New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a Academic Advisor within the Academic Resource Center reporting to Assistant Director of Academic Resource Center.
The Academic Advisor offers and supports a wide range of services and programs designed to meet the needs of NYUAD’s globally diverse student body. The Academic Advisor exemplifies NYUAD principles of creating a student-centered atmosphere by providing exceptional advising for all new and continuing students. The Advisor serves as a source of information about registration, degree requirements, major selection, and all other academic policies and processes. The Advisor meets individually or in groups with students several times each semester to discuss academic planning. He/She orient new students to the rich ecosystem of academic support available across campus and serve as liaisons with other offices providing student support services (Registrar, Divisions, Global Education, Student Success and Well-being, Academic Enrichment Program, and the Writing Center), to which they refer students when appropriate. The Advisor is expected to help orient faculty and major mentors, support the peer tutoring program, and implement NYU’s advising and mentoring platform, NYU Connect. This advising position may specialize in a specific area such as visiting student advising at NYUAD. Additional responsibilities will include conducting advising workshops and webinars for incoming and current students.
Advising and Academic Resource Center Responsibilities:
The advisor offers a wide range of services and programs designed to meet the needs of a diverse student body. They offer drop in hours, 1:1 appointments and conduct workshops. The advisor is also responsible for responding to email alias inquiries in a timely way. They conduct outreach activities to engage students at risk of not progressing in their degree. The advisor assists students in planning their academic programs, choosing a major, seeking tutorial assistance, and navigating registration. They will help students define academic goals, evaluate progress toward goals, understand curricular requirements and navigate course selection. The advisor serves as a liaison with other offices and can make referrals when appropriate
The advisor is responsible for maintaining student profiles and records in NYU Connect advising platform; documenting all pertinent student information; facilitating forms and approvals for various academic processes; track retention, conduct degree audits, and maintain advising statistics. Advisor will be responsible for developing and conducting workshops. Additionally, the advisor will also contribute to newsletters/promotional materials, social media, maintain website updates, respond to student questions from website/email alias, and present advising services at orientation events
Other duties as assigned
Master’s degree in Education, Counseling or related academic field
Three years of progressive professional experience
Prior experience working within a university in a student advisory setting
Skills in interviewing and advising
Superior written and oral communications skills in English
Exceptional interpersonal skills
Project coordination, time management and priorities management skills
Analytical and problem solving skills plus a teamwork and dedicated customer service approach
Ability to communicate cross-functionally with all levels and in an academic environment
Organized work habits, consistent accuracy, and attentiveness to details
Ability to maintain confidential and sensitive information and documents
Experience with the Google Suite of programs (including Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides) and/or Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Flexibility to adapt to organizational needs in collaboration with counterparts at New York University in New York and New York University in Shanghai
Knowledge of academic processes and procedures in a university setting
Understanding of and ability to implement various academic advising theories and practices
NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.