Senior Academic Advisor

Buffalo State College

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About Buffalo State Buffalo State is one of the largest comprehensive schools in the State University of New York system. As a civically minded, urban-engaged campus community located in the city’s cultural corridor, Buffalo State prides itself as having smaller learning environments coupled with larger university opportunities. Boasting a diverse and inclusive campus, Buffalo State is committed to the intellectual, personal, and professional growth of its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The school’s mission is to deliver a broad array of high-quality and distinctive academic programs infused with diversity, creativity, and hands-on learning opportunities for hardworking students who seek a personalized and affordable education that engages their minds and advances their careers. Buffalo State is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, service, scholarship, creative activity, and cultural enrichment. With degree programs in education, the arts, science, arts and humanities, and professional studies, each year over 6,000 students choose Buffalo State. Buffalo State welcomes applicants who are committed to helping us fulfill our mission.
Faculty/Professional Professional
Department Enrollment Management, VP Office
Local Title ACE Program Director
Budget Title Senior Academic Advisor
Rank SL-4
Line Number 28883
Salary Range Competitive
FTE Full-Time
Negotiating Unit UUP
FLSA Exempt
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Brief Job Description Accelerate, Complete and Engage (ACE) is a SUNY wide retention initiative which is a comprehensive program designed to help students complete their academic journey to the bachelor’s degree by providing participants with a clearly mapped program of study, comprehensive academic advisement, and career support services.
To lead this effort, the ACE Program Director, reporting to the Interim Assistant Vice President for Student Success and Retention, will be a part of a dedicated team who will work cooperatively to launch this initiative and then directly manage program operations and personnel thereafter.
Essential Responsibilities
30% Develops and monitors a comprehensive program of academic advisement, career counseling, and other support and financial aid services for a designated cohort of ACE students.
15% Develops and implements strategies to improve retention and performance of ACE students in collaboration with ACE advisors and career and employment specialists.
15% Implements academic interventions and other initiatives to improve students’ performance and retention.
5% Evaluates program services and develops interventions for probation and at-risk students; makes recommendations to improve program offerings.
5% Oversees program’s budget and daily administration, including scheduling and timely delivery of services.
5% Establishes and maintains relationships with academic departments, including scheduling of ACE classes.
5% Oversees recruitment of new students, including coordination with other college offices.
5% Prepares reports for immediate supervisor; the Provost’s Office; Enrollment Management; and for SUNY Office of Academic Affairs and University ASAP Director (SUNY Central).
5% Serves on applicable steering groups and committees as determined.
5% Attends monthly meetings at the SUNY Central, and other periodic program-wide events; and
5% Supervises dedicated ACE advisors, career services, and instructional and/or clerical staff.
Required Qualifications • Bachelor’s Degree
• Relevant student support experience in higher education
Preferred Qualifications • Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline preferred.
• Demonstrated experience in working with students to improve student success outcomes
• Budget oversight and planning experience.
• Strong understanding of the needs and challenges facing students from diverse urban backgrounds.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team, within the department and with faculty and other administrators.
• Strong organization, project management, communication, and facilitation skills.
• Ability to maintain accurate and detailed records of student activities.
• Experience and knowledge working with and leading teams on enterprise student information systems and affiliate software (i.e., Ellucian Banner/Degree Works; Campus Solutions; and Microsoft Office Suite and Teams). Familiarity and comfort with CRM tools (Anthology/Hobsons) as well as other platforms including EAB Navigate; Tableau; and Virtual College Scheduler, with a strong aptitude to learn and integrate new systems is necessary.
• Knowledge of student development theory, advising practice and principles, and academic organizational structures a plus.
• Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Anticipated Date of Hire 12/01/2023
Priority Review Date
Application Deadline Date 10/27/2023
Open Until Filled Yes
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Buffalo State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution that subscribes to all federal, state, and SUNY legal requirements and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees on the basis of race, sex, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or marital or veteran status (Nondiscrimination Notice). Any violation of this policy should be reported to the Equity and Diversity Office, Cleveland Hall 415, (716) 878-6210. Buffalo State is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. If you have any questions, please contact Lydia Kawaler at [email protected] or call (716) 878-4822.

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