Academic Advisor (short-term contract) / 学术事务部学业咨询顾问（短期）
NYU Shanghai seeks to fill multiple short-term contracted positions for a special student program for the following Fall semester (Aug to December 2020).
Academic Advisors assist students as they develop meaningful educational plans compatible with their life goals. They serve as a source of information about the degree requirements, policies, and procedures of the university and meet with students to discuss individualized academic questions and concerns. The advisors serve as a liaison with other offices on student cases and make referrals for students to university resources as appropriate. While the ultimate responsibility for making decisions about life and educational plans rests with each individual student, academic advisors assist students by suggesting options and by discussing possible outcomes of the choices they make.
The main responsibilities include:
Provide academic advising to assigned caseload of students including (70%):
Helping students define and evaluate progress towards their own academic, career and life goals;
Helping students understand curricular requirements, providing guidance during course selection, and providing help with identifying other meaningful educational experiences;
Referring students to institutional and community support services for assistance if necessary;
Liaising with the students’ homeschool advisor in NY to monitor students’ progress as they move through the special student program.
Administrative Functions related to advising (15%), including:
Maintain student files and records, updating computerized information systems as needed.
Review and process academic procedures such as grade checks, overload petitions, and curriculum changes.
Track student retention, conduct student degree audits, and maintain up-to-date advising statistics.
Other projects as assigned (15%)
Liaison with faculty to provide updated and accurate information on curriculum to students.
Program support such as assisting with cross-campus partnership programs, creating promotional materials, and creating special programs to enhance the quality, breadth, and depth of academic advising services.
Bachelor’s degree in Education, Counseling, or related academic field and one year academic advising experience; or equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved.
Preferred – Master’s degree in a related field and two years of experience working with college students or young adults in an academic or career service counseling capacity
Preferred: experience in international education and/or familiarity with American higher education and/or liberal arts universities and/or Chinese education system
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Clear student-centered philosophy and purpose
Skill in interviewing and advising
Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with co-workers and to work as part of a team
Superior interpersonal and problem solving skills
Ability to adhere to strict confidentiality and other ethical standards
Ability to manage stress well and be flexible in a changing, fast paced environment
The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion.
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