Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to post a position opening for an Academic Counselor at the Bureau of Study Counsel,< > Harvard University.  Feel free to contact me with any questions!

With best wishes,

Academic Counselor
Bureau of Study Counsel, Harvard University
Job Code  FS0958  Academic Affairs Officer III

Duties & Responsibilities
The Bureau of Study Counsel (BSC), a center for academic and personal development at Harvard University, seeks a full-time Academic Counselor.  BSC services are grounded in a "whole person" educational/developmental model which recognizes the interrelationships among the intellectual, social, and personal aspects of academic life and learning.

Core duties include:

*        Meet individually with students about the wide range of concerns that arise for them in their life and learning.

*        Design and facilitate workshops and discussions on topics such as: time management; attention/concentration; commitment and creativity; motivation, purpose, and meaning; perfectionism; preparing for exams; effective study strategies, etc.

*        Join the teaching rotation for an existing 10-session reading and study strategies course designed to help students engage in their reading with a sense of purpose and effectiveness.

*        Participate fully in the university community, e.g., provide consultation/training/outreach to students, faculty, residence staff, and deans/administrators; coordinate with other university offices, such as the Advising Programs Office, Freshman Dean's Office, Office of Career Services, Accessible Education Office, and Counseling and Mental Health Services; serve on the Board of Freshman Advisers and University committees; serve as BSC liaison to one or more Houses/Yards or Schools.

*        Maintain records and provide reports; other activities and duties as assigned.

In addition to these responsibilities shared by all BSC Academic Counselors, a primary area of responsibility for this position is to join the leadership team of the BSC's peer tutoring programs to recruit and supervise peer tutors; reach out to faculty and departments; administer and trouble-shoot the program; and engage in strategic planning and program development.

Basic Qualifications
Master's degree required. 7+ years of experience providing advanced academic support to university students in one or more areas related to college learning, such as peer tutoring programs, student development, counseling, teaching, reading and study skills, learning difficulties/disorders/disabilities, advising, and academic coaching.

Additional Qualifications

*        Doctorate strongly preferred.

*        Demonstrated interest and experience working with a student and colleague populations that are highly diverse in terms of, for example, race, language of origin, ethnicity, nationality, religion, first-generation to college, age, socio-economic background, sexual orientation, gender identity, and academic abilities and interests. Capacity to be present and accompany students in an attuned and empathetic way; to keep central the student's experience and development; and to understand students' academic challenges in the larger context of their identities and lives.

*        Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Excellent materials development and project management skills.

*        Additional Information

*        Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Submit a cover letter, a detailed vita, and the names and contact information for three references who may be contacted during the review process.

Time Status:   Full-time (35 hrs/wk), Non Union, Exempt
Salary Grade:  058
EEO Statement:  We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Applicants will submit a cover letter, a detailed vita, and the names and contact information for three references who may be contacted during the review process.  All applications must be received through the Harvard website -- .


Abigail Lipson, Ph.D.
Bureau of Study Counsel
Harvard University
5 Linden Street
Cambridge MA 02138
(617) 495-2581< >

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