• Academic Advisor

    Posting Date 4 weeks ago(3/27/2018 12:20 PM)
    Job ID
    Employee Classification
    Yeshiva College
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Campus : Location
    US-NY-Wilf-Amsterdam Ave & 185th St

    Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.  


    We are a leading global educational institution that employs over 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission: to “bring wisdom to life” through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve.  We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.


    The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and a shuttle to nearby subway locations.


    The Position:

    Reporting to the Associate Dean of Operations and Student Affairs, the Advisor serves as a resource for all undergraduates, particularly first and second-year students, by providing individualized counseling to students, working with them to develop their academic goals, meet academic requirements.


    The Advisor coordinates a number of services that promote student academic success and will assist also in the day-to-day operations of the Advising Center.


    A resume and cover letter are required to be considered for this position.


    • Serve as liaison between students and Dean’s Office, Registrar’s Office, and faculty
    • Help students transition to university life, and familiarize students with academic policies and procedures
    • Conduct individual conferences with students regarding their academic progress, choice of courses and major, completion of graduation requirements and other academic concerns
    • Assist students in evaluating post-graduation plans, including graduate school options
    • Coordinate students’ pre-registration advising schedule and advising hours
    • Interact and proactively share information with internal and external contacts where appropriate
    • Update publicity materials and department websites to incorporate departmental changes
    • Manage department social media accounts to further communicate information regarding university policies, deadlines, campus events, current events and support services
    • Maintain collaborative relationships with all levels of faculty, professional, and classified staff
    • Other advising and reporting duties as assigned
    • Occasional night and Sunday hours required


    Experience and Educational Background:

    • Master’s degree required
    • Two years of experience, preferably in Student Academic Services are required


    Skills and Competencies:

    • Excellent verbal communication and relationship building skills
    • Effective written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, with attention to detail and accuracy
    • Comfortable working with students, deans, and faculty in one-on-one conversations and groups
    • Proven ability to take independent initiative and work collaboratively as part of a team
    • Capacity to assume responsibility to ensure issues/concerns are addressed and monitored to completion
    • Strong work ethic and ability to work in a fast paced environment are essential
    • Aptitude for identifying, defining and analyzing information and situations so as to recommend appropriate course of action
    • Effective time and resource management
    • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office and database software, Google Drive, and Google Spreadsheets
    • Experience updating websites and managing social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

    Note: In order to be considered for this position, a cover letter and resume must be submitted.


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