Academic Advising Specialist

Job description

Reporting to the Director of Advising Services, the Academic Advising Specialist will contribute to the development and implementation of new advising and student success program for the sophomore year experience. The Advising Specialist will focus on student engagement and critical milestones for sophomore students, with a particular attention to programs and practices that assist students with timely transition from meta majors into declared programs of study, building credit momentum, and solidifying students' advising and support networks.

  • Administer programming for sophomore level students aimed at increasing credit momentum, resolving early alerts, increasing timely major declaration, and connection to campus resources and opportunities.
  • Works collaboratively to develop a sophomore year experience in collaboration with other advising leaders and student affairs offices to promote increased student engagement and self-reflection among sophomore level students.
  • Strengthen sophomore advising relationships with strategic partners such as Counseling and Wellness, The Learning Centers, Career Development Services, Pre-Professional advising, Study Abroad, Financial Aid, and Student Life.
  • Serve as the point person for developing innovative on-campus events for sophomores as a member of the advising programming group.
  • Serve as a member of the advising programming and retention initiatives working group.
  • Assist the Director and Associate Directors of Advising on the ongoing development and assessment of sophomore level advising learning outcomes.
  • Collaborate with Office of Financial aid in assisting sophomore students in understanding and accessing financial aid and resources and developing longer term financial plans- including collaborative small group programs.
  • Supervise other staff members where applicable.
  • Assist in coordinating involvement of faculty advisors in sophomore year experience.
  • Actively promotes accessibility and visibility of advising through public programs and online presence. Advising staff is expected to have staff photo and biography on website, and engage in Skype advising, social media, videos, and online tutorials.
  • Maintain advisory caseload of students
  • Manage ongoing process in Retain of assigning advisors their rising sophomore student caseloads.

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


Master's degree in student personnel administration, higher education, counseling or related field and four year's related experience preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills in working with students, staff and faculty. Experience in designing programs and services to support student success and retention. Strong working knowledge of student retention theory and student development theory preferred. Solid written and oral communication skills, including public speaking. Computer skills, especially Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) as well as communications software preferred.

Administers an academic advising center or unit.
  • Collaborates with other academic and administrative offices to maintain a comprehensive academic advisement program
  • Ensures students are provided with consistent, accurate, and prompt advising services, coordinating with academic departments
  • Works with students to resolve academic issues, providing information and/or referral
  • Develops orientation programs to engage and retain students and instructs students, faculty and staff on use of advising technologies
  • Conducts assessments to strengthen advisement programs
  • Organizes and facilitates training for faculty advisors
  • Develops print and online communication materials
  • May supervise office operations and budget
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Higher Education Assistant


($47,340-$68,351). Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefit. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.

Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the application instructions. Please have your curriculum vitae/ resume and scholarly interest or cover letter with names and contact information of 3 references available to attach into the application before you begin. Please note that the required material must be uploaded as ONE document. The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters. Incomplete application packages will not be considered.

Open until filled with review of applications to begin December 29, 2017.

CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional

Job Title: Academic Advising Specialist (Advising Services, Division of Student Affairs)
Job ID: 17580
Location: Hunter College
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

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.





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Posted: 2/1/2018
Application Due: 3/16/2018
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