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Senior Academic Advisor, Exploratory & Pre-Professional Advising Center
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Oct. 7, 2022
Title Senior Academic Advisor, Exploratory & Pre-Professional Advising Center
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Exploratory & Pre-Professional Advising Center
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Student Services
    Educational Services

Position Summary

The Senior Academic Advisor provides undergraduate academic advising and outreach to prospective and current UB exploratory students. The University at Buffalo Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center (EPAC), within the Department of Student Success and Academic Support, seeks to hire a Senior Academic Advisor. This position will report to the Assistant Director/Coordinator, New Student Services in the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center.

Key accountabilities and responsibilities:
    • Provide timely, accurate, and courteous undergraduate academic advising to prospective and current UB exploratory students.
    • Assist students with academic planning, major, and course selection guidance related to students’ interests and abilities.
    • Offer advice in the following settings: in-office counseling, telephone, Zoom/virtual, and email, including managing and tracking assigned caseload of students in EAB/Navigate.
    • Responsible for programming for exploratory students, including workshops, events, webinars, and other collaborative efforts and for assessing these programs.
    • Contribute to/teach the UE 101:Major and Career Exploration course.
    • Present information in small and large group settings at University Admissions events and other informational sessions (in-person and virtual) during regular business and occasional weekend and evening hours.
    • Assist with various office projects and committees, as needed.


We invite individuals to apply whose perspectives and experiences will enrich and strengthen our organization. The Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center serves a diverse constituency of patrons, and our employees, services and policies strive to honor and reflect this diversity. We encourage candidates who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment to apply.

The Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center (EPAC) supports the university mission of providing an inclusive environment and a transformative educational experience that promotes the academic and personal success and engagement of all undergraduate students. Working collaboratively with academic advisors, faculty, administrators, and support service providers, we aim to develop standardized best practices, deliver high quality programs, and provide the necessary resources to help our students persist and attain their undergraduate degree. The Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center (EPAC) is committed to providing a diverse and as inclusive environment as possible for staff, faculty, and students. Therefore, we seek candidates who are committed to ensuring that services reflect, support, and enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

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.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in higher education administration, student affairs administration, counseling or related human services field with a minimum of one (1) year of professional academic advising experience working with students in a college or university setting and competencies in the following areas:
  • Experience serving and supporting diverse student populations.
  • Outstanding interpersonal communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail/accuracy.
  • Strong technological/computer competence.
  • Positive and professional demeanor.

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