The Office of Undergraduate Education in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) seeks a student-focused Senior Academic Advisor to provide academic advising support to the School’s diverse population of undergraduate students. As a Senior Academic Advisor, you will participate in many activities associated with the academic advisement of undergraduate engineering and computer science students, including recruitment, admissions, orientation, and other wrap-around programming. As a member of the undergraduate advising team, you will have an assigned caseload and will collaborate with other academic advisors, faculty, and staff throughout the University to provide holistic academic advisement support to students.
In addition, each academic advisor in the SEAS Office of Undergraduate Education has their own area of responsibility where they devote approximately 20% of their professional obligation. You will coordinate admission and advisement procedures for students seeking readmission into SEAS, including application review, processing, and outreach. As a member of our recruitment team, you will present information sessions for prospective undergraduate students and various groups and coordinate the undergraduate student ambassador program.
Provide academic advisement to empower SEAS students to be active, responsible learners who will set goals, develop plans, learn to overcome difficulty, and take full advantage of the many opportunities the university provides in the areas of academics, research, community, and global engagement in the timely attainment of their degree, in support of SEAS and UB goals.
Ensure that student academic records accurately reflect their progress in completing requirements by processing Academic Advisement Report (AAR) exceptions or appropriate forms, as necessary. Utilize this expertise to complete academic reviews for degree audit, to support financial aid processing and degree conferral, and to inform advising practices.
Assist with the recruitment, admission, retention, and success of all students in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Coordinate admission and advisement procedures for students seeking readmission into SEAS, including application review, processing, and outreach.
Present information sessions for prospective undergraduate students and various groups and coordinate the undergraduate student ambassador program
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Master’s degree required; one year of professional work experience in a higher education setting.
Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint a must, with ability to learn new systems and software.
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
Three years experience in an undergraduate academic advising (or other support program); demonstrated experience in teaching, student life or recruitment activities.
Strong understanding of and experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Experience using PeopleSoft systems, Navigate, and InfoSource.