CUNY Graduate Center, Macaulay Honors College
Academic Advisor – Macaulay Honors College
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Academic Advisor – Macaulay Honors College
Job ID: 18361
Compensation: Salary commensurate with education and experience
Closing Date: October 2, 2018
In collaboration with eight of CUNY’s senior campuses, Macaulay Honors College (MHC) provides the most promising undergraduate students with an elite academic program of interdisciplinary seminars, personalized advisement, and experiential learning supported by dedicated funding for study abroad, internships, and research. With an entering class of approximately 550 students distributed on campuses across the five boroughs of New York City, Macaulay’s student body embraces the diversity of New York and represents the best and brightest of our next generation of leaders.
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.
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.
CUNY Title Overview:
- 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.
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.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
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.
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