Job Positions

Graduate Intern - Academic Advising

Categories: Northeast Region 1

Department:

College of Management

Institution:

University of Massachusetts Boston

Date Posted:

Aug 6 2020 10:00PM

Close Date:

October 6 2020
 

Position Description

The Academic Advising practicum opportunity at the University of Massachusetts — Boston will provide the graduate student with hands-on experience in one-on-one academic advising, aimed to serve College of Management students with more than 60 credits. The goal will be to challenge and support the intern to engage in a developmental, proactive problem solving approach to advisement to ensure students succeed academically and are fully engaged in their educational experience. This position will be part of the College of Management advising team and will be housed within the Undergraduate Program Office.

Academic Advising interns will:
• Employ knowledge of student development theory to guide interactions with a diverse student population.
• Apply critical thinking, problem solving and creativity to evaluate and enhance student advising programs and services.
• Become familiar with general academic requirements and utilize knowledge in one-on-one advising settings. • Develop valuable skills in academic advising through regular work with individual students; and in program development through participation in the coordination and/or delivery of various workshop topics that support the programmatic goals of the College.
• Gain an understanding of the mission, values, goals and culture of the institution.

Duties

• Shadow academic advising staff to gain an understanding of the advising process and approach when working college students at University of Massachusetts — Boston.
• Meet one-on-one with college students to assist them in identifying personal, academic, and career goals to guide the development of an individual academic plan.
• Develop and facilitate workshops related to student success.
• Participate in staff meetings and professional development opportunities when available.
• Utilize pre-term and post-term data to proactively identify students at risk of poor academic performance.
• Refer students to appropriate student support services.
• Other duties as determined by supervisor.

Application Process

Interested candidates should submit cover letter and resume to: Rebecca Meaney Academic Advisor, Undergraduate Program Office, College of Management rebecca.meaney@umb.edu

Institution Information

The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, or membership in any other protected class. The University of Massachusetts Boston complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. The University of Massachusetts Boston is committed to providing a safe and secure environment that is supported by qualified employees for all of its students, faculty and staff to carry out the University's teaching, research and public service missions. As a condition of employment, the University will conduct appropriate background check reviews. For more information, please see the University of Massachusetts Boston campus policy and procedures for employee background reviews.

Additional Information

This position will be remote for the 2020-2021 academic year. Yearly Employment Period: Academic year commitment, September – May, with possibility of additional summer hours if desired by intern. Exact start and end dates, to be agreed upon by the staff member that is supervising Graduate Intern in the College of Management Undergraduate Program Office in conjunction with graduate program requirements. Weekly Work Expectation in Hours: At least 10 hours a week to be mutually agreed upon by staff member that is supervising Graduate Intern in the College of Management Undergraduate Program Office.

Contact Information

Rebecca Meaney, Academic Advisor, College of Management, UMass Boston rebecca.meaney@umb.edu

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

• Enrollment in a graduate-level degree program in College Student Personnel/Higher Education Administration/ Counseling/ Psychology or related field
• Preferred minimum of 1 year of full-time (or equivalent) experience working with college students at the undergraduate level.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Ability to work effectively as a team member, as well as independently.

Preferred Qualifications

• Enrollment in a graduate-level degree program in College Student Personnel/Higher Education Administration/ Counseling/ Psychology or related field
• Preferred minimum of 1 year of full-time (or equivalent) experience working with college students at the undergraduate level.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Ability to work effectively as a team member, as well as independently.