Academic Advisor

Job description

This position reports to the Academic Advising Specialist for Student Veterans. The academic advisor provides academic advising for undergraduate student veterans as well as additional advisees. The advisor works closely with supervisor, faculty, other academic advisors, and other campus offices, departments, and staff who are involved with the academic lives of student veterans to ensure that student-veterans are presented with a broad base of opportunities with which to optimize their experience at Hunter College. The Academic Advisor's responsibilities, in addition to the duties within CUNY Title Overview, include but are not limited to:

  • Provides academic advisement to a cohort of student-veterans on a range of issues including academic progress and policies, in order to assist them in making appropriate choices and decisions.
  • Uses multiple technologies to advise and communicate with student caseload including CUNYFirst, degree audit software, university database system, project management software, social media, and CRM.
  • Actively promotes accessibility and visibility of advising through public programs and online presence. The academic advisor is expected to have staff photo and biography on website, and engage in Skype advising, chat rooms, social media, videos, and online tutorials.
  • Actively engages in formal advising working groups such as programming, media design and communication, training and development, and assessment, etc..
  • Collaborates with colleagues within Office of Advising, faculty, other offices within the Division of Student Affairs, and department liaisons to provide services to student-veterans to ensure continued eligibility and compliance of education benefits.
  • Identifies and uses resources to support student success and make appropriate referrals.
  • Participates in planning and implementation of orientation for new students.
  • Participates in providing developmental academic advising for all students on an appointment and walk-in basis.
  • Works with faculty to identify opportunities for collaboration with advising and new initiatives.
  • Utilizes research and theory related to student development, student veterans, and retention to promote student success.
  • The work-week will include some evening hours, and weekends as needed.

Bachelor's Degree required.

  • Two years of higher education administration, advising or related experience preferred.
  • Displays and employs solid written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience and knowledge of veterans and veterans' issues.
  • Prior experience with co-curricular programming and academic advising.
  • Computer and technology skills, especially Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), experience with social media and CRM systems as well as communications software preferred.
  • Experience in assisting with programs and providing services to support student success and retention.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team player; must be able to work closely with students of varied backgrounds and show patience and prudence in these interactions.

Provides academic counseling and planning services to a diverse student population.
  • Assists students with clarifying values and goals; counsels students regarding educational options, requirements, policies and procedures.
  • Offers academic and personal support to guide students through the course selection process
  • Provides students with effective and timely referral to other college and external support services
  • Monitors and evaluates students' educational progress by conducting academic progress audits
  • Establishes and maintains student files, databases and records; prepares activity reports and analyses
  • May specialize in providing advice on specific programs or to specific student groups
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Academic Advisor

Assistant to HEO


Salary commensurate with education and experience ($39,282-$45,957). 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.

The committee will review complete applications on February 8, 2018. The search will continue until an appropriate candidate is found.

CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional

Job Title: Academic Advisor (Advising Services, Division of Student Affairs)
Job ID: 18119
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: 3/10/2018
Application Due: 4/26/2018
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