Job Positions

Student Counselor/Academic Advisor-19ST1910

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2


Office of Academic Services-School of Arts & Sciences-Newark


Rutgers University-Newark

Date Posted:

Mar 21 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

Until Filled

Position Description

NCAS and UC-N together are the largest undergraduate unit at Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N). OAS currently serves 19 departments within SASN as well as departments in the other academic units. Thus, the Student Counselor assists, impacts, influences, and counsels a large number of students, currently over 5,000. Work is performed in a manner that furthers the mission of OAS, SASN, and RU-N and contributes to strategic goals. Rutgers University-Newark, an urban, public research university and anchor institution, located in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise, is seeking a Student Counselor/Academic Advisor for the School of Arts and Sciences’ Office of Academic Services to enhance and oversee our Peer Advisor leadership program.


This academic advising position reports to the Assistant Dean for Student Success and Retention Services in the Office of Academic Services (OAS) in the School of Arts and Sciences-Newark (SASN). This position has a blend of academic advising and student leadership development responsibilities. The academic advisor is a team member in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, customer service-focused environment. The duties of the Academic Advisor/Student Counselor include but are not limited to:

  • Works with the retention and student support services unit to coordinate and oversee the student Peer Advisor Program as well as the coordination of all programs targeting first and second year students as well as students on academic probation (i.e. workshops, events, advisement, registration, etc.)
  • Providing academic advising and counseling to undergraduate students, assists them with problem solving, and teaches them to advocate for themselves
  • Establishing and maintains productive contacts with assigned caseload of the Newark College of Arts & Sciences (NCAS) and University College-Newark (UC-N) students, counseling, facilitating declaration of major, progress toward graduation, and successful career and/or professional development for them.
  • Performs outreach, identifying and growing opportunities and marketing, and preparing students for success.
  • Develops relationships with faculty and other departments and contributes to transcript evaluation, advanced placement credit assessment, graduation certification, commencement activities, majors/minors fair, convocation, website and social media maintenance, and any other special events or duties as needed.
  • OAS is a fast-paced, deadline-driven, customer service-focused environment.
  • Responsibilities will include attendance at and participation in evening and weekend activities as needed.

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Application Process

Required Documents Resume/CV Cover Letter/Letter of Application List of References

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Institution Information

Rutgers University – Newark is an urban, public research university that is not merely in, but of its environment. A part of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, it is located in the great city of Newark, the state’s largest city and cultural capital, where the great challenges facing our increasingly metropolitan nation and world can be found, as can the assets needed to take on those challenges. The RU-N community takes very seriously the urgent call to higher education today to prepare students for the world as it will be; produce scholarship that makes a difference in our city, state, nation, and world; increase access and affordability for increasingly diverse generations of students; fully recognize and reward faculty and staff for the full range of their roles; and get higher education out of its silo through collaborations locally and globally, while breaking down silos within. The university’s location is both a defining influence in its story and a distinctive strength, especially as it serves to attract talent: generations of students hungry for the opportunities afforded by gaining a first-rate higher education in a major American urban center, faculty who vigorously embrace the opportunity to produce high impact scholarship, engage the community, and prepare these students for professional success and informed citizenship in an increasingly complex world, and staff committed to advancing an inclusive campus culture focused on excellence.

Rutgers University-Newark’s roots date back to 1908, when the New Jersey Law School first opened its doors. That law school, along with four other educational institutions in Newark: Dana College, the Newark Institute of Arts & Sciences, the Seth Boyden School of Business, and the Mercer Beasley School of Law - formed a series of alliances over the years. A final merger in 1936 resulted in the establishment of the University of Newark. A decade later, Rutgers University in Newark was founded when the New Jersey State Legislature voted to make the University of Newark part of Rutgers University. That conglomeration of small institutions is now Rutgers University-Newark, a world-class urban research and teaching institution, with more than 12,000 students and more than 500 faculty. Since 1997 RU-N has been rated as the most diverse national campus by U.S. News & World Report. Documents show that stretching back to at least 1935, our campus has traditionally served as the place of educational opportunity for first-generation college students, for students whose home languages were not English, for students who commuted to campus to save money, for students who work to stay in college and/or support their families, and to students of diverse racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. Whether in 1935, in 1955, in 1985 or in 2013, we have been dedicated to excellence in education and to educational opportunity.

Additional Information

Full Time URA-AFT Administrative Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Contact Information

Laura A. Ryblewski, Assistant Dean for Academic Services-Student Success & Retention


Required Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree in student counseling, college student personnel, psychology, social work, education, higher education administration, or a related field and two years relevant experience in academic counseling/advisement; or the equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of first year and probation student populations and programs, student development and counseling theories and applications, and workshop design and presentation.- Must be proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite. - Will use the Student Records Database (SRDB), degree audits, Student Success Collaborative (SSC), in-house applications, and any database or program utilized by the University to perform the duties of this position now or in the future. - Must be familiar with or learn the office equipment, software, and specialized programs and/or materials needed to support the effective and efficient performance of this position .

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree and experience in a university or other educational setting with experience in program development and conducting workshops for diverse populations strongly preferred. Knowledge of overseeing student leaders and/or a peer advisor programs is also desired.