students of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, students with disabilities, and students across the gender spectrum.
Proficient with a variety of social media platforms and tools for sharing documents, images, and video online.
Able to work independently, think on one's feet, set priorities, and manage time effectively.
Special Work Schedule Requirements: Evening or weekend hours may be required.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville
Job: Student Services
Organization: Office-Dean Undergraduate Ed
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: May 28, 2021, 12:41:58 PM
Internal Number: 21001378
About Tufts University
Tufts is a leader in American higher education, distinctive for its success as a moderately sized university that excels at research and providing students with a personal experience. Our unique combination of research and liberal arts attracts students, faculty and staff who thrive in our environment of curiosity, creativity and engagement.