Wells College seeks qualified candidates for the position of Academic and Career Advisor. The Academic and Career Advisor works directly with students to facilitate the preparation of an academic and professional development plan that incorporates intentional academic and career planning and exploration, experiential learning, and engagement with networks and communities.
The Academic and Career Advisor assists students with defining and clarifying their educational and career goals, resolving issues related to academic difficulties and assists in the development of a comprehensive program that seeks to further the educational mission of the college by:
Creating and delivering programming to support students in their academic and career plans.
Working directly with students and alumni.
Encouraging all students to explore self-directed activities that provide opportunities for self-realization, personal growth, and success.
Duties, responsibilities and authority include but are not limited to:
Work with the Director of Academic and Career Advising to maintain a welcoming and supportive office that provides up-to-date information and programming following best-practice models of academic and career advising.
Guide students to meet graduation requirements in a timely fashion while preparing them to meet their individualized future goals.
Conduct career advisement sessions for current students, recent graduates and alumni.
Provide individual counseling, instruction and assistance to students concerning all aspects of career planning.
Distribute/publicize job postings and information on graduate schools, employers, internships and similar experience based instructional programs.
Serve as a member on appropriate departmental, college and/or campus advisory committees.
Assist with phone and in-person advising of incoming first-year and transfer students.
Develop curriculum and instruct relevant courses.
Maintain regular contact with employers for new job and internship opportunities.
Coordinate on-campus visits by employers and graduate schools.
Write assessment reports and year-end reports to the Director of Academic and Career Advising evaluating the year’s programs and services.
Participate in Commencement, orientation, admissions open-houses, and related events, some of which occur during evening and weekend hours.
Keep abreast of trends and issues in the field through professional associations and professional development activities.
Maintain the confidentiality of student records and other information according to FERPA regulations.
Requirements: Master’s degree in psychology, education, counseling, or related field required; proven ability to assess programming and services; excellent verbal, written, and computer communication skills; knowledge of student development, career development, and higher educational policies and procedures; demonstrated ability to provide and coordinate programs and services for students and assess those programs and while building positive relationships with students. Experience working with a college student population is preferred.
Wells College is a private four-year Liberal Arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York on the unceded lands of the Cayuga Nation. The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. The Wells experience prepares students to appreciate complexity and difference, to embrace new ways of knowing, to be creative, and to respond ethically to the interdependent worlds to which they belong. Committed to excellence in all areas of its reach, Wells College equips students for lifelong learning and for sharing the privileges of education with others. Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to meet the challenges of the future, Wells College is seeking to diversify its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all to thrive. Our student body includes 35% of students identifying as a student of color and 32% who are first-generation college students.
Review of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates are to apply online at www.wells.edu/employment and include letter of application, resume, and a list of three references with current contact information. No phone calls please.
The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. Through Wells' academic program, residential atmosphere, and community activities, students learn and practice the ideals of the liberal arts. The Wells experience prepares students to appreciate complexity and difference, to embrace new ways of knowing, to be creative, and to respond ethically to the interdependent worlds to which they belong. Committed to excellence in all areas of its reach, Wells College equips students for lifelong learning and for sharing the privileges of education with others.