Montclair State University

  • Academic Advisor

    Job Locations US-NJ-Montclair
    Posted Date 3 months ago(3/22/2018 3:34 PM)
    # of Openings
    Academic Affairs
  • Overview

    Reporting to the Associate Dean for Academic Planning and Enrollment of University College, an Academic Advisor is a member of the founding team of professionals charged with realizing the mission of a new College which will be the formal academic home for approximately 2,500 students who are not yet matriculated into a major in one of the University’s other colleges or schools.  In undertaking this responsibility, Academic Advisors will assist in the development, coordination, implementation, and assessment of a variety of activities designed to assist University College students in their transition to University life and their preparation for, and selection of, a major appropriate to their abilities and interests. 


    • Direct academic advisement of individual students and participation, with other University College 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, selection and preparation for a major and the making of a smooth transition from University College to the college of their major, and the achievement of academic progress that will contribute to the timely completion of a degree; and
    • 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.



    • A master's degree;
    • 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;
    • Several years’ experience in academic and/or student development work in 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; and
    • The energy and enthusiasm to participate with others in the creation of a new College.


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