Advising Dean
Columbia University - New York, NY

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Student Affairs

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Advertised Summary Job Description

This Advising Dean in the Center for Student Advising (CSA) will have a specialty in scientific subjects taught within the Columbia Fu Foundation of Engineering and Applied Science and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Responsible for advising undergraduate students across all class years in both Columbia College and the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. As a member of a team of advisers within the CSA, s/he works together with the others to establish fruitful connections with science and engineering departments, guide daily operations, coordinate the administration of programs, and oversee staff efforts that meet these goals. Partner with the Assistant Dean to meet the needs of students and foster connections between students and departments. A. Student advising: Counseling students about academic policies, programs, and options, assisting students in the development of meaningful educational plans, and supporting students by helping them to identify and assess alternatives and the impact of their decisions. Supports students as they develop greater responsibility for their educational goals, evaluate post-graduate options, and transition to life after college. B. Resource referral: Maintaining a comprehensive knowledge about all academic policies and procedures, core requirements, pre-professional information, and all non-major specific information. S/he will work collaboratively with faculty, academic departments, the Center for Career Education, other campus resources and other departments within the Division of Student Affairs(DSA) to provide students with necessary scholastic, co-curricular and personal resources. C. Programming: Supporting the programming efforts of the CSA and large scale Student Affairs programs such as the Summer Advising sessions, Pre-First Year Summer Program, New Student Orientation Program, Family Weekend, Days on Campus, Class Day and specialty programming for the Scholars Program and Opportunity Programs. Will work closely with the Columbia University Scholars Program and the Academic Success Programs to foster a sense of community among students, to connect students with faculty, to develop programs that facilitate faculty/student connections, and to help students receive the academic support they need to be successful and meet their academic and personal goals. Assists in training new staff members. In addition, may participate in Center, College and DSA committees and work groups that develop and support the student advising structure for the two schools. D. Oversight of academic progress: Maintaining current records on advisees (i.e., academic plans, leaves of absence, readmission, summer study, academic disciplinary reports, student petitions, requests for incompletes, graduation clearance, etc.). Communicates with faculty and other advising resources as appropriate. E. Partner with relevant offices within Student Affairs to address crisis situations with one of his/her advisees. This will include substantive involvement in the Student Affairs divisional emergency on-call team. F. Assigned a specialty function within the sciences and engineering within the CSA for which s/he is responsible for developing expertise and serving as a resource to other advisors. This specialty will include programmatic and operational focus. G. Leadership: Working with other advisers to review and assess advising policies and practices, and develop training and professional development opportunities for new and existing staff. May be assigned to mentor an Advising Counselor. This includes assisting w/ training on policy and procedures, as well as, offering day to day guidance on all student advising issues. H. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications for Grade Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Bachelors degree and/or its' equivalent required. Three to five years experience working with college students in one or more of the following areas is required: academic advising; college teaching; career counseling; academic support programs; residential life or general student affairs administration.

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Evening and weekend work may be required both for special programs, individual student, student group, and team outreach and to maintain a level of excellence in work responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced degree or a PhD in a field of science taught within the Faculty of Arts & Sciences or The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science is preferred.

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