The Student Success Advisor for Eugene Lang College is responsible for providing academic and career advising to students pursuing degree(s) at Eugene Lang College. The advisor will support students in their persistence to graduation, including the exploration of academic and experiential opportunities. The advisor will meet with students in both one-on-one and group settings both in person and through remote platforms, in addition to facilitating programming events that meet the aims of Student Success.Â
The Lang Student Success Advisor is an integral member of the Student Success team and reports to leadership in Student Success Advising. This position provides academic and career advising to degree seeking BA students at Eugene Lang College. It also requires a basic knowledge and understanding of the vast array of undergraduate and graduate programs at the university to advise students accordingly to explore all opportunities available to them.
This position is part of the Local 1205 Professional Unit and is subject to the terms and conditions outlined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement agreed to by Teamsters Local 1205 and the University.
The New School is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and particularly seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups, as well as candidates who share this commitment.
Developmentally advise approximately 200+ students in academic, career, and success goal-setting and achievement via remote scheduled and walk-in appointments or via remote platforms.
Maintain and update student records and data, including documentation of studentÂ interactions, in relevant institutional systems (Banner, DegreeWorks, Starfish) accurately and in a timely manner
Teach students to use resources for learning about academic choices and careers, develop interviewing and networking skills, prepare resumes and cover letters, and create online branding
Incorporate instruments/assessments into advisement to help students understand their personal preferences, strengths, and weaknesses as they pertain to academic and career decision-making
Actively participate in creating and fostering a culture of inclusion: possesses and develops in self and others, intercultural competency skills that promote a culture of equity, inclusion, social justice, and community engagement.
Coordinate and collaborate on initiatives, events, and programs that promote student persistence and academic and career trajectory learning
Sustain an accurate, up-to-date body of knowledge about curricula across the institution and the current career landscape in the relevant fields
Establish and cultivate relationships with administrators and faculty to ensure accurate and timely communication of student needs, obstacles, and questions
Serve as a liaison to faculty in assigned programs regarding academic planning, curriculum and career outcomes; attend and participate in regular meetings held by programs and schoolsÂ
Participate in orientation, academic and career services events, recruitment,Â student life and engagement initiatives, and graduation
Represent Student Success at programs and functions outside of normal business hours
Stay apprised of national developments in the field of academic and career advising
Engage in ongoing training and development opportunities
Bachelorâ™s degree and 2-4 years related experience in higher education with a focus on student engagement and advising
Student services experience
Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal skills, including sensitivity to cultural differences
Proven abilities in personal judgment and critical thinking skills to help others make values-based decisions regarding academic, career, and other success paths
Strong presentation, written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to work on multiple projects both independently and as part of a team
Demonstrated intercultural competence and continuing commitment to advance equity, inclusion and social justice practices in their work and in support of a diverse community.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and ability to learn new computer applications
Able to lift and carry objects, less than 40 pounds, on occasion
Knowledge of Banner, DegreeWorks, and Starfish
Experience with NACADA, EAB, NA
Ability to adhere to all Covid policies and procedures
Masterâ™s degree in Higher Education, Higher Education Administration, or a field related to academic offerings at The New School
2 or more years of professional work experience in higher education, with a focus on advising
Hybrid/Split - Employees hired for this position have regularly scheduled, consistent percentage of time on campus (ex 1-4x/week) and also work some of the time remotely.Â
The New School, a leading university in downtown New York City, offers degree and nondegree academic programs in design, the social sciences, the liberal arts, management, the arts, and media. Students benefit from small classes, superior resources, and renowned faculty members who practice what they teach. Continuing education courses and public programs place the university at the center of New York’s cultural and intellectual life.