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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2024

Internal Search: Academic Advisor/Transfer Academic Advisor

Internal applications are being accepted for the following position on campus. This is an internal job posting open to employees of Buffalo State University who are currently paid from any state-appropriated-funds payroll.

Title: Academic Advisor/Transfer Academic Advisor
Department: Student Success and Retention
Salary: $53,000
Negotiating Unit: UUP

Brief Job Description
Provide direct transitional academic advising support to undergraduate transfer students from SUNY Erie by aiding them in academic planning and advisement, registration, course selection, and major requirements that support the SUNY seamless transfer initiative. This individual will determine students’ eligibility in each major and be responsible for responding to early alerts and helping students develop problem-solving skills to overcome obstacles to academic success. The incumbent will work collaboratively with various support services across campus to manage follow-up and case resolution, ensuring that students are provided with robust academic and co-curricular experiences to support ongoing engagement and success. The incumbent will also work closely with the Academic Standards Office to transition students placed on academic probation or dismissal to SUNY Erie as part of the seamless transfer program. This will include regular visits to each of the three SUNY Erie campuses to assist with pre-enrollment advisement.

Essential Responsibilities
60% Academic advisement
25% Working with the SUNY Erie liaison to support student enrollment between the institutions
5% Participation in coordinated outreach initiatives and special projects designed to promote the retention and persistence-to-degree of students at Buffalo State University

Secondary Responsibilities
5% Record-keeping and other administrative tasks
5% Participation in orientation activities and collaborating with other offices on initiatives linked to student success

Skills and Abilities
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 and services. Detailed familiarity with Buffalo State data management systems (e.g., Banner, Banner Admin pages, Starfish, and Degree Works).

To view the required qualifications and to apply, please view the posting on the Buffalo State Job Opportunities website.

The posting is open for consideration of internal candidates through Friday, April 5.

Submitted by: Carey L. Seneca
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