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CUNY Academic ASAP Student Advisor (Multiple Positions) in New York, New York

Job Title: Academic ASAP Student Advisor (Multiple Positions)

Job ID: 22322

Location: Borough of Manhattan CC

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) is a vibrant, pluralistic learning community committed to the intellectual and personal growth of its students. BMCC bridges the economic and education opportunity gap for students, more than half of whom are the first in their families to attend college.

Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) supports motivated students earn an associate’s degree within three years. The program emphasizes enriched academic, financial and personal support including comprehensive and personalized advisement, career development, tutoring, tuition waivers, MTA MetroCards and textbook vouchers.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Advisement, the advisor provides a supportive environment to ensure the academic success of student cohorts. In addition to the responsibilities outlined in the CUNY Title Overview, the advisor:

  • Works with students to form academic plans and supports timely graduation.

  • Ensures student compliance with ASAP program requirements.

  • Establishes and maintains cohort files and database entry.

  • Works collaboratively with the team and provides referrals to appropriate campus support services.

  • Facilitates group seminars and activities.

  • Supports ASAP recruitment and retention initiatives.

  • Performs all duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree with four years related experience. Master’s degree preferred.

The preferred candidate will have:

  • Strong understanding of the needs and challenges facing students from diverse urban backgrounds.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.

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

  • Ability to maintain accurate and detailed records of student activities.

  • Computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft Word and Excel), and an aptitude to learn new systems as needed.

  • Experience using Starfish and CUNYfirst (PeopleSoft) is a plus.


Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) helps students earn their college degree as quickly as possible, by removing the financial, academic, and personal obstacles that many students confront. Key ASAP program features include a consolidated block schedule, cohorts by major, required full-time study and comprehensive advisement and career development services. Financial incentives include tuition waivers for financial aid eligible students, yearly textbook vouchers, and MetroCards for all students. Further information is available at

The ASAP Advisor is a member of an integrated College team providing individual academic, career and related support to an assigned group of college students as they progress through the program.

  • Delivers comprehensive advisement support services to an assigned group of students through degree completion

  • Conducts workshops and group advisement on topics of relevance and interest

  • Reviews student progress and tracks student use of academic support services

  • Conducts regular outreach to faculty and other college staff as needed to support student success

  • Maintains accurate tracking data and notes for each assigned student, recommending appropriate referrals and opportunity programs

  • Supports annual recruitment of students

  • Organizes periodic special events and programs for students, faculty and staff

  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Higher Education Assistant




Salary: $49,253 - $64,081

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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April 24, 2021


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