Student Counselor

College of South Jersey
September 24, 2023
Offerd Salary:Salary 58867.
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Full time
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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Student Counselor

Job Category URA-AFT Administrative Department SASN -Office of Academic Svcs Overview

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.

Posting Summary

Rutgers University-Newark, an urban, public research university and anchor institution, located in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise, is seeking a Student Counselor/Academic Advisor for the School of Arts and Sciences' Office of Academic Services. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Transfer Services in the Office of Academic Services (OAS) in the School of Arts and Sciences- Newark (SASN).

The Academic Advisor is a team member in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, customer service-focused environment, who utilizes a proactive and student- centered advisement approach. The duties include and are not limited to the following;

  • Provides academic advising and counseling to undergraduate students.
  • Assists them with problem solving, and teaches them to advocate for themselves.
  • Establishes and maintains productive contact with assigned caseload of Newark College of Arts & Sciences (NCAS) and University College-Newark (UC-N) students to counsel them and facilitate their declaration of major, progress toward graduation, and successful career and/or professional development.
  • Works with the OAS transfer services team on the coordination, development, and facilitation of initiatives targeting transfer students, including, but not limited to, workshops, transcript evaluations, new student registration and outreach, advanced placement credit assessment, and recruiting events.
  • Updates and maintains accurate, detailed, current, complete, relevant content for the University's degree audit program, office website, social media websites, and all promotional materials. Liaisons with relevant IT personnel for OAS databases, including coordinating programming, maintenance, and implementation.
  • Creates and facilitates initiatives for students in their junior and senior years, maintaining contact and communicating information in effective, efficient, and innovative manners.
  • Collects data, assesses data, and produces comprehensive, complete, and accurate reports for the transfer services team.
  • Assists with office events, including, but not limited to, commencement activities, major/minor fair, as well as other events and duties as needed.
  • For more information on the Office of Academic Services; please visit: https:// www.

    Position Status Full Time Hours Per Week Daily Work Shift Work Arrangement

    Consistent with the current application of Rutgers Policy 60.3.22, this position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement.

    The flexible work arrangements outlined in Rutgers Policy 60.3.22 are part of a pilot program that is effective September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2023. Therefore, there is no guarantee that this flexible work arrangement will continue beyond that date. Flexible work arrangements are not permanent, are subject to change or cancellation and contingent on the employee receiving approval in the FlexWork@RU Application System. Additional information may be found at https: //

    FLSA Exempt Grade 05 Position Salary Annual Minimum Salary 58867.000 Annual Mid Range Salary 73298.000 Annual Maximum Salary 87729.000 Standard Hours 37.50 Union Description URA-AFT Administrative Payroll Designation PeopleSoft Benefits

    Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to https:// Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https: // insurance.

    Seniority Unit Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month Position Pension Eligibility ABP


    Minimum Education and Experience

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

    Certifications/Licenses Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Requires excellent written and oral communication skills; strong organizational skills; the ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks, and to interact successfully and confidentially with a wide range of individuals at all levels of the University community; and strong computer literacy, including use of databases. Requires excellent problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to multitask and function autonomously with limited supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, customer-service focused environment.

    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 academic integrity facilitation and degree audits also desired.

    Equipment Utilized

    Must be proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite. Will use the Student Records Database (SRDB), degree audits, Maxient, in-house applications, and any database or program utilized by the University to perform the duties of this position now or in the future. Must be familiar with or learn the office equipment, software, and specialized programs and/or materials needed to support the effective and efficient performance of this position.

    Physical Demands and Work Environment

    OAS is a fast-paced, deadline-driven, customer service-focused environment. Responsibilities will include attendance at and participation in evening and weekend activities, as needed.

    Special Conditions

    Posting Details

    Posting Number 23ST1145

    Posting Open Date 05/03/2023 Special Instructions to Applicants Regional Campus Rutgers University-Newark Home Location Campus Rutgers University-Newark City Newark State NJ Location Details

    Pre-employment Screenings

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre- employment screenings.

    Immunization Requirements

    Under Policy 60.1.35 Immunization Policy for Rutgers Employees and Prospective Employees, Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to receive an updated (bivalent) vaccine dose. Under Policy 100.3.1 Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals, if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidate's offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

    Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: https:// discrimination-statement

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • What is the highest level of education you have completed?
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Ph.D.
  • Do you have a minimum of two years relevant experience in academic counseling/advisement; or the equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of transfer student populations and programs, student development and counseling theories and applications, and workshop design and presentation?
  • Yes
  • No
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