Reporting to the Sr. Associate Director, Advising and Programs within Access Barnard, the Senior Advisor is directly responsible for the implementation of impactful strategies aimed to support the college going experience of students who identify as first-generation, lower-income, or international. Specifically, the Senior Advisor implements priorities of the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) Scholars and the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP).
Primary Responsibilities: 1. Design and develop academic, student-centered one-to-one and group advising. 2. Create and facilitate developmental academic-centered workshops. 3. Provide supervision to student leaders in support of the mission of Access Barnard. 4. Assist with the coordination and implementation of the Access Barnard
summer pre-orientation and academic year programming. 5. Assist students in developing an academic plan through graduation. 6. Serve as the Access Barnard liaison to students returning from leave of
absence or seeking to take a leave of absence. 7. Advise a designated cohort of Opportunity Program participants and other assigned students in establishing realistic and attainable career and personal goals. 8. Collaborate with campus partners to ensure consistent, high-quality support for students. 9. Collaborate with the Office of Admissions and Enrollment to support the
successful recruitment, application, enrollment, and transition of student
participants. 10. Serve on college and University committees as requested by department leadership. 11. Co-facilitate the organization of supportive institutional and campus
resources aimed at mitigating educational barriers often encountered by
students. 12. Facilitate the accurate collection of data related to record-keeping and strategic priorities. 13. Educate students on and create student engagement opportunities, campus support services, changing/ declaring majors/minors, re-admission, transfer questions, scheduling classes. 14. Collaborate with, refer, and connect students to faculty mentors/advisors. 15. Serve as a liaison to the New York State Education Department's HEOP and CSTEP state-wide initiatives including the implementation of CSTEP Day Of Service Activities 16. Collaborate with Barnard College Admissions in the recruitment, applicant review, and enrollment of Access Barnard students specifically HEOP and CSTEP participants. 17. Follow institutional protocols related to student referrals for counseling and crisis intervention. 18. Maintain active professional development in the field as required. 19. Assume responsibility for special projects and other duties as assigned. 20. Perform additional duties and responsibilities as needed.
Skills, Qualifications & Requirements:
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: * Excellent written and public-speaking skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills. * Facility with social media and various technological platforms is key. * The ability to absorb detail is essential. * The ability to understand and adhere to college and national policy and to decipher between confidential and need-to-know information is a must. * Diplomacy and the ability to work as a member of a team is essential. * Demonstrated knowledge of NY State Department of Education Guidelines * Experience or training in inclusion, diverse campuses, or student affairs is key
Qualifications: * Bachelors' degree. * Minimum 3 years related experience. * Must be available for weekend, evening and some overnight travel.
Since its founding in 1889, Barnard has been a distinguished leader in higher education, offering a rigorous liberal arts foundation to young women whose curiosity, drive, and exuberance set them apart. Ours is a diverse intellectual community in a unique learning environment that provides the best of all worlds: small, intimate classes in a collaborative liberal arts setting dedicated to the advancement of women with the vast resources of Columbia University just steps away in the heart of vibrant and electric New York City.