• Academic Advisor, Academic Affairs

    Posting Number 2018-4406
    Posted Date 2 months ago(4/13/2018 5:55 AM)
    Shanghai-Academic Affairs
    NYU Shanghai (SH1002)
    Compensation Grade
    Band 52
    Academic Program Support
  • Position Summary

    Academic Advisors assist students as they develop meaningful educational plans compatible with their life goals. They serve as a source of information about the degree requirements, policies, and procedures of the university and meet with students to discuss individualized academic questions and concerns. The advisors serve as a liaison with other offices on student cases and make referrals for students to university resources as appropriate. While the ultimate responsibility for making decisions about life and educational plans rests with each individual student, academic advisors assist students by suggesting options and by discussing possible outcomes of the choices they make.


    The main responsibilities include:

    • Provide academic advising to assigned caseload of students including:

    - Helping students define and evaluate progress towards their own academic, career and life goals;

    - Helping students understand curricular requirements, providing guidance during course selection, and providing help with identifying other meaningful educational experiences;

    - Referring students to institutional and community support services for assistance if necessary;

    - Monitoring students’ progress as they move through the undergraduate program.

    • Maintain student files and records, updating computerized information systems as needed.
    • Review and process academic procedures such as grade checks, overload petitions, curriculum changes, and study away applications.
    • Track student retention, conduct student degree audits, and maintain up-to-date advising statistics.
    • Liaison with faculty to provide updated and accurate information on curriculum to students.
    • Other projects as assigned such as assisting with the Peer Advising Program, creating promotional materials, and creating special programs to enhance the quality, breadth, and depth of academic advising services.



    Required Education:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Counseling, or related academic field and one year academic advising experience; or equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved.
    • Preferred – Master’s degree in a related field and two years of experience working with college students or young adults in an academic or career service counseling capacity


    Required Knowledge skills and abilities:

    • Clear student-centered philosophy and purpose
    • Skill in interviewing and advising
    • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with co-workers and to work as part of a team
    • Superior interpersonal and problem solving skills
    • Ability to adhere to strict confidentiality and other ethical standards
    • Ability to manage stress well and be flexible in a changing, fast paced environment


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