Rutgers University-Newark, an urban public research university and anchor institution, located in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise, is seeking a Student Counselor for the School of Arts & Sciences Newark (SASN). Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Pre-Professional Services in the Office of Academic Services (OAS) in the School of Arts and Sciences-Newark (SAS-N). The Student Counselor is a team member in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, customer service-focused environment.
The duties of the Student Counselor includes bit not limited to:
Provides academic advising and counseling to undergraduate students, assists them with problem solving, and teaches them to advocate for themselves.
Establishes and maintains productive contact with assigned caseload of Newark College of Arts & Sciences (NCAS) and University College-Newark (UC-N) students to counsel them and facilitate their declaration of major, progress toward graduation, and successful career and/or professional development.
Works with the Pre-Professional Services unit to assist with the coordination of all programs targeting pre-professional students including workshops, events, advisement, registration, etc.
Works with the pre-law student population by assisting with the advisement and programming for this area.
Coordinates special programs and events for the pre-professional areas, specifically law and health.
Performs outreach, identifying and growing opportunities and marketing, and preparing students for success.
Develops relationships with faculty and other departments and contributes to transcript evaluation, advanced placement credit assessment, graduation certification, commencement activities, major/minor fair, judicial checks, website maintenance, and any other special events or duties as needed.
Serves as an Academic Integrity (AI) facilitator, communicates, supports, and upholds AI policies and procedures. NCAS and UC-N together are the largest undergraduate unit at Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N).
OAS currently serves 19 departments within SASN as well as departments in the other academic units. Thus, the Academic Advisor assists, impacts, influences, and counsels a large number of students, currently over 5,000. Work is performed in a manner that furthers the mission of OAS, SASN, and RU-N and contributes to strategic goals.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a bachelor's degree in student counseling, college student personnel, psychology, social work, education, higher education administration, or a related field and two years relevant experience in academic counseling/advisement; or the equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of pre-professional student populations and programs, student development and counseling theories and applications, and workshop design and presentation.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Requires excellent written and oral communication skills, strong organizational skills.
Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks, and to interact successfully and confidentially with a wide range of individuals at all levels of the University community.
Strong computer literacy, including use of databases.
Requires excellent problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to multitask and function autonomously with limited supervision.
Must be able to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, customer-service focused environment.
Master's degree and experience in a university or other educational setting with experience in program development and conducting workshops for diverse populations strongly preferred.
Knowledge of pre-professional advisement and academic integrity facilitation is also desired.
Must be proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite. Will use the Student Records Database (SRDB), degree audits, Student Success Collaborative (SSC), Maxient, in-house applications, and any database or program utilized by the University to perform the duties of this position now or in the future.
Must be familiar with or learn the office equipment, software, and specialized programs and/or materials needed to support the effective and efficient performance of this position.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
OAS is a fast-paced, deadline-driven, customer service-focused environment. Responsibilities will include attendance at and participation in evening and weekend activities as needed.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.