Job Positions

Student Counselor / 22ST3913

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Office of Academic Services


Rutgers University - Newark

Date Posted:

Jan 11 2023 12:26PM

Close Date:

March 15, 2023

Position Description

Rutgers University- Newark (RU-N), an urban public research university and anchor institution, located in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise is seeking a Student Counselor . This position serves as an Academic Advisor and a team member in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, customer service-focused environment. NCAS and UC-N together are the largest undergraduate unit at Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N). OAS currently serves 19 departments within SASN as well as departments in the other academic units. Thus, the Student Counselor assists, impacts, influences, and counsels a large number of students, currently over 5,000. This position is expected to provide academic advising and counseling to undergraduate students, assists them with problem solving, and teaches them to advocate for themselves; some duties include but are not limited to: Establishes and maintains productive contacts with assigned caseload of Newark College of Arts & Sciences (NCAS) and University College-Newark (UC-N) students, counseling, facilitating declaration of major, progress toward graduation, and successful career and/or professional development for them Works with the pre-professional services unit to assist with the coordination of all programs targeting pre-professional students including workshops, events, advisement, registration, etc. Assists with works advising and programming for the pre-health student population Coordinates special programs and events for the pre-professional areas, specifically law, health, and engineering; including, but not limited to, oversight of pre-health programs (i.e. Post-Baccalaureate majors, School of Health Professions (SHP), BA/MD, Health Professions Learning Community) Performs outreach, identifying and growing opportunities and marketing, and preparing students for success Develops relationships with faculty and other departments and contributes to transcript evaluation, advanced placement credit assessment, graduation certification, commencement activities, major/minor fair, judicial checks, website maintenance, and any other special events or duties as needed The Student Counselor is expected to perform in a manner that furthers the mission of OAS, SASN, and RU-N and contributes to strategic goals. For more information on the Office of Academic Services (OAS) of the School of Arts and Sciences-Newark (SASN); please visit:


Student Academic Advising, Pre-Professional Services Support, Program Coordination, Data Collection & Assessment, Event & other initiative support

Application Process

First Interview - Zoom interview with search committee Second Interview - Zoom interview with department

Institution Information

Rutgers University–Newark is one of three regional campuses of Rutgers University, New Jersey's State University. It is located in Newark. Rutgers, founded in 1766 in New Brunswick, is the eighth oldest college in the United States and a member of the Association of American Universities.

Additional Information

School of Arts & Sciences-Newark is the second largest unit in the Rutgers system, with two colleges NCAS and UC-N, over 19 academic departments and programs, over 31 programs of study, over 6,000 students, and over 1,000 faculty and staff. We serve all undergraduates at Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N); and offer a broad selection of more than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate courses a year in more than 40 subjects.

Contact Information

Vanessa Garcia


Required Qualifications


Requires a bachelor’s degree in student counseling, college student personnel, psychology, social work, education, higher education administration, or a related field. Two years relevant experience in academic counseling/advisement; or the equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of pre-professional student populations and programs, student development and counseling theories and applications, and workshop design and presentation.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree and experience in a university or other educational setting with experience in program development and conducting workshops for diverse populations strongly preferred. Knowledge of pre-professional advisement and academic integrity facilitation is also desired.