Academic Advisor, Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Binghamton University, State University of New York
Binghamton, NY
Closing date
Aug 15, 2021

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Job Details

Category:: Professional
Department:: Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Jun 14, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 00057
Position ID:: 131995

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Academic Advisor (SL-3)

Salary: $49,165

Decker College Academic Advisors work to ensure students have the resources they need to succeed academically and personally. Our professional advising staff works with faculty to help students transition to the rigor of college coursework, make the most out of their time at Binghamton University, and progress to graduation in a timely fashion.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Advising prospective, newly admitted, and current undergraduate and graduate students on academic and career goals
  • Thoroughly documenting interactions with students using student success platforms
  • Maintaining a thorough understanding of the Binghamton University and Decker College undergraduate/graduate policies and procedures
  • Referring students to available on and off-campus support services
  • Educating students about supplemental programs and opportunities
  • Coordinating, developing, and facilitating regular outreach activities to help students gain knowledge about university resources, policies, and procedures
  • Developing, planning, and participating in events (ex. orientation, recruitment, commencement, open house, etc)
  • Serving on committees as assigned
  • Maintaining a thorough knowledge of degree requirements for current programs, including the University's General Education requirements and their application to each current and prospective Decker student
  • Contributing to the maintenance of advising and academic information (electronic and print)
  • Effectively communicating with faculty, staff, students, and other departments to enhance the advisement process
  • Establishing relationships and supporting Decker faculty advisors
  • Providing support and general guidance to student organizations; student organization leadership; graduate assistants, peer advisors, and ambassadors
  • Application review and support
  • Managing transfer course equivalencies, evaluations, and articulations
  • Developing and maintaining training information/manuals
  • Administering and managing nursing loans, scholarships, and other programs that benefit Decker students (scrub donations, assessment kit sponsorships, etc)

Occasional evening and weekend hours are required. Applicants should be highly organized, self-disciplined, proactive, able to work independently/effectively as a team member and thrive in a fast-paced environment


  • Master's Degree in Student Affairs Administration, Counseling, Education or field related to academic advising or healthcare
  • Demonstrated understanding of the educational role of academic advising in enhancing student learning and development
  • Ability to effectively, professionally, and tactfully interact and communicate, both orally and in writing with students, faculty, staff, and visitors
  • Superior public speaking and presentation skills
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of and sensitivity to diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and developmental needs


  • Experience supporting students
  • Mastery of G Suite by Google, DegreeWorks, Slate, SAS, and Ellucian Banner or similar business systems
  • Experience in an academic advising setting
  • Demonstrated abilities in event planning and execution
  • Experience in survey development, distribution, and analysis

Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected]

Payroll information can be found on our website

Cover letters may be addressed "To the Search Committee."

Postings active on the website, accept applications until closure.

For information on the Dual Career Program, please visit:

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by Title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

Application Instructions:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: June 28, 2021

Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.

Persons interested in this position should apply online.

Please submit:

  1. Resume,
  2. Cover letter, and
  3. Contact information for three professional references

You may add additional files/documents after uploading your resume. After you fill out your contact information, you will be directed to the upload page. Please login to check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents:


Working at Binghamton University

Message on working at Binghamton University from President Harvey Stenger    


Binghamton University opened its doors as Triple Cities College in 1946, to serve the needs of local veterans returning from service in World War II. Originally located in Endicott, N.Y., five miles west of the present campus, the fledgling school was a branch of Syracuse University.

Four years later, the college was incorporated into the State University of New York (SUNY) and renamed Harpur College in honor of Robert Harpur, a Colonial teacher, patriot and pioneer who helped settle the area west of Binghamton.

In 1961, the campus moved across the Susquehanna River to Vestal. Growing enrollment and a reputation for excellence soon led to the selection of Harpur College as one of four doctorate-granting University Centers in the SUNY system.

In 1965, the campus was formally designated the State University of New York at Binghamton, and in 1992, Binghamton University was adopted as our informal name.

Mission Statement

Binghamton University is a premier public university dedicated to enriching the lives of people in the region, state, nation and world through discovery and education and to being enriched by partnerships with those communities.

Vision Statement

Binghamton as an institution is dedicated to higher education, one that combines an international reputation for graduate education, research, scholarship and creative endeavor with the best undergraduate programs available at any public university.

We are an academically selective community that shares ideas across departments, disciplines and borders. We encourage faculty, students and staff to ask unexpected questions, foster open dialog and develop innovative solutions to important problems.

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