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University of Rochester Academic Adviser - 223585 in Rochester, New York

Academic Adviser

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Full Time 40 hours Grade 052 Kearns Center




Position Summary:

The David T. Kearns Center works to increase the educational outcomes of low-income, first-generation college, and underrepresented minority students across the educational pipeline. The academic advisers in the College Programs work with students from their first year through graduation. This position will focus on advising first- generation college students who are from low-income families, and also work with students in the McNair and Research Experience for Undergraduates programs.

Description of major duties performed weekly:

Serve as academic advisor for college students in Kearns Center. Assist students in developing and carrying out their academic plans, including for graduate school and beyond, helping scholars to determine appropriate academic and career choices. Track current and prior students and provide guidance for alumni.

Teach seminar/cohort classes for Kearns students as needed. Design and implement workshops, student, alumni and staff events, and other programs in conjunction with stated expectations of funded projects. Serve on Center and College committees as needed.

Maintain notes and student records.

Assist with recruitment and interviewing of new students into the program. Host open houses and present to student groups.

Assist with completion of performance reports required by funding agencies. Assist in research for and writing grant proposals to federal, state, corporate and foundation sources.

Duties performed occasionally:

Air or automotive travel with students and other staff (sometimes only with students) to research conferences and graduate school fairs/visits. Attend professional development training workshops as appropriate. While travel is currently suspended due to COVID-19, this remains an important aspect of the position.


An earned master’s degree in a relevant field, at least two years of experience working with students in the target population, a desire to work with college students, an understanding of the experiences of low-income, first-generation college students at R1 institutions. Experience and training in fields that relate to the Center’s objectives. A sense of humor and the ability to work individually and in team settings is required. Strongly prefer some teaching experience at the college level. Valid NYS drivers license is preferred. This document describes typical duties and is not meant to limit the assignment of other duties as required.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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