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Academic Advisement Assistant

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2


Economics Department


University at Albany

Date Posted:

Aug 8 2019 10:00PM

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Position Description

About University at Albany: Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,900 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses. Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks. Job Description: The Economics Department at the State University at Albany, invites applications for an Academic Advisement Assistant, to begin in fall 2019.


The Academic Advisement Assistant will report directly to the Chair of the Economics Department. The successful candidate must have a commitment to student-centered advisement and should be comfortable using information technology to assist in advisement. The main responsibilities of the position include: • Coordinate communication between our students and alumni • Use email and the web to disseminate news and important information on an ongoing basis • Administer information sessions each semester for new and intended majors • Assist with staff transfer conferences and open houses • Serve as the liaison between the Department and other advisement assistants and/or career offices on campus.

Application Process

Please apply online via Application Instructions: Applicants MUST submit the following documents: • Resume/CV • Cover letter stating all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications Note: After submitting your resume/CV, the subsequent pages give you instructions for uploading additional documents (i.e. cover letter etc.).

Institution Information

Additional Information: Professional Rank and Salary Range: Academic Advisement Assistant, SL2 A review of applications will start on July 30, 2019, and the search will remain open until the position is filled. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University's crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the University's current campus security policies. The University at Albany's Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at THE UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY IS AN EO/AA/IRCA/ADA EMPLOYER

Additional Information

Contact Information

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Required Qualifications


Requirements: Minimum Qualifications • Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization • Two years of professional experience in academic advisement or in a student-services related area • Demonstrated superior interpersonal, written (as assessed by the application materials submitted), and oral communication skills • Strong computer skills • Applicants must address in their cover letter or personal statement their ability to work with a culturally diverse population

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications: • Master's degree • Experience in academic advisement or in a student services-related area • Demonstrated public speaking experience • Website development/maintenance