CUNY Academic Advisor - BMCC Learning Academy in New York, New York


Borough of Manhattan Community College seeks an experienced individual who has the ability to work independently and as part of a successful BMCC Learning Academy team serving a diverse student population. The ideal candidate will provide a supportive environment and have the ability to easily build rapport and professional relationship with students, staff and the community. BMCC Learning Academy (BLA) offers to students an integrated and comprehensive system of support from the point of admission to graduation or transfer out. The key program features include a consolidated block schedule with high impact activities, faculty mentorship, comprehensive advisement, academic success workshops and connection to all student support services and campus resources. Further information is available at

Reporting to the Director of the BMCC Learning Academy, the successful candidate will be responsible, but not limited to, the following:

  • Cohort based academic advisement and registration of courses.

  • Conduct seminars and workshops on topics such as Liberal Arts Careers, Time Management; and preparing for Transfer on weekly basis.

  • Coordinate trips and out of classroom activities such as senior college trips.

  • Establish and maintain student files, databases and records.

  • May specialize in specific student group or major.

  • Monitor student academic progress, referring students to appropriate support services.

  • Monitoring and respond to Early Alert system.

  • Prepare cohort enrollment and retention reports.

  • Provide ongoing student academic support.

  • Work closely with Admissions, Registrar and Enrollment Management area on student recruitment and retention projects.

  • Work collaboratively with Student Support Services including, but not limited to: tutoring, mentoring, academic advisement, counseling, career services and financial aid.


Bachelor’s degree in any related field: Student Personnel Administration, Higher Education, Social Science, Education, Communication or Counseling).


  • Experience working in special programs and/or a cohort model.

  • Experience Advising Community College students.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel and Access.

  • Strong organizational, project management, communication, and facilitation skills.

  • Experience with event planning and promotion.

  • Detail-oriented multi-tasker with independent initiative and good judgement.

  • Experience working in collaboration with students, staff/ faculty and administration.


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




Salary: $39,282 - $48,210

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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March 26, 2018


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.

Job Title: Academic Advisor - BMCC Learning Academy

Job ID: 18381

Location: Borough of Manhattan CC

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular