Position Title: Academic Advisor (2 Positions Available)
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Advising, the Academic Advisor is a member of the Center for University Advising (CUA), which is responsible for non-major academic advising for all undergraduate students from orientation through graduation. This is an on-site position; work for this role will be performed on campus, and may require occasional evening and weekend work.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Serves as advisor to an assigned group of students across all class years, from the point of entry through graduation.
Provides accurate information about academic policies, programs, and options.
Assists students in the development of a meaningful educational plan.
Supports students by helping them to identify and assess alternatives and the impact of their decisions on their educational plans.
Assists students who are experiencing academic difficulty or are at risk of departure.
Supports students as they transition into and out of college, develop greater responsibility for their educational goals, and evaluate their academic options.
Proactively maintains contact with advisees and provides continuity throughout their time at Hofstra University.
Collaborates with CUA's retention outreach staff in monitoring the academic progress of advisees and communicating with faculty as appropriate.
Develops strong relationships with campus partners in assigned academic departments and university offices.
Supports the programming efforts of the Center and the Division of Student Affairs
Serves as an informed resource for students to make appropriate referrals to other university resources, including academic departments, Student Health and Counseling Center, the Center for Career Design and Development, Student Access Services, and the Center for Academic Excellence.
Develops strong capability in using the Education Advisory Board's (EAB) retention software, Navigate, for creating academic plans and maintaining accurate electronic records on students.
Assists in the implementation of group advising programs to promote the mission and goals of the Center for University Advising.
Performs other duties, as needed.
Bachelor's degree required.
Two years of full-time experience in student affairs, counseling, or related fields in a higher education setting or equivalent combination of education and experience.
An established record of accomplishment promoting student development programs and building positive relationships that cultivate comprehensive student-centered organization.
Ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities, perform highly detailed work, and work well under pressure.
Excellent interpersonal, human relations, teaching/presenting, and problem-solving skills.
Have a collaborative disposition and possess the ability to think both critically and strategically.
Strong quantitative and analytical skills and have comfort with appropriate technologies including social media.
Have a passion for and experience working with students, families, and colleagues of diverse backgrounds.
Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.
Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the w...orld who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.