Academic Resource Advisor - SMFA at Tufts - (18001388)
The professionals in Undergraduate Advising foster student growth, empowerment, and success by serving, advising, guiding, nurturing, and celebrating our students, and working with them and our faculty to solve problems so that students may successfully navigate the university. We focus on the academic aspect of students' lives at Tufts, providing information, advice, and support to help them successfully complete their degrees in a timely manner while ensuring that our students have an enriching and rewarding academic experience. To that end, we provide students with tutoring, advising, academic support, direction, and accurate information. We also provide academic enrichment programs and opportunities so that students may reach their full potential and achieve their best. We collaborate with faculty and other departments to advocate for students and improve the academic experience for all students as well as the policies governing undergraduate study at Tufts.
The Academic Resource Advisor works closely with SMFA faculty and the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Advising to support SMFA students in their engagement with the curriculum, provide guidance and interpretation of university policies and procedures, and provide guidance on academic and intellectual direction, academic difficulty, course work, and access to resources on both the SMFA and Medford campus, among other things. The Academic Resource Advisor will also serve as the on-site liaison for students with disabilities; working in conjunction with Student Accessibility Services, s/he will implement accommodations on-site at the SMFA and will work one-on-one with students to ensure they understand their academic accommodations and are using them appropriately. The Academic Resource Advisor will meet with students one-on-one about academic decision-making and disability accommodations, and will provide counsel on programs and information to help BFA and MFA students select academic courses on the Medford campus. The Academic Resource Advisor will work collaboratively across both the SMFA and Medford campuses to recommend and guide students to academic supports provided by Academic Resource Center, Student Accessibility Services, Associate Deans of Undergraduate Advising, Dean of Student Affairs Office, academic departments, and Programs Abroad.
2 to 4 years of experience in education, with at least 2 years of experience in education (in K-12 or higher education in administration, school counseling, or teaching), and with at least 6 months of experience in higher education, advising, tutoring, mentoring or significantly interacting with college students.
Superb written and oral communication skills.
Master's degree preferred.
Prefer educational background in the fine arts and/or Education, Child Development, Cognitive Psychology, School Psychology, or related field
Additional experience working in other areas of university student services, such as disability services, student affairs, college learning center, multicultural affairs, bridge programs, and retention programs is beneficial.
Experience advising, teaching, or supporting college students or young people with disabilities.
Demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity in a university setting.
Special Work Schedule Requirements: Some evening and weekend hours required. Will require frequent travel between Medford Campus and SMFA campus.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.