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


Inaugurated in the fall of 2001, Macaulay Honors College 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.

The Academic Advisor position is located at Baruch College. The primary responsibility of the Academic 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 Student Services at Macaulay Honors College, with an additional reporting responsibility to the Macaulay Director at Baruch College, the Academic Advisor will encourage honors students to develop the intellectual curiosity, civic engagement, and meritorious conduct expected of all Honors students. Advisors are 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.

In addition to the CUNY Title Overview duties, additional duties include but are not limited to:

  • Provides academic advisement to a cohort of Honors College students on a range of issues including academic progress and policies, and career counseling in order to assist them in making appropriate choices and decisions.

  • Utilizes multiple technologies to advise and communicate with student caseload including CUNYFirst, degree audit software, university database system, project management software, social media, and CRM.

  • Collaborates with colleagues within the student services offices at Baruch College, Macaulay Honors College administration, and department liaisons to promote the success of students.

  • Participates in planning and implementation of orientation for new students.

  • Participates in providing developmental academic advising for all students on an appointment and walk-in basis.

  • Participates in a freshmen year seminar.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's Degree required.

A preferred candidate should have:

  • Two years of higher education administration, advising or related experience.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

  • Experience with student information and automated degree audit systems.

  • Familiarity with best practices in academic advisement.

  • Ability to work as a member of a team.

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

  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.


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




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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October 2, 2018


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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Job Title: Academic Advisor - Macaulay Honors College

Job ID: 18361

Location: Graduate Center

Regular/Temporary: Regular