Senior Academic Advisor - Student Affairs (3 positions)

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Mar 28, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising
The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation''s leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 10428

Regular/Temporary: Regular


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




The Academic Success Center, under the Division of Student Affairs, provides comprehensive and developmental academic advisement to BCC students at various stages in their career.

Reporting to the Director of the Center, the Senior Academic Advisor will be responsible for:
- Providing developmental and intrusive academic advising to incoming and continuing students in associate degrees and certificate programs.
- Using current technology such as CUNYFirst, DegreeWorks, and OSSES to enhance and support the quality of the advisement program.
- Assisting students in identifying academic goals related to personal and professional objectives, and in developing appropriate academic plans that will inform their timely graduation.
- Providing timely and accurate information regarding curriculum and graduation requirements as well as policies concerning good academic standing and academic probation.


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


- A minimum of three years of relevant experience in an urban higher education setting preferred
- Strong understanding of the academic and personal challenges faced by community college students
- Ability to interact effectively as a team member
- Fluent in Microsoft Office applications, e.g. Excel, and working knowledge of web based advising technology
- Flexible schedule with occasional evenings and weekends as requested
- Bilingual in Spanish or French is a plus


$42,873 - $74,133; commensurate with qualifications 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 benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


Applicants must apply online by accessing the CUNY website at and navigating to the following links: "Employment", "Search for job listings", Job ID #10428.  Please attach resume, cover letter, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.  Please upload all documents as one file. Please do not include any other documentation.




CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.  We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.PI74824856