Academic Advisor - Ying Wu College of Computing
Office of the Dean - YWCC
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Ying Wu College of Computing (YWCC) at New Jersey Institute of Technology, the Academic Advisor provides academic advising and registration support for both on-campus and distance learning students as well as students studying at satellite location(s).
Academic Advisors serve as advocates for students.
All related advising and registration functions, including but not limited to:
Working with students to set academic goals and to develop strategies for achieving these goals.
Addressing procedural and technical questions about course selection and registration.
Assisting students in planning timely completion of degree requirements
Monitoring students' academic progress to ensure timely degree completion
Explaining YWCC curricula to better guide students in their choice of major, concentration, electives and/or degree.
Assist with recruitment activities at high schools, county/community colleges, and at NJIT.
Teach one-credit academic and professional preparation seminar courses to YWCC students.
Perform graduation certification.
Other duties as assigned.
Note: some of these responsibilities require occasional evening and weekend work.
Minimum of three (3) years of experience as an Academic Advisor/Academic Counselor working with students in higher education.
Strong communication skills.
Command of word processing, spreadsheet software and student-facing IT systems.
Master's degree highly preferred as is academic degree in STEM (Science. Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) or Computing.
A sound understanding of computing curricula and a basic familiarity with course content.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish a strong rapport with students.
Ability to work autonomously while also working as a dependable, reliable member of an effective collaborative student-oriented team, operating with both an individual and collective sense of responsibility for the success of students.
Must possess outstanding service orientation characteristic.
Working knowledge of Banner information systems also preferred.
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