CUNY Senior Academic Advisor - Special Academic Sessions in Bronx, New York


Lehman College seeks a Senior Academic Advisor for Special Academic Sessions. This position recruits and advises students to the College in conjunction with academic partners.

Additional duties include:

  • Develop, maintain, and staff offices at community colleges in New York City and Westchester County on a rotating basis (the position will be on-campus at Lehman College at least one day per week).

  • Advise students participating in guaranteed admission programs at community colleges regarding degree requirements.

  • Facilitate the application and transfer process for community college students.

  • Schedule and host events on a regular basis at academic partner institutions and at Lehman to promote transfer.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with faculty and staff at all campuses and partner institutions.

  • Expand and promote articulation agreements between community colleges and Lehman College.

  • Maintain and expand current pipeline programs with high school, CBO, and community college partners.

This position may require evening hours.


Bachelor's degree and four years' related experience required. Master's degree and knowledge of PeopleSoft, Degree Works, and Microsoft Office preferred.

The ability to communicate in writing is an important job-related competency. All candidates will draft a writing sample as part of the interview process to demonstrate their ability to write memos and letters that are grammatically correct and express information clearly.


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




Salary commensurate with education and experience.

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 CVs will begin December 28, 2016 and continue until a candidate has been identified.


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: Lehman College

Job Title: Senior Academic Advisor - Special Academic Sessions

Job ID: 15919

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular