Academic Advisor
The New School - New York, NY

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Advise approximately 300 undergraduate students on degree requirements, formulation of academic plans,course selection and registration, academic standing, and professional goals.

Engage in University initiatives that promote student persistence from matriculation through graduation including outreach to new students, communicating with faculty and University Student Services personnel concerning “at-risk” students, following up with students returning from leaves of absence.
Develop and participate in co-curricular programming that promotes student development, such as Orientation activities and workshops for students in academic jeopardy.

Act as a liaison between students, faculty, and administration in the understanding and implementation of Parsons and New School policies.

Maintain and update student records including contact and correspondence notes, progress towards degree completion, transfer credit evaluations, mid-semester evaluations, student exits, review of graduation degree audits, and enrollment reports.

Participate in the Advisor Forum, a committee that seeks to further the development of professional staff advisors.

Participate in Parsons and University committees.

Other duties and projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree

Experience in academic advising, admission, residence life, student affairs or other areas of higher education administration.

Experience with one or more specific student populations (international, graduate, first-year, students in transition).

Demonstrate exceptional communication and organizational skills, a strong work ethic, including the ability to manage multiple priorities, ability to work independently and as part of a highly collaborative group.

Familiarity with an urban campus environment and culturally diverse student populations.

Fluency in Microsoft Office(Word, Excel)Google docs, Banner, DegreeWorks, and Adobe software.

Preferred Qualifications:
Masters Degree in Higher Education Administration or related field.

Knowledge of student development theory or teaching experience.

Background or familiarity with art and design theory and practice.