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Academic Advisor

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Engineering and Computer Science


Binghamton University

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Close Date:

Open Until Filled

Position Description

The Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science seeks an outstanding candidate to join the dynamic Watson School Advising team. Watson academic advisors comprise an enthusiastic team of professionals who promote student success by providing timely and accurate academic and student service information to students in computer science and engineering programs. The Watson School is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment. Potential applicants who share this goal, especially underrepresented minorities, women and persons with disabilities, are strongly encouraged to apply. Advisors work with both students and faculty to promote the success of Watson School students. Advisors apply their expertise to provide timely and accurate information about degree requirements, recommend appropriate university services, provide prospective students with information about degree programs, and promote best practices related to college advising services. Advisors play an important role in helping new students make a successful transition to Binghamton University and the Watson School.Watson Advisors meet with students in one-on-one appointments and in group settings, participate in all undergraduate orientation sessions to welcome new students, and serve as ambassadors of the Watson School at other events throughout the year.Watson School advisors are assisted by a team of student peer advisers similarly dedicated to providing the best possible general advising and appropriate referrals at all points of contact.


The successful candidate will be responsible for:Conducting one-on-one meetings with students to review degree progress, recommend general course options, and facilitate students' connections to required faculty advising or other support servicesSupporting new students at the Watson School orientations, open houses, and other related public and internal eventsProviding both walk-in and scheduled appointment times on a weekly basis in the main office, in residence halls, and at other locations across campusPerforming Watson School transfer student credit evaluations both domestic and internationalAssisting central BU Undergraduate Admissions office with review of transfer applications, as neededLearning all necessary campus systems related to job duties, including, but not limited to Banner, Xtender, Degree Works, SAS, and SlateMaintain contacts with other campus offices, both within the Watson School and within other areas of Binghamton UniversityResponsible for advising and supporting students enrolled in the Watson School online programsProviding support for students on probation and developing programs to aid in their successSupport the strategic missions of the Watson School and Binghamton University through participation in campus service activities and other projects as assignedWork collegially and professionally with constituents and all members of the university community at all times

Application Process

Deadline for Internal Applicants: June 23, 2017. Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled. Persons interested in this position should apply online.Please submit:Resume,Cover letter, andContact information for three professional referencesPersonal Statement of Advising PhilosophyYou may add additional files/documents after uploading your resume. After you fill out your contact information, you will be directed to the upload page. Please login to check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents:

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Contact Information

Catherine Ryan


Required Qualifications

Master's degree and a minimum of two years of professional experience in higher education required

Experience in academic advising or student affairs/student life

Demonstrated understanding of the educational role of academic advising in enhancing student learning and development

Ability to effectively, professionally and tactfully interact and communicate, both orally and in writing, with a diverse community of students, faculty, staff and visitors

Ability to maintain strict confidentialityUnderstanding of and sensitivity to diverse socioeconomic, cultural and developmental needs, with ability to work collegially and professionally with a diverse community and all constituents

Experience with BANNER and DegreeWorks desirable

Each candidate is required to submit along with their application materials a Personal Statement of Advising Philosophy.

Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and occasional weekends

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with BANNER and DegreeWorks desirable