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**3111BR** **Position Title:** Academic Advisor **Organization:** University Advising Office **Detailed Job Description:** Academic advising at RIT is an ongoing, consistent, deliberate process that intentionally fosters student growth and development. Advising is a collaborative relationship between a student and advisor. Advisors take a student-centered approach that enriches student learning and development in preparation for success with a diverse global society. This position will be assigned to the College, will report to the assistant dean in the college, and will work with the chair and department coordinators as appropriate. This position will develop, implement, and manage academic advisement to undergraduate students. The position will participate in developing strategies that will enhance retention and promote students' connection to their academic program as well as the university. Responsibilities: + Advise students in developing educational plans that are consistent with their goals. + Evaluate student progress towards established goals. + Advise students with accurate information about academic progression and degree requirements, including general education requirements. + Partner with students to develop their long-range plans of academic study, and include as applicable: co-op or internship work schedules, and/or study abroad opportunities. + Assess students' academic progress towards degree completion. + Perform and interpret degree audits, and participate in degree certification process as assigned + Assist students with career planning. + Monitor student registration activities and recommend solutions or alternatives for unmet needs. + Direct students towards campus resources that will enhance their ability to be academically successful including: Academic Support Center, TRIO, CRP, HEOP, Counseling Center, Disability Services Office, Financial Aid Office, and other services. + Maintain systematic and frequent contact with advisees and keep accurate records, paper and electronic, of all interactions. + Advise students in understanding academic policies and procedures; refer to Section D of the RIT Policies and Procedures Manual. + Understand the university's interpretation of FERPA rules for the release of student information to faculty, staff, parents, students, outside agencies, etc. + Assist students to identify barriers to success and offer appropriate referrals for academic and personal concerns. + Evaluate and determine the transfer of credits; research course descriptions to determine transferability as assigned. + Contribute to orientation programs for first-time college students and transfer students as required. + Participate in admission and recruitment programs as assigned. + Maintain awareness of institutional information including admissions requirements, new programs, course changes, deadlines, costs, expanding facilities, college-wide initiatives, transfer requirements, and relevant state and federal mandates. + Engage in professional development activities, which may include: CPD sessions, workshops, RIT courses, attendance at conferences, membership in professional organizations, etc. + Stay current with technology and computer skills relevant to advising. + Participate in the departmental planning, implementation, and evaluation of the academic advisement program's goals and objectives. + Participate in university student success and retention programs. + Serve as an advising resource for faculty and staff within the college. + Collaborate with department chairs, dean's delegate for advising, faculty advisors, and university partners to ensure seamless support for students. + Participate on departmental- and institutional-level committees as assigned. + Participate in Advisors Council & sub-committees. + Other duties as assigned. **Requisition Number:** 3111BR **College/Division:** Provost **Professional Area:** Professional/Administrative **Required Application Documents:** Curriculum Vitae or Resume, Cover Letter, List of References **Preferred Education Level:** MS, MA, Masters-Other **Employment Category:** Parttime **Additional Details:** The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources.RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to **Required Minimum Education Level:** BS, BA **How To Apply:** In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: . Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number. **Wage Band** **:** 116A **Required Minimum Qualifications:** + Bachelor's degree required. + Knowledge of theoretical models of college student development, and issues related to first-year students and students in transition. + Excellent computer skills including: SIS, Degree Audit, & related systems. + Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a broad constituency, including administrators, faculty, staff, students, and parents. + Strong leadership skills and a working knowledge of effective decision-making and conflict resolution techniques. + Excellent interpersonal skills enabling successful functioning in a team environment. + Ability to coordinate and implement assignments in order to sustain an extensive workload within a fast-paced environment. + Ability to exhibit positive regard, concern, and respect for students and colleagues. + Thorough understanding and working knowledge of the institution's interpretation of FERPA rules for the release of student information. + Demonstrated ability to multi-task. + Excellent attention to details. **Preferred Qualifications:** + Master's degree in counselor education, career counseling, higher education, educational psychology, or social work strongly preferred. + 2-4 years related experience in a post-secondary education environment preferred. + Working knowledge of RIT processes, programs, and resources preferred. **Department/College Description:** **_This is for anticipated part-time opening(s) during the academic year_** RIT prepares students with career-oriented higher educational programs with the goal of producing innovative, creative graduates who are well-prepared for successful careers in a global society. **Staff Job Function:** Advising or Counseling


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