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Student Counselor at Rutgers University

Country: USA
City: New Brunswick
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Student Counselor position is available at the Dean’s Office of Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information (SC&I). This position reports to the Assistant Dean for Student Services. This position employs judgment within defined practices and procedures, and works independently within broadly defined work objectives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides academic advising and student services support to students in degree, non-degree, and non-credit programs of the School of Communication and Information, with a focus especially on undergraduate students.
  • Responsible for student interactions through the life-cycle of their program: providing guidance to prospective students throughout the admissions process and to current and graduating students through their continuing studies.
  • Uses professional judgment to evaluate academic credentials in order to provide academic, personal, and career counseling and advice.
  • Also, facilitates orientation programs and information sessions for new and prospective students; coordinating intervention programs for students experiencing difficulty; and developing special projects, activities, and rich media communication.
  • Provides resolutions to an assortment of academic and administrative problems of moderately complex scope.
  • Likewise, provides analytical reports to faculty and administrators, and may serve as a liaison to university departments and offices.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in communication, psychology, counseling, education, social work, or a related area, or an equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates knowledge as well as understanding of student development and academic theories, methodologies, and current practices in higher education.
  • Also requires a minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience in higher education student services that demonstrates skills in academic advising, student support services, and retention practices.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle complex situations with diplomacy
  • Moreover, computer proficiency in generating analysis of data
  • A strong commitment to providing outstanding student services is fundamental


  • Master’s degree strongly preferred since candidate is expected to provide developmental advising with an understanding of the fundamentals of counseling
  • Experience with customer relationship management and retention software is a plus.


Type of Opportunity Academic Job
Deadline20 March,2019
Company NameRutgers University
CityNew Brunswick



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