Academic Advisor – Program in Human Biology

Academic Advisor – Program in Human Biology

Job Description:
The Program in Human Biology, a major in the Department of Anthropology at the University at Albany, is seeking an Academic Advisement Assistant to oversee advisement services for its undergraduate program. This position will provide academic advisement to all undergraduate Human Biology majors. The Academic Advisement Assistant will coordinate communication to our students and alumni, including using e-mail and the department/program websites for announcements/news and maintaining an alumni database. This position will administer information sessions each semester for new and intended majors. The advisor will also coordinate with Pre-Health Advising personnel .on issues related to preparing majors for applying to graduate programs in medicine and allied health disciplines. This position will organize student engagement and career development events.

Other responsibilities include: staffing transfer conferences, weekend open houses, and serving as liaison between Human Biology and other advisement and/or career offices on campus. Will assist the Human Biology Program Director with assessment of undergraduate student learning outcomes.

The successful candidate must have a commitment to student-centered advisement will be comfortable using information technology to assist in advisement. This position will not lead to a teaching assignment.
The position will report to the Human Biology Program Director.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization
• Two years minimum professional experience in an academic advisement or 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 their ability to work with a culturally diverse population

Preferred Qualifications:
• Master’s degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization
• A background in Anthropology and/or an Allied Health Discipline
• Experience with advising Pre-Health students
• Experience with event planning
• Demonstrated public speaking experience
• Website development/maintenance

Additional Information:
Professional Rank and Salary Range: Academic Advisement Assistant, SL-2, $40,000-$45,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications

Special Notes: This position has a calendar year obligation. Candidates must be able to work Commencement weekend each spring. Participation is also required for all open houses and summer transfer sessions. Occasional weekend and evenings required.

Start Date: August 1, 2016

The closing date for receipt of applications is May 12, 2016.

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