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CUNY Academic Advisor - CUNY Justice Academy (CJA) in New York, New York

Job Title: Academic Advisor - CUNY Justice Academy (CJA)

Job ID: 21328

Location: John Jay College

Regular/Temporary: Regular



John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) led by President Karol V. Mason and an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice. John Jay is a federally designated Hispanic-serving institution, it is ranked third in the nation in Black student success, and it is a top ten institution for promoting student social mobility. John Jay is proud to serve a diverse and dynamic student body of 15,000 students that includes nearly fifty percent students who are first in their family to attend college as well as students who are immigrants, from low-income families, or from other historically underrepresented groups.

The College participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in traditional criminal justice-related fields of study as well as in a robust portfolio of liberal arts and sciences programs that highlight themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. John Jay College seeks staff and faculty members who thrive in multicultural academic environments and are committed to access and excellence in higher education.


Reporting to the Lead Advisor for At Risk Students, the Academic Advisor will work collaboratively and with a focus on increasing student engagement and success to accomplish the duties listed in the CUNY Title Overview, as well as the following:

  • Disseminates information on college and CUNY policies and procedures and stays abreast of changing institutional information including admissions requirements, new programs, course changes, deadlines, important dates, costs, expanding facilities, updates in college-wide initiatives, transfer requirements, and state and federal mandates.

  • Participates in group and individual advisement and registration session for all new students (freshmen and transfer).

  • Works with case load of students on academic probation to develop individualized academic plans.

  • Serves as a CUNY Justice Academy (CJA) advisor for at least two partner community colleges. Provides advisement on and monitors eligibility status for the transition process to John Jay College. Participates in campus engagement events. Maintains tracking databases and CJA advising email account. Acts as a resource person to AAC and community college staff throughout mandatory advisement process.

  • Engages in professional development activities such as, joining professional organizations, staying current with professional standards and literature, and building information technology skills to enhance work performance.


Bachelor's Degree required.


-Bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, counseling or related field preferred.

  • One or two years of direct advising experience with one or more of the following student populations preferred: transfer students, disabled students, or students in academic difficulty.

-Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills are required.

-Ability to effectively interact with a diverse faculty, staff and student population while representing the Academic Advising Center and the College to internal and external constituents is required.


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




$39,282 - $51,153

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 resumes begins November 19, 2019.

Posting closes November 26, 2019.


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.