The University at Buffalo, Department of Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences is seeking an Academic Advisor with an anticipated start date of June 2022. The duties include but are not limited to:
Regularly meet with students by appointment or as walk-ins, and through indirect means such as video conferencing, email, telephone and mail, as appropriate to provide high quality advisement.
Liaison to BCLS, UB Offices and Departments: Collaborate with BCLS faculty and staff, UB administrative office representatives, Directors of Undergraduate Studies, staff advisors, and faculty advisors to improve communication and to promote consistent advisement.
Outreach and retention programs: Target intended BCLS student populations and accepted BCLS students (e.g., high-achieving students, new freshmen, students in academic difficulty) to assist them in reaching their academic and career goals.
Outreach recruitment: collaborate with local community colleges for smooth, timely transfer of students.
Manage tasks to document and track BCLS student progression to degree completion, undergraduate admissions, advisement interactions, support assessment of academic advisement programs, recruitment efforts, report writing for contributions to accreditation reports and consistently assess student’s degree progress. · Workshop Presentation: present Academic Success and other workshops/presentations to students. · Leadership: Take an active role in planning and shaping the programs offered by the office, and represent the office’s interests on campus committees and working groups as necessary.
Supervise BCLS Office Assistant.
UB is a SUNY flagship university. Students have the resources of a major research institution – such as cutting-edge facilities and faculty at the forefront of their fields – combined with the support of dedicated professional staff advisor in a university setting where individual student needs are recognized and respected.
Outstanding Benefits Package
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.
Bachelor’s Degree required.
One year of full-time experience in a college/university setting working with undergraduate students in academic advising, other academic support programs, teaching, student life or recruitment activities.
Broad knowledge of and appreciation for the complexity of large university system, strong organizational and communication skills (oral and written); and understanding of the needs and stressors of a diverse student population.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
Master’s Degree preferred.
An advanced degree in higher education, student personnel services, student counseling, or a related area.
Three years of full-time experience in a college/university setting working with undergraduate students in academic advising, other academic support programs, teaching, student life or recruitment activities.
An understanding of student development theory.
Broad knowledge of and appreciation for the complexity of large university system.
Strong organizational and communication skills (oral and written).
An understanding of the needs of a diverse student population.
Experience interpreting and applying academic policies.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office software,