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Academic Senior Advisor (Sophomore Senior Advisor)

Categories: Northeast Region 1



Center for Academic Advisement and Student Success


CUNY Brooklyn College

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Position Description
Academic Senior Advisor (Sophomore Senior Advisor)
Job ID: 21032
Location: Brooklyn College
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Brooklyn College invites applications for Academic Senior Advisor for Sophomores in the Center for Academic Advisement and Student Success (CAASS. Reporting to the Director, the Senior Academic Advisor (Sophomore Senior Advisor), will assess 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 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.
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 Senior Advisor duties will include but are not limited to the following:
-Provide comprehensive advisement for all students regarding their academic plan, course selection, and academic standards
-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 for sophomores
-Participate in all new student advisement and registration initiatives with CAASS and the First College Year (FCY) program
-Support sophomore student progress through meta-major, major selection, and degree completion in four years
-Collaborate with Deans of all schools to transition students into their major departments by the end of sophomore year
-Collaborate with various Enrollment Management and Student Affairs offices to investigate student concerns and advocate on behalf of students when necessary
-Promote a deeper understanding of the specific needs of the sophomore student population across campus
-Participate in office staff development, workshops, programs, and administrative functions
-Work closely with The Office of Institutional Research and the Assistant Director of Advising Assessment to collect data and analyze trends regarding the sophomore population. Prepare cohort enrollment, retention, and assessment reports as needed
-Create, manage, and maintain student advisement files. Prepare reports and analysis 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# 21032), 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 and four years' related experience required.‚Äč

Preferred Qualifications
-Master's degree and four years' academic advisement experience in higher education.
-Knowledge and proven implementation of national best practices in academic advisement, academic momentum student success, and retention.
-Experience using CUNYfirst, Degree Works, Blackboard and Hobsons
-Advanced knowledge and experience utilizing advising systems, including e-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