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Academic Success Business Advisor

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Advisement Center


SUNY Oswego

Date Posted:

Jun 19 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:


Position Description

State University of New York at Oswego Academic Success Business Advisor The Advisement Center at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a 12-month professional Academic Success Advisor staff position.

The Academic Success Business Advisor will provide academic advisement and support to incoming freshmen and transfer students during their first year at SUNY Oswego. The Advisor will collaborate with School of Business departments to develop appropriate action plan for students regarding their course schedule and curricular needs. The Advisor will also assist students in achieving their academic goals by helping them navigate through the challenges and demands of college and will be an intricate part in improving retention support efforts and inspiring students to a timely degree completion.


The Academic Success Advisor will also:

  • Advise a caseload of incoming freshmen, transfers students and register them for their first semester of courses.
  • Interact daily with students vie email, phone, and respond to student questions or concern.
  • Advise incoming students during summer orientation programs.
  • Collaborate with School of Business departments to ensure accurate academic policies and degree requirements.
  • Document student progress using Starfish and Degree Works.
  • Research and implement best practices within academic advising, academic success strategies, and other areas pertaining to the Advisement Center needs.
  • Research and implement best practices in working with first generation college students, diverse student populations, international students, and underrepresented student populations.
  • Collaborate with Advisement Center team members with collection and evaluation of data for advising and assessment purpose.
  • Assist Business faculty and students with advising issues such as registration, off-campus approval forms, study abroad programs and senior checklists.
  • Adhere to strict confidentiality and other ethical standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.

In addition, the Academic Success Business Advisor will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in presentation and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Application Process

To Apply: Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications, curriculum vitae (CV)/resume, copy of unofficial transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred, and contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically to: 

Visa sponsorship not available for this position. Files must be complete (all documents requested and required in the application instructions submitted) to be considered. Official transcripts required at time of appointment. In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing For Campus Safety information, please see the Annual Security and Fire Report (Clery): SUNY Oswego is a smoke free/tobacco/e-cigarette free campus. Further policy details, including education and cessation resources, can be found at: Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Institution Information

Description of Department: The AACSB-accredited School of Business enrolls approximately 1600 undergraduate and 300 graduate students. It offers undergraduate degrees in accounting, business administration, finance, human resource management, marketing, operations management, and risk management & insurance, two Master of Business Administration degrees, and several five year BS/MBA programs, in addition to minors in international business, business analytics, accounting and entrepreneurship. A point of pride is broad and active engagement of students in professional organizations. Classes are offered on the Oswego campus, in Syracuse and online. Click here to see the online MBA program ranked #40 by U.S. News and World Report. The School of Business values excellence in teaching and requires a commitment to research, instructional development and service in a diverse and global environment. Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive university located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. One of 13 comprehensive colleges in the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY) system, SUNY Oswego is recognized nationally for its academic quality, focus on student success outcomes, and the growing diversity of its student body.

Ranked 11th among public master's-level universities in the 2019 "Top Regional Universities in the North" by U.S. News and World Report, SUNY Oswego is also recognized among Princeton Review's Best Regional Colleges in the Northeast – an honor bestowed on the college every year since 2003. Inspired by a shared commitment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher education boundaries, SUNY Oswego provides a transformative experience to 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The college offers preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education, and its success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity across the entire campus community. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy, PI111121273

Additional Information

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff, visit: or

Date of Appointment: As soon as possible

Contact Information

Lisa McGhee-Larucente, Search Chair at


Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree by the time of appointment
  • Demonstrated student-centered approach and passion for student success with a focus on meeting the needs of diverse student populations
  • Professional experience assessing student academic needs
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in education, business, counseling, student personnel, or job-related field
  • Experience in the utilization of computer technology tracking systems such as Banner, Degree Works, and/ or Starfish.
  • Demonstrated experience working with and advocating for culturally diverse student populations, students with disabilities, and/ or English language learners.
  • Minimum two-year academic advising or student services experience.
  • Computer literacy including competency in Microsoft Office programs.