CALS Director of Inclusive Academic Advising
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CALS Director of Inclusive Academic Advising
CALS Office of Academic Programs
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Who We Are:
Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a campus climate that supports students of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Cornell University is engaged in pioneering pursuit of inclusive, purpose-driven science. As Cornell University's second largest college, with discovery for impact at its core, we work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through equitable, world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being. The Office of Student Services aims to assist undergraduate students in their academic and personal success by building an inclusive community of student support made up of faculty, staff, peers, alumni and extensive resources from across the college and university.
What you will do:
Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Academic Programs and Student Success, the Director of Inclusive Academic Advising will be a dynamic and inspirational leader ready to step in as the unit head for all undergraduate academic advising and support. Our new colleague in this inaugural role will bring a solid foundation in DE&I to lead the integration of a fully infused programming assistance model that allows for support of all CALS students while placing a deliberate focus on our most vulnerable and diverse students. The individual in this role will take responsibility for developing and implementing programming that will engage students in new and innovative pathways to belonging, from the moment they are identified as prospects, through graduation, and as a member of our passionate community of alumni. As a unit leader within the Office of Student Services, the successful candidate will manage a team of skilled and passionate advisors to promote and enhance dedication to student development, support, and advocacy with belonging and inclusion at the core. Our team supports over 3,590 undergraduate students across 16 academic departments (https://cals.cornell.edu/about), with 22 majors and more than 40 minors across the agricultural, environmental and social sciences, Cornell CALS offers an unrivaled academic experience. On average, 46% of undergraduates engage in a research experience, 80% complete one or more internships and 33% complete an international experience, all supported by this team.
Ensure that premier service is provided to all students by a team of staff who feel valued and supported by their supervisor.
Collaborate with colleagues across CALS Office of Academic Programs to help resolve program issues and concerns, interpret policies, and mediate complex and sensitive issues for students.
Provide oversight of college academic processes including degree obtainment, petitions and integrity while developing long-range and strategic planning for undergraduate student needs.
Manage annual college events for first year and transfer students. Supervising, mentoring, and being a key member of a team of passionate student services advisors.
Develop data-driven processes to identify and assist students of concern and in distress using resources and networks while implementing recommendations from the Cornell Mental Health Review process.
Represent and advocate on behalf of CALS students and their needs by collaborating with CALS leadership and others across the university by engaging with key stakeholders, joining university committees, and collaborating and fostering relationships with other offices and support units on campus.
Provide oversight and strategic innovation around the faculty advising system and guidance to faculty regarding advising matters, including integrating cultural humility/ cultural sensitivity and or strategies to embed diversity and inclusion into the academic advising process for both faculty and staff.
Collaborate with CALS Director of Admissions to establish an Enrollment and Success Navigator program aiming to scaffold our most vulnerable students and their families during the admissions process and through a successful transition to Cornell. This new effort will be designed to support specialized needs for matriculation, on-boarding and first semester transition to Cornell.
Develop and maintain systems and programming using technology and innovation that support community building and well-being for CALS students.
Master's degree, with a minimum of eight years of experience in DE&I program development, recruitment, or student support services or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to travel and work flexible hours.
There are a few other qualifications that that would be incredibly helpful in this role, to include:
The successful candidate will have demonstrated success in developing and implementing success programs, especially efforts that support positive educational experiences for under-represented, first generation and other specialized populations.
Program assessment and development, research, implementation, the ability to identify opportunities in the design of strategies to meet the College's advising and diversity support goals are all important skills for the new Director of Inclusive Academic Advising.
The Director should possess demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills, organizational and problem-solving skills, and excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
Rewards and Benefits
We hope you appreciate great benefits. Cornell receives national recognition, as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
- Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, access to wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and generous retirement contributions.
- Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 12 holidays: e.g., an end-of-year winter break, from December 25th through January 1st.
- Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance program.
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- Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position.
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Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.
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University Job Title:Director Student Services
Job Family:Student Services
Pay Rate Type:Salary
Contact Name:Michele Cowen
Number of Openings:1
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Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.2021-08-31-07:00