Academic Advisor 7624BR Provost University Advising Office
Detailed Job Description We currently have an open position in the College of Science. We will continue to accept applications for anticipated openings that may occur.
Academic advisors function in order to support student success. Advising is a collaborative relationship between a student and advisor. Advisors take a student-centered approach that enriches student learning and development in preparation for success with a diverse global society. Academic advisors report directly to an assistant dean in their assigned college and work with the chair and department coordinators as appropriate. These positions will develop, implement, and manage academic advisement for RIT students. Academic advisors will participate in developing strategies that will enhance retention and promote students' connection to their academic program as well as the university.
Maintain systematic and frequent contact with advisees in order to provide them with accurate information about academic progression and degree requirements, assess students' academic progress towards degree completion, and advise students to identify barriers to success and offer appropriate referrals for academic and personal concerns. Outreach to students whenever necessary in order to assist with planning and support. Direct students towards campus resources that will enhance their ability to be academically successful, including: ASC, CRP, HEOP, Counseling Center, Disability Services, Financial Aid, and other offices.
Advise students to develop their long range goals and plans of academic study, include as applicable: co-op or internship work schedules and/or study abroad opportunities. Assist students to evaluate progress towards established goals.
Review and update degree audits in a timely manner, including evaluate and determine the transfer of credits; research course descriptions to determine transferability as assigned. Participate in degree certification process as assigned.
Maintain awareness of institutional information including admissions requirements, new programs, course changes, deadlines, costs, expanding facilities, college-wide initiatives, transfer requirements, and relevant state and federal mandates.
Keep accurate records of all interactions.
Participate in university student success and retention initiatives related to advising.
Collaborate with department chairs, deans' delegates for advising, faculty advisors and university partners to ensure seamless support for students, and serve as an advising resource for faculty and staff within the college
Participate in admissions and recruitment programs as assigned.
Participate in orientation programs as required.
Stay current with processes, technology, and computer skills relevant to advising at RIT
Participate in college planning, implementation, and evaluation of the academic advisement program's goals and objectives.
Participate on departmental, college, and university committees as assigned,
Participate in Advisors Council and engage in relevant professional development activities, which may include: CPD sessions, workshops, RIT courses, attendance at conferences, membership in professional organizations, etc.
OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED
Department/College Description Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We are dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring.
As a member of the RIT community, you'll receive a comprehensive employee benefits package that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).
Minimum Qualifications Please be advised, as a requirement of this position, nights and/or weekends may be required.
Education: Masters Degree
Excellent listening and interpersonal skills that exhibit positive regard, care, concern, and respect for students, families, and colleagues.
Strong commitment towards supporting all levels and backgrounds of students through a variety of approaches and processes to achieve their educational and personal goals.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (written and in-person) to a broad constituency, including administrators, faculty, staff, students, and parents.
Knowledge of research and theory related to college student development, including: cognitive /learning development, student persistence, student engagement, diversity and student identity, and experience applying the knowledge to support student development and success.
Thorough understanding and working knowledge of FERPA regulations within a higher education setting.
Working knowledge of effective decision-making and conflict resolution techniques.
Ability to coordinate and manage assignments in order to sustain an extensive workload within a fast-paced environment.
Excellent computer skills including: SIS, Degree Audit, & related systems.
Strong organizational skills.
Excellent attention to details.
Demonstrated ability to multi-task.
Professional Area: Employment Category: Fulltime Staff Job Function:Wage Band: 117A
Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the 'Great Colleges to Work For.' RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition and www.rit.edu.
As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employees pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RITs Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at: https://www.rit.edu/fa/humanresources/content/benefits-health-and-wellness
RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov
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Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at www.rit.edu .