Job: Academic Advisor, REEES (University of Pittsburgh)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The University of Pittsburgh invites applications for the Academic Advisor position at the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES).

This position is a full-time, year-round position with the following responsibilities: advertising REEES academic credentials and programs at academic fairs, marketplaces for new and prospective students, and additional events throughout the year; advising students seeking to complete the requirements for the undergraduate and graduate credentials provided through or supported by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; hiring and supervising REEES student ambassadors and language tutors; creating and/or updating all credential- and advising-related advertising and websites, approved course lists, and resource lists for students; running all aspects of the AY and summer FLAS award competitions as well as handling REEES scholarship awards to SLI in consultation with the REEES Associate Director and Assistant Director;

student recruiting, advising, and alumni communications for Project GO, including assisting accepted Project GO students with the summer guest student enrollment process; serving as the faculty advisor to the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe and Central Asia (GOSECA) conferences; overseeing the organization of the annual GOSECA conference; administering the center’s scholarships, issuing letters, and posting REEES tuition remission funds; managing the Center’s student database and serving students at the Pitt Global Hub; managing relations with REEES alumni and coordinating annual fundraising efforts for student scholarships in collaboration with UCIS Alumni & Engagement and REEES Directors; overseeing the organization and implementation of student co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, including the International Career Toolkit Program, related field-trips and events, as well as the hiring and supervision of the Toolkit Coordinator (GSA/TF); working with colleagues on the UCIS Academic Affairs and UCIS Engagement committees to coordinate and implement student-facing initiatives, including Global 360 as well as new career-training and experiential learning programs; collaborating with academic advisors from the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the professional schools to promote courses, events, as well as professionalization and scholarship/fellowship opportunities among students as relevant to successful grant applications; participating in the assessment of teaching and learning;

The REEES Academic Advisor deals with confidential information, interacts with all levels of the organization (students, faculty, administrators, staff) and the general public.

Occasional weeknight and weekend hours required.

This is a full-time position, operating at 37.5 hours per week out of which 100% effort are committed to fulfilling the role of the REEES Academic Advisor.

The employee will report to the REEES Associate Director.

A master’s degree is required, PhD preferred, and previous work in academic advising or student services is preferred. Knowledge of the REEES region and familiarity with the university’s curricular offerings and academic requirements is also preferred.

At least one year of relevant experience in coordinating academic/funding programs; proficiency with MS Office, including advanced proficiency in Teams, Word, and Excel; near native fluency in English (both oral and written); outstanding organizational and communication skills; ease with technology, including databases; ability to make independent decisions and recommendations; proactive attitude vital to student recruitment; ability to work both independently and as part of a team; juggle multiple projects, and meet deadlines; ability to maintain a positive and diplomatic composure; ability to carry some supply boxes; ability to work in open, shared office space; open to flexible schedule.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit to learn more about this requirement.

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