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NUOP Academic Counselor
DATE:   7/24/2019
JOB TITLE:   NUOP Academic Counselor
JOB STATUS:   Full time Seasonal-10 months
SECTOR:   Academic


The NUOP Academic Counselor provides students with personal, academic and career counseling support that will enable them to successfully complete a 4-year degree.


Provides counseling and referrals for academic, social, career and personal needs of NUOP students.  Maintains necessary files in a confidential manner. Assists in recruiting and interviewing prospective students. Serves as liaison between other academic departments and NUOP. Monitors student academic progress. Assist in FAFSA and TAP/PELL completion. Assist with mission driven programming for NUOP and Campus Community. Works with the Assistant Director to coordinate student assessment and programming. Maintain confidentiality of information (including but not limited to: student and employee personal information, student grades, etc.), both during and after their employment with the University.  Any question regarding the confidentiality of material, should be referred to the supervisor.  Any violation shall subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. Perform other duties as assigned.  


70%    Provides weekly and biweekly academic, career, and personal counseling, monitors academic performance, and documents student contact and progress.  

15%    Checks student registration, reviews transcripts and degree audit to monitor progress to degree.  

15%    Monitors mid-term grade reports, weekly progress, provides pre-advisement in preparation for faculty/AEP advisement and registration


Ability to work evenings and weekends for NUOP and University events as needed. Ability to provide students with personal, academic and career counseling. Ability to work with a diverse student population.  Ability to receive telephone calls, respond to inquiries and communicate with others by telephone.  Ability to interact with campus professionals, particularly faculty. Sufficient knowledge and ability to represent NUOP in recruitment activities. Strong organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.Proficiency at handling various office machines: knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, databases and spreadsheet management.  Ability to drive a personal or university vehicle for the purpose of university business on a regular basis


The functions of the position usually performed sitting, but may require some amount of time standing. Some amount of stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting, walking, carrying and other movements may be required. Tasks involving working on a computer keyboard, computer software applications, and calculator, involve extensive wrist and hand movements.  All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements without significant risk of injury to themselves or others.


Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred . A minimum of one year experience in education, counseling, or advisement. A valid New York State driver’s license is required that satisfies both University and insurance company underwriting rules and regulations for driving a motor vehicle.

Non Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Policy:

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with our Catholic mission, Niagara University is committed to providing equal employment and educational opportunities and will not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex (gender), national origin, religious preference, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristic, status as veteran or disability. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Ryan Thompson, Esq., Title IX Coordinator, Office for Equity & Inclusion, 716-286-8324, rthompson@niagara.edu, www.niagara.edu/oei, Office Location: O’Shea Hall, B27. For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

Niagara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. A copy of the Student Right to Know Annual Security Report is available at: http://www.niagara.edu/safety
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