The Gallatin School of Individualized Study, a small, experimental college within New York University, gives students the opportunity to design a program of study tailored to their own needs and interests. When students choose Gallatin, they take on the exciting challenge of creating their own curriculum and unique plan for learning. They pursue their individual interests from a personal perspective by taking courses in the various schools of New York University, engaging in self-directed education through independent studies and participating in experiential learning through internships at New York City's countless institutions, businesses and arts organizations.
Position Summary: Counsel approximately 400 Gallatin students including first year and transfer students with the goal of enhancing their academic experience and retaining them as students; develop strategies to ensure that students are able to complete degree programs; provide advisement, monitor academic progress; discuss requirements and electives, evaluate and approve degree requirement petitions and time limit exceptions for program completion, identify and provide resources for students at risk. Collaborate with and support primary academic advisers in working with their advisees. Ensure that students receive timely and appropriate academic advice. Assist Director of Advising in developing workshops to support the academic program, foster community, and encourage student leadership. Collaborate with the other Class Advisers and the Offices of Student Services and Student Affairs on graduation, orientation and other school-wide events. Teach one course a year. Serve as primary academic adviser for 15-20 students.
Qualifications/Required Education: ABD (All But Dissertation)
Preferred Education: Ph.D.
Required Experience: 3 years of relevant increasingly responsible professional level experience including experience with academic advising, developing policies and procedures, teaching, and staff supervision or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Preferred Experience: Experience counseling students.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (include unique competencies, certification, licenses, etc.): Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and written and verbal communication skills. Strong leadership and planning skills. Knowledge of spreadsheet software.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (include unique competencies, certification, licenses, etc.): Experience with interdisciplinary programs. Working knowledge of Excel.
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