Montclair State University’s continued focus on ensuring student success and timely completion of a degree has given rise to Academic Advisor opportunities in the following colleges and schools: College of the Arts, College of Education and Human Services, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Science and Mathematics, Feliciano School of Business, and School of Communication and Media.
Academic Advisors play an important role in helping students plan their coursework, assess their personal aptitudes, learn academic success strategies, explore careers, select a major, learn to navigate the educational system, benefit from campus and community resources, and connect to campus life. Academic Advisors work with students to implement a personalized success plan, and take actions essential for academic success.
Specific responsibilities will include and are not limited to:
Direct academic advisement of individual students and participation, with other Academic Advisors and in collaboration with others throughout the University, in the development and implementation of group advising, academic discovery programs, and a wide range of activities that enhance student retention and enrollment in appropriate course-work, preparation for a major and making a smooth transition to undergraduate education, and the achievement of academic progress that will contribute to the timely completion of a degree.
Referral of students to appropriate tutorial and academic support services and to key non-academic University services, such as financial aid and health services, and follow-up and advocacy assistance for students in regard to these services.
Teach a section of New Student Seminar each academic year, participate in new student and family orientation programs, and participate in assessment activities.
Serve as a liaison/resource person for students and their families.
Participate in campus-wide events such as Homecoming and recruitment events hosted by Undergraduate Admissions and the implementation of Red Hawk Days and sophomore year programming; serve on relevant University committees.
Collaborate with the units in Enrollment Management and Student Academic Services to connect the transition and success initiatives of the college/school’s overall retention and persistence initiatives at the University.
Assess the needs of the students and design programs and services to address those needs; participate in the internal assessment process by analyzing data and making recommendations for program development.
Contribute to the training of peer advisors and provide training for faculty and staff on issues related to serving the students.
Assist in the supervision of student assistants.
Prepare clear and accurate reports, written correspondence, and maintain records and files.
Knowledge about issues related to undergraduate student success, and demonstrated capacity and commitment to maintaining currency in emerging theory, practice, and innovations in the field.
Minimum of 2 years’ experience in academic advisement in a higher education institution, preferably a large university with a highly diverse student population.
Knowledge and facility with software applications that support student advising, the tracking of student progress, and the assessment of services for students, or the aptitude and strong interest to learn to use such technology.
Demonstrated commitment to student success.
Ability to work as a constructive member of a professional team and a strong appreciation of the value of collaboration.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
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About Montclair State University
With a proud history and a vibrant future, Montclair State University is one of New Jersey’s most diverse and dynamic institutions of higher education. One of four public research institutions in the state, Montclair State is designated a Research Doctoral 3 University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
Located 12 miles west of New York City on a 252-acre suburban campus which boasts modern, state-of-the-art facilities complemented by green spaces, public plazas and striking Spanish Mission architecture, the University offers a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum with a global focus; a broad variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level; and a highly productive, dedicated and diverse faculty and student body.
The University’s 10 colleges and schools offer more than 300 undergraduate and graduate majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs, and with more than 120 student organizations and 18 NCAA Division III athletic teams for men and women, Montclair State offers its students a comprehensive college experience.
Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity. Additional information can be found on the MSU website at montclair.edu