Position Title: Academic Specialist, Student Support Services
Posting Number: R2100181
Employer: Research Foundation
Salary Range: $39,000
The Research Foundation for the State University of New York at Buffalo seeks to hire an Academic Specialist within the department of Student Support Services (SSS). The Academic Specialist is responsible for providing and designing the delivery of many forms of advisement to students such as informational advisement, proactive advisement, appreciative advisement, and academic coaching services. The hours for this position are typically 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Friday, however, the Academic Specialist occasionally must be available to assist SSS program staff in accompanying students during off campus visits and may require some evening and/or weekend hours. This position reports to the Director of Student Support Services.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Recordkeeping and Reporting
Program Development and Administration
The TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) Program at the University at Buffalo is committed to serving undergraduate students who are first-generation, low-income, and/or students with disabilities and helping them overcome academic, cultural and social barriers so they can succeed in higher education. We provide our students with holistic academic and personal support services designed to assist with graduate school and career preparation, economic and financial literacy, and ultimately persistence to graduation. For more information, please visit the SSS website.
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.
As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.
Master's Degree in Counseling, Education, Psychology, Social Work or a related field is required with one year experience working in a college or university setting.
Minimum of three years of experience in education-related field including work with diverse student populations.
Strong preference for an individual from a background that is similar to the populations served by the Student Support Services Program.
At least 3 months experience advising populations served by the Student Support Services Program.
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowl¬edge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society.