The University Honors College seeks an energetic and highly professional Academic Advisor for a university-wide program serving approximately 1,200 students. Under the general direction of the Administrative Director, you will advise Honors Scholars on Honors Curriculum requirements while serving as a campus and major resource guide; oversee Honors Curriculum components; manage student data; lead assessment planning, data gathering, and reporting.
The University Honors College is committed to providing as diverse and inclusive an environment as possible for staff, faculty and students. Therefore, we seek candidates who are committed to ensuring that all our programming reflects, supports and enhances diversity, equity and inclusion within the University Honors College.
Key accountabilities and responsibilities:
- Provides academic advisement for new and current Honors Scholars
- Oversees key Honors College curricular components
- Plans, gathers data, and reports on Honors College assessment
- Recruits academically talented students to the Honors College
- Researches and plans retention activities in the Honors College
Over 35 years, the University Honors College has grown to become a thriving living-learning community of 1,200 highly motivated and academically talented students. Through a customizable curriculum of small group seminars, service learning, experiential learning opportunities and academic support programs, the Honors College fosters student leadership, independence, creativity and success. This is an exciting time to join the University Honors College. In the coming years, we will be enhancing our curriculum and our programming to reflect our commitment to undergraduate research and experiential learning; civic engagement; global citizenship and the wellbeing of our diverse communities.
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.
University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Master’s Degree required with competencies in the following areas:
- Advanced oral and written communication skills
- Organizes work and manages own time
- Highly organized with attention to fine details with ability to follow-through on assignments
- Ability to respond efficiently and accurately in a dynamic and fast paced environment
- Experience working with high achieving students in an academic advising or closely related setting.
- Superior interpersonal communication skills
- Computer skills with experience with the following programs: Word, Excel, Access
- Experience working in a diverse environment
A Master’s degree in higher education, student personnel administration or counseling is preferred as well as academic advising (or a closely related) experience in a college or university setting. Experience working with and understanding the needs of of high achieving students is highly desirable.