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Academic Advisor (Sophomore Advisor)

Categories: Northeast Region 1



Center for Academic Advisement and Student Success


CUNY Brooklyn College

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Position Description
Academic Advisor (Sophomore Advisor)
Job ID: 21066
Location: Brooklyn College
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Brooklyn College invites applications for Academic Advisor for Sophomores in the Center for Academic Advisement and Student Success (CAASS). Reporting to the Director, the Academic Advisor (Sophomore Advisor), will assist with assessing student needs, goals, interests, and prior academic experiences in order to guide students in the design and implementation of a successful academic plan. The incumbent will also collaborate with faculty, staff, and campus support services to address the academic needs of Brooklyn College students.
-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.
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.

September 26, 2019
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.

In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, the Sophomore Advisor's duties include but are not limited to the following:
-Advise all students regarding their academic plan, course selection, and academic standards
-Participate in all new student advisement and registration initiatives with CAASS and the First College Year (FCY) program
-Participate and present seminars and/or workshops information in order to improve student engagement, satisfaction, career exploration, and career preparedness
-Support sophomore student progress through meta-major, major selection, and degree completion in four years
-Process student enrollment and educational plan in DegreeWorks.
-Assist with student intake, appointment scheduling, workshop registration, and administrative tasks within the area.
-Assist with the design and implementation of targeted communication to support the advisement and registration process for sophomores.
-Collaborate with various Enrollment Management and Student Affairs offices to investigate student concerns and advocate on behalf of students when necessary
-Participate in office staff development, workshops, programs, and administrative functions
-Maintain student advisement files. Prepare reports for management or external parties as needed
-Monitor student academic progress toward degree completion, referring students to appropriate-campus support services

Application Process
HOW TO APPLYVisit and click on "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.Please submit your application online by clicking on “Apply Now” below. In order to be considered, applicants must upload a cover letter (referenced Job ID # 21066), current resume, and contact information (name, phone number, and email address) for three references in doc or pdf format.

Institution Information
CUNY Brooklyn College

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Required Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree required.

Preferred Qualifications
-Experience in academic advisement in higher education
-Working knowledge of CUNYfirst, Degree Works, Blackboard, Hobsons and/or advising systems
-Experience working with a diverse student population
-Strong interpersonal/human relations skills
-Excellent written and verbal skills
-Ability to maintain confidentiality
-Ability to work a flexible schedule required, including some evening and weekend hours.
-Ability to maintain ongoing knowledge of academic curricula and college policies