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CUNY Senior Academic Advisor (Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College) in New York, New York

Senior Academic Advisor (Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College)

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Hunter College

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The primary responsibility of the Senior Academic Advisor of the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College 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 the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College, the Senior 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.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Advises students on course selection each semester and monitor progress toward degree;

  • Advises students on selecting a major and finding major advisors and faculty mentors;

  • Consults with faculty to assist students undertaking independent study and study abroad opportunities;

  • Advises students about required co-curricular activities including internships, study abroad, and community service; advises on other activities involving student organizations and events;

  • Reviews and approves student applications to utilize the Opportunities Fund;

  • Assists students with graduate school and fellowship applications and post-baccalaureate job searches;

  • Participates in regular reviews of all honors students in terms of academic performance and community engagement; works with Director to identify and retain at-risk students;

  • Leads first-year student seminars and participates in other activities that help provide a firm transition for honors students into college roles and expectations;

  • Oversees peer-mentoring or buddy systems and ambassador programs;

  • Works closely with Advisors on the other campuses as well as with Macaulay central staff to support student success;

  • Participates in Macaulay Honors activities on the campuses and centrally as well as in local and national professional development opportunities;

  • Acts as liaison (for both the student and the college honors program) to campus student affairs and support services, such as Career Services, Counseling Services, Tutoring Center, Registrar, Bursar, and Financial Aid;

  • Acts as an instructor and participates in other activities that help enrich the writing, academic skills, or pre-professional skills of Macaulay students;

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree and four years' related experience required.


A preferred candidate should have:

  • M.A. in student counseling, guidance, or a related discipline or advanced academic degree and counseling experience.

  • Two (2) years of relevant experience with high achieving or honors students, preferably in a diverse, urban institution of higher education.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills are essential.

  • 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 a flexible work schedule, including some evening and weekend hours.


Provides expert and/or specialized academic counseling a diverse student population.

  • Offers comprehensive advisement to full-time and part-time students

  • Works with other academic affairs staff as well as enrollment and student affairs to assist students to declare majors and select appropriate courses

  • Monitors students' performances and takes appropriate action if necessary; resolves students' problems regarding curricular requirements

  • Develops academic plans and performs graduation audits

  • Provides information to students regarding student support services, college policies and program procedures and guidelines

  • Facilitates workshops; assists with other department activities such as course scheduling

  • Establishes and maintains student advisement files; prepares activity reports and analyses

  • May supervise extramural activities, such as internships and community service; may assist with accreditation efforts as needed

  • May provide career and transfer services and/or specialized program counseling

  • May supervise junior advising and/or clerical staff

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Senior Academic Advisor


Higher Education Assistant




Salary commensurate with education and experience: $62,411-$86,645

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.


Applications must be submitted online by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website To search for this vacancy, click on SEARCH ALL POSTINGS and in SEARCH JOBS field, enter the Job Opening ID number 26585

Click on the "APPLY NOW" button and follow the application instructions. Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should follow the instructions to set up an account.

Please have your documents available to attach into the application before you begin. Note, the required material must be uploaded as ONE document under CV/ Resume (do not upload individual files for a cover letter, references, etc.). The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters – also DO NOT USE SYMBOLS (such as accents (é, è, (â, î or ô), ñ, ü, ï , –, _ or ç)).

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please include:

  • Cover Letter and/ or Statement of scholarly interests

  • Curriculum Vitae/ Resume

  • Names and contact information of 3 references

Upload all documents as ONE single file-- PDF format preferred.


The search will remain open until the position is filled. The committee will begin reviewing complete applications on April 24, 2023. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered if the position/s remain open after initial round.


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