CUNY Senior Academic Advisor - Macaulay Honors College in New York, New York

POSITION DETAILS

Inaugurated in the fall of 2001, Macaulay Honors College (MHC) is dedicated to providing outstanding educational opportunities for academically gifted students from the five boroughs of New York City and beyond. The Macaulay Honors College program includes generous financial support for each student, including a full-tuition merit scholarship and an Opportunities Fund grant. In addition, the Honors College offers unique interdisciplinary seminars focusing on New York City, training in instructional technology, dedicated mentors and advisors, prominent visiting professors, internships, study abroad experiences, and a Cultural Passport that provides entrée to the vast cultural resources of New York City. Macaulay operates in partnership with eight CUNY campuses: Baruch, Brooklyn, City, Hunter, John Jay, Lehman, Queens, and Staten Island; graduates are awarded a degree jointly conferred by Macaulay and their home campus. Currently, Macaulay Honors College has approximately 2,032 University Scholars enrolled on the eight campuses.

MHC is seeking a Senior Academic Advisor and this position is located at Brooklyn College. The primary responsibility of the Senior Academic Advisor/Honors Advisor is to advise and mentor honors students to maximize their chances of successful completion of a four-year baccalaureate degree. Reporting to the Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships at Macaulay Honors College, with an additional reporting responsibility to the Macaulay Director at Baruch College, the Honors Advisor will encourage honors students to develop the intellectual curiosity, civic engagement, and meritorious conduct expected of all Honors students. Advisors will be important resources to honors students, not only during their first two years in college but also as they move into their majors and begin to prepare for graduate and professional schools or other career objectives. The Honors Advisor will engage in advisement and mentoring activities.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Acts as liaison (for both the student and the college Honors program) to campus student affairs and support services, such as Career Services, Counseling Services, Tutoring Center, Registrar, Bursar, and Financial Aid.

  • Advises students about MHC’s required co-curricular activities, including internships, study abroad, and community service; advises on other activities involving student organizations;

  • Advises students on course selection each semester and monitors progress toward degree;

  • Advises students on selecting a major and finding major advisors and faculty mentors;

  • Assists students with graduate school and fellowship applications and post-baccalaureate job searches;

  • Consults with faculty to assist students undertaking independent study and study abroad opportunities;

  • Creates and/or acts as an instructor and participates in other activities that help enrich the writing, academic skills, or pre-professional skills of Macaulay students;

  • Leads first-year student seminars and participates in other activities that help provide a firm transition for honors students into college roles and expectations;

  • Oversees peer-mentoring or buddy systems and ambassador programs;

  • Participates in MHC’s activities on the campuses and centrally as well as in local and national professional development opportunities;

  • Participates in regular reviews of all honors students in terms of academic performance and community engagement; works with Honors Director to identify and retain at-risk students;

  • Reviews and approves student applications to utilize the Opportunities Fund;

  • Works closely with Honors Advisors at other campuses as well as with Macaulay central staff to support student success;

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

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

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

A preferred candidate should have:

  • M.A. in student counseling, guidance, or a related discipline preferred, or advanced academic degree and counseling experience.

  • Four years of related experience preferred, with a minimum of two years of relevant experience with high achieving or honors students, preferably in a diverse, urban institution of higher education.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

  • Experience with student information and automated degree audit systems.

  • Familiarity with the best practices in academic advisement.

  • Ability to function well as a member of a team.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse undergraduate student population.

  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule, including some evening and weekend hours.

CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW

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

CUNY TITLE

Higher Education Assistant

FLSA

Exempt

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

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.

HOW TO APPLY

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CLOSING DATE

August 7, 2017

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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

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: Graduate Center

Job Title: Senior Academic Advisor - Macaulay Honors College

Job ID: 16254

Regular/Temporary: Regular