Cornell University's College of Engineering, the preeminent engineering school in the Ivy League, has a rich history of experimentation, innovation, and leadership. Consisting of almost 3,000 undergraduate students, 1,700 graduate students, and over 200 faculty members, Cornell Engineering is recognized as a global leader in the discovery of new knowledge and the creation of transforming inventions. Cornell Engineering students and faculty members possess an independent spirit that allows for the development of innovative interdisciplinary research, the creation of exciting new programs, and the education of students who will better the future.
Engineering Advising orients first-year engineering students to the College of Engineering and works closely with students as they progress through the engineering curriculum. The team's programs and services are designed to inform, support, and encourage individuals to be self-directed in their Cornell Engineering education and achieve their academic and personal goals.
The College of Engineering at Cornell University seeks applicants for the position of Assistant/Associate Director of Advising. This position reports to the Director and collaborates with Engineering Advising staff to ensure that engineering students have access to information and support as they navigate the undergraduate experience and strive to achieve their academic and personalgoals.
Engineering Advising is responsible for the first-year matriculation process, Engineering Orientation Program, Peer Advising Program, coordination of the First-year Engineering Seminar, Early Intervention program, sophomore major affiliation process, specialty advising such as study abroad, pre-health, internal transfer, academic actions, leaves and rejoins, the Undergraduate Engineering Handbook, and supporting students of concern. Other responsibilities include making appropriate referrals to University resources, serving as a liaison to academic departments, interpreting and explaining college and university policies and procedures, maintaining timely and accurate documentation and records, and assisting with the development of Engineering Advising publications and communications.
The Assistant/Associate Director will be responsible for the following:
Provide developmental advising related to course and major selection, academic performance and student success with an emphasis on first- and second-year students.
Provide accurate and current information to current engineering students, potential engineering students, and other interested students regarding major, college, and university degree requirements, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
Work in partnership with engineering faculty advisors, peer advisors, administration and staff, as well as faculty from other Cornell colleges and schools and various other University entities, in order to promote student success within the College.
Keep abreast of relevant academic advising and student development trends to constantly improve our services for students.
Promote the shared responsibility of academic advising between the student and the advisor.
Evaluate and assess our programs and services.
Collaborate with Engineering Student Services staff, Diversity Programs in Engineering staff, and University Academic and Student Affairs professionalsto assess, design, develop and implement programs and services to support the holistic development and academic success of engineeringstudents.
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A bachelor's degree and a minimum of 3-5 years of academic advising experience in higher education or other closely related experience required. Knowledge of the engineering curriculum and profession are not prerequisites for this position.
The successful candidate should demonstrate excellent communication and organizational skills, a strong work ethic, knowledge of student development theory and practice, and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a high-performingteam.The successful candidate should demonstrate the ability to multitask in a highly competitive, fast-paced academic environment, have a high degree of professionalism, discretion, and judgment, and the ability to interact with faculty, staff, and students are keypriorities.
A Master's degree in advising, higher education administration, college student personnel, counseling, psychology, social work, human development, student development, or related area and 5 or more years of experience strongly preferred. Experience advising students from STEM disciplines, triaging students in crisis, developing assessment plans, and utilizing technology in advising practice is preferred. Experience with student information systems, such as PeopleSoft, preferred. Proficiency in database software, MS Office, FileMaker Pro, and web content management, such as Drupal, preferred.
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