Academic Counselor - Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs New York

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Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, New York 12866

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The Academic Counselor is a full-time, twelve-month position that consists of responsibilities associated with the effective operation of Skidmore's Opportunity Programs, including:

  • Providing academic counseling, interdisciplinary academic support, and psychosocial support for students during the academic year and the Summer Academic Institute.
  • Developing and delivering workshops to help OP students adjust to, and thrive in a liberal arts college environment.
  • Monitoring students' progress as they work toward their degrees; collecting and analyzing annual data; and, assisting with the completion of State Education Department reports.
  • Recruitment and admissions work, involves some travel.
  • Writing letters of recommendation for jobs and graduate school; and, helping students to complete applications for national and international scholarships.
  • Serving on various committees; and, other duties associated with the Opportunity Program and Student Affairs Staff as assigned by the Director.

A Master's Degree in an academic discipline and/or education-related field.  Experience in interdisciplinary academic support and program delivery. Excellent writing and oral communication skills. Strong interpersonal and counseling skills. Knowledge of national issues regarding access and achievement of individuals from under-represented populations; and, a commitment to social justice work. Flexibility to work nights and weekends when necessary.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

To learn more about and apply for this position please visit us online at: 

Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates; approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.

We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations; women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, military or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.


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  • Counselor
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Other
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: See Job Description