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CUNY Academic Advisement & Transfer Center Academic Advisor in New York, New York

Academic Advisement & Transfer Center Academic Advisor

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Borough of Manhattan CC

Full/Part Time




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The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) is a vibrant, pluralistic learning community committed to students’ intellectual and personal growth. The College bridges the economic and educational opportunity gap for students, more than half of whom are the first in their families to attend college. Working to strengthen a culture of care inside and outside the classroom, we share a passion for learning with students from around the world. Strategically located in downtown Manhattan the College is in close proximity to the artistic communities of Tribeca and SoHo, the dynamic downtown financial district, and the center of New York City government at City Hall. BMCC prides itself on the diversity of our students. We are an inclusive community that promotes an atmosphere of mutual respect for each member’s ethnicity, gender, age, disability, religion, political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity, and national origin, among other personal characteristics. BMCC’s motto speaks to this shared sense of purpose and possibility: Start Here, Go Anywhere. We strive to increase degree completion, successful transfer, career achievement, and service and leadership within our community, New York City, and beyond.

Reporting to the Director of Academic Advisement & Transfer or her designee, the successful candidate will work with the student services area, including Registrar and Testing; deliver and coordinate academic advisement and transfer services to a diverse urban community college population; and work with a large number of students on an individual and group basis.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Initially meet with students and refer them to appropriate support services, if necessary;

  • Assist students with interpreting their CUNY placement scores and the remedial course sequence;

  • Assist with the delivery of transfer information sessions;

  • Provide academic audits for students preparing to apply for graduation;

  • Provide academic and transfer advisement, using various media (including e-advisement);

  • Conduct seminars and workshops on topics such as Liberal Arts Careers, Time Management, Preparing for Transfer, etc.;

  • Coordinate trips to senior colleges for students looking to transfer;

  • Work closely with Admissions’ and Registrar’s Offices on recruitment and retention projects;

  • Evening and/or weekend hours are required.


Bachelor's Degree required.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Two years of higher education and/or academic advising experience with a diverse student population preferred.

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communications and analytical skills are essential.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite.


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




$46,103 - $51,781

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.


Candidates should provide a CV/resume using our online recruiting system CUNYFirst at


December 1, 2023


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.