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CUNY Senior Academic Advisor - Peer Advising Program in New York, New York

Job Title: Senior Academic Advisor - Peer Advising Program

Job ID: 22758

Location: Baruch College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The Office of Undergraduate Advisement and Orientation provides comprehensive academic advisement to all Baruch undergraduates. The advisement staff promotes student-centered partnerships that encourage and support students both in their academic success and in meeting academic and personal goals. Academic advisors participate in early intervention programs for first-year students, new student orientation, academic probation workshops, and one-on-one advisement sessions, e-advisement and various on campus events. This position reports to the Executive Director of the Office of Undergraduate Advisement and Orientation.

In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, the Senior Academic Advisor – Peer Advising Program duties will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Provide comprehensive advisement for all students regarding their academic plan, course selection, and academic standards

  • Partner in developing and assist in the management of a new peer advising program

  • Manage a caseload of students; ensuring student focused information is shared in a timely, supportive and holistic manner

  • Monitor student academic progress toward degree completion, referring student to appropriate campus support services

  • Develop and conduct seminars and/or workshops in order to improve student engagement, satisfaction, career exploration, and career preparedness

  • Design and implement targeted communication to support the advisement and registration processes.

  • Participate in new student advisement

  • Work collaboratively with academic departments to ensure updated information is shared with staff and students

  • Assist with other related projects as requested


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

The preferred candidate will have:

Master's degree in an appropriate discipline (ex. higher education, counseling, social work)

Key contributor within a peer advising program

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

Strong organization, project management, communication, and facilitation skills

Ability to maintain accurate and detailed records of student activities

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Familiarity with Student Development Theory

Strong interpersonal/human relations skills

Computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office (Access and Excel); and aptitude to learn new systems as needed

Knowledge of CUNYFirst (PeopleSoft) and Navigate

Ability to maintain ongoing knowledge of academic curricula and college policies

Ability to work a flexible schedule required, 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




$64,081 - $71,112; Salary commensurate with education and experience.

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 22, 2021


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.