Number of Positions: 1

Academic Support Center
3rd floor Library – Albany

Supervisor – Kim Wafer
[email protected]

Academic Year Academic Support Center/HEOP Graduate Assistants.
The Academic Support/HEOP department thrives on providing as many additional resources as possible to students. Graduate Assistants are utilized to enhance the academic and social supports available to any Sage students who seek time management support and strategies. Occasionally, GA’s with proficiency in a specific topic may be asked to provide tutorial support to students if needed. The primary function of ASC/HEOP Graduate Assistants is to serve as an additional resource/support person for the Sage student population, which facilitates the departmental objectives for retention.
Specific Skills Requested
• Strong communication skills (written, verbal, and active listening)
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Publisher, and Word specifically)
• Organized and attentive
• Ability to manage time effectively and prioritize tasks
Specific Tasks/Duties
• Meet regularly with assigned caseload of students and schedule them for future meetings.
• Maintain student records with counseling summaries of each session.
• Attend weekly department meetings and record, synthesize and distribute the information
• Actively take part in planning and implementing Academic Support workshops.
• Participate in student activities; including planning and attending group outings if available.
• Assist in the planning of all HEOP functions; including but not limited to, the end of the year student recognition banquet, the HEOP Summer Institute, Interview and Testing Days.
• Provide tutorial support if proficient in needed subject areas
• Other Duties as assigned

The mission of the Academic Support Center is to work as a cohesive unit in partnership with the college community to assist students in becoming active, responsible, and successful learners. Our staff members provide diagnostic and supportive services designed to increase student retention and success. We are committed to creating an environment, which fosters student development and retention by building collaborative relationships, and encouraging the utilization of campus resources.

HEOP is a partnership between The Sage Colleges and the New York State Education Department (NYSED). HEOP is designed to provide broad and varied educational instruction to capable students who, due to limited academic and financial resources, would otherwise not have the opportunity to attend Sage College. Once admitted to the HEOP program, students are provided with financial assistance, counseling, tutoring, advising and other support services throughout their college career. The goal of HEOP at the Sage Colleges is to retain and graduate promising students who will succeed at Sage and beyond.