Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College is one of the countrys leading schools of health and rehabilitation sciences. Home to more than 1300 undergraduate and 450 graduate students, Sargent College combines outstanding faculty and cutting-edge research to provide superb education and clinical experiences. The college has more than 25 on-campus research facilities, clinical centers, and labs. It offers top-ranked degree programs in occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech, language and hearing sciences, health science, athletic training, human physiology, behavior and health, and nutrition. The academic counselor is responsible for student support related to on-time graduation as well as assistance to students with their post-baccalaureate planning. This position will focus on individual academic counseling to students in all Sargent undergraduate programs, with emphasis on advising for equity. Will support supervision of student groups and initiate activities focused on student wellbeing and creating a sense of community. With colleagues, the academic counselor will contribute to the maintenance of documentation, such as dual degree requirement completion, earned advanced credits, graduation documents, and other crucial projects.
Essential Functions include:
Advise students in all Sargent majors via course planning and substantive conversations. Be familiar with all Sargent programs, BU HUB, and dual degree requirements to ensure substantive conversations with students and assist faculty advisors with questions.
Create and implement activities to promote student wellbeing and a sense of community at Sargent.
Advise College Honor Society
Assist with retention and advising via the Peer Mentors and individual outreach
Serve on university and college committees to support student advising and academic advancement
Nominate students for BU and Sargent awards and write letters of recommendation when asked
The academic counselor will sustain and support a culture that celebrates the diversity of individuals and ideas, which values accountability, collaboration, and innovation. Sargent College believes the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to our academic mission of excellence. We welcome candidates who support our commitment to ensuring BU is an inclusive, equitable, and diverse place where everyone can thrive.
A cover letter is required for consideration.
Bachelor's degree, Master's degree preferred
2-4 years of experience.
Counseling degree Position does require some occasional night and weekend work in support of annual events including, but not limited to, Admissions Open House, Commencement, and the Rose Banquet.
Proficiency in Excel, Word, internet, and email required.
Must be able to work independently and must be aware of University policies and procedures applicable to student services.
Will be the first point of contact in responding to students and parents.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Boston University is no small operation. With over 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 140 countries, 10,000 faculty and staff, 16 schools and colleges, and 250 fields of study, our two campuses are always humming.