Senior Academic Advisor

New York, NY
May 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), is an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice, committed to the advancement of justice and just societies. It is a public liberal arts college that enriches the entire learning experience by highlighting themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Located steps from Lincoln Center at the cultural heart of New York City, the College offers bachelors and masters degrees and participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate School of the City University of New York. John Jay College is also recognized for serving a broadly diverse student population. Under the leadership of its fourth president, Jeremy Travis, John Jay College has experienced unprecedented faculty hiring, an expansion of its curricular offerings, and the opening in 2011 of a new 600,000 square foot building complete with a black-box theatre, state-of-the-art lab space for students and faculty, a moot courtroom, and a variety of virtual learning settings. As evidenced by so many on-going developments, the College offers its many new faculty and staff the opportunity to shape the future of their institution.

Reporting to the Associate Director for Freshman Advising, the Senior Academic Advisor will participate in the orientation, advisement, and registration of undergraduate students, including but not limited to freshman, new transfer and probation students.

In addition to the general duties listed under CUNY title overview, this position will also require:

  • Advising undergraduate students on academic requirements, selection of courses, and steps toward graduation.
  • Acting as John Jay College's administrative liaison to partner agencies and departments as needed.
  • Disseminate information on College and CUNY policies and procedures and staying abreast of changing institutional information including admissions requirements, new programs, course changes, deadlines, important dates, costs, college-wide initiatives, transfer requirements; and state and federal mandates.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of group and individual advisement and registration sessions for undergraduate students.
  • Participate in institutional student development and retention programs.
  • Engage in professional development activities such as joining professional organizations, staying current with professional standards and literature, and building information technology skills to enhance work performance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree and four years' related experience required.


Master's degree in student personnel administration, higher education, counseling or related field preferred.

  • A minimum of (2) years of experience working directly with undergraduate students in a higher education setting is strongly preferred (of the total required 4 years' related experience required).
  • Direct advising experience with one or more of the following student populations preferred: transfer students, veteran students, disabled students, or students in academic difficulty.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills are required.
  • Ability to effectively interact with a diverse faculty, staff and student population while representing the Academic Advising Center and the College to internal and external constituents required.


Provides expert and/or specialized academic counseling a diverse student population.

  • Offers comprehensive advisement to full-time and part-time students
  • Works with other academic affairs staff as well as enrollment and student affairs to assist students to declare majors and select appropriate courses
  • Monitors students' performances and takes appropriate action if necessary; resolves students' problems regarding curricular requirements
  • Develops academic plans and performs graduation audits
  • Provides information to students regarding student support services, college policies and program procedures and guidelines
  • Facilitates workshops; assists with other department activities such as course scheduling
  • Establishes and maintains student advisement files; prepares activity reports and analyses
  • May supervise extramural activities, such as internships and community service; may assist with accreditation efforts as needed
  • May provide career and transfer services and/or specialized program counseling
  • May supervise junior advising and/or clerical staff
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Senior Academic Advisor


Higher Education Assistant




$47,340 - $49,193

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


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Review of resumes to begin May 8, 2017.

Posting closes June 1, 2017.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Location: John Jay College

Job Title: Senior Academic Advisor

Job ID: 16692

Regular/Temporary: Regular


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