Buffalo State, State University of New York, seeks candidates for the position of Academic Adviser.
The Academic Adviser, reporting to the Assistant Director of Academic Advising, will provide academic advising services for first-year students. This individual will be responsible for responding to early alerts and helping students develop problem-solving skills to overcome obstacles to academic success. They will work collaboratively with Completion Coaches to manage follow-up and case resolution, ensuring students are provided with robust academic and co-curricular experiences to support ongoing engagement and success.
Master's degree in higher education, student affairs, counseling, or a related field. Experience working in a higher education setting with undergraduates in an academic advising or student success capacity. Demonstrated experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and life experiences.
Experience working with students with disabilities, first-generation college students, nontraditional students, and/or international students. Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to develop a thorough understanding of general education and programmatic requirements, college policies, and campus resources/services. Detailed familiarity with Buffalo State data management systems (e.g., Banner, Banner Admin pages, Starfish, and Degree Works).
Qualified applicants may apply online at https://jobs.buffalostate.edu
Buffalo State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and committed to respect for diversity and individual differences.
The evolution of learning communities in higher education during the last decade is one of the most exciting, academically challenging, student friendly developments in years. Learning communities are academically challenging and extremely rewarding.
At Buffalo State, a learning community is a block of courses that explores a complex theme through four or five classes. The faculty work to demonstrate how their particular course reflects the theme and connects to learning in other courses. Students take all of these courses together and form friendships that last beyond graduation.
Equally as important, students learn material at a deeper level because they spend more time discussing ideas and working to master the lessons.