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Student Counselor

Rutgers University- Newark (RU-N), an urban public research university and anchor institution, located in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise is seeking a Student Counselor, reporting to the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs in the School of Criminal Justice, the Academic Advisor/ Student Engagement Coordinator is a team member in a fast-paced, deadline- driven, customer service focused environment. The position focuses on: 1) recruitment activities, including outreach and enrollment and 2) retention supports, including academic advising, early identification of, and counseling for, academic issues and career development.

This position is responsible for and not limited to the following:

  • Developing and implementing a comprehensive recruitment plan
  • Establishing and maintaining productive contact with an assigned caseload (approximately 125 new freshmen and 150 transfer students, from among the approximately 800 annual students)
  • Counseling students on progress toward graduation and successful career and/or professional development
  • Working with other unit staff on the coordination, development, and facilitation of initiatives targeting transfer students, including, but not limited to, workshops, transcript evaluations, new student registration and outreach, and recruiting events
  • Updating and maintaining accurate, detailed, current, complete, relevant content for the University’s degree audit program, transfer services website, the School of Criminal Justice website and social media outlets, and all other School promotional materials
  • The incumbent is expected to assist with office events, including, but not limited to, commencement activities, major/minor fairs, as well as other events and duties as needed.

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