Job Positions

Coordinator of Academic Advisement

Categories: Not Region Specific


Student Success Center


Alfred State College

Date Posted:

Aug 10 2022 9:46AM

Close Date:

Oct 7 2022

Position Description

Alfred State is looking for a dynamic professional academic advisor to manage the college's hybrid- advising program and the Academic Advising Center. This position will be responsible for supervising the Center's professional advisors. This individual will work collaboratively with the staff in Student Success and EOP areas. This person will work directly with the Registrar's, Admissions, and Financial Aid offices. This person will provide professional development for new faculty advisors, coordinate other professional development regarding best practices of active advisors, and maintain the college's advising handbook. The professional academic advisors will collaborate with a team of Academic Success Coaches similarly dedicated to providing the best possible student success support experiences for students. This is a 12-month position.


The successful candidate will: Run a center that provides both walk-in and scheduled appointment times on a weekly basis in the Academic Advising Center and other locations across campus Conduct or coordinate group advising sessions (seminars) for particular majors Provide professional development to new faculty advisors (Develop and implement advising training programs materials, services, and strategies for use with students, faculty advisors, and students) Serve as a centrally located point of contact for students and make referrals to other resources and offices Collaborate with academic success coaches to provide holistic support for students on probation, ASOP, and to aid in their success Support new students at orientations, open houses, and other related public and internal events Coordinate pre-scheduling of first year and transfer students Co-advise and coordinate co-advisement for students with department faculty advisor, or transition students to a department faculty when appropriate Update the college's academic advising handbook, and coordinate changes and updates with the records and financial services office Learn all necessary campus systems related to job duties, i.e., Excel, Banner, Blackboard, D2L Brightspace, and Degree Works Develop, test, and maintain, academic advising software Maintain contacts with other campus offices including all academic departments Assist in identifying issues with policies and regulations, and recommend changes Interpret academic policies and serve as a resource for students, faculty, parents, and academic advisors Maintain knowledge of all degree program requirements and assist department chairs in updating degree plans Coordinate advisement of undeclared majors and oversee courses in degree exploration Oversee advisement teams for students in undeclared, individual studies, and interdisciplinary studies majors Conduct annual assessment of student success metrics related to advising including, data collection, and analyses. Participate in regional, state, and national advising professional development professional development, college committees, and other projects as assigned Work collegially and professionally with constituents and all members of the college community at all times

Application Process

Institution Information

Nestled in a beautiful valley in the Southern Tier of New York, Alfred State has a long tradition of drawing the best faculty and staff from every field. This College of Technology offers outstanding opportunities in more than 70 majors, where project-based learning, sustainability, and civic engagement are cornerstones of the curricula. When students work on real-world problems, they learn how to think, not what to think, and they learn how to be involved in their community. That is why Alfred State graduates have a 99 percent employment and transfer rate. Our faculty is dedicated to teaching and the academic success of our students. Alfred State seeks educators who are student-centered and engage in the life of the College. Our tenure process emphasizes teaching and university service with a more flexible approach to scholarship and professional growth.

Additional Information

Pursuant to University policy, Alfred State College is committed to ensuring equal employment, education opportunity, and equal access to services, programs, and activities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender characteristics, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or ex-offender status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely based upon a protected characteristic. Public Notice/ Non-discrimination Notice Alfred State College does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, Veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, et cetera in its programs and activities. The following person has have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Matthew Ryan Interim Diversity Officer and Title IX Coordinator Alfred State College 10 Upper College Drive Alfred, NY 14802 All applicants are subject to a criminal, employment, and educational background check. This report is available on the college's website at: If you would like to receive the combined Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains this information, you can stop in and request one at the University Police Department, located in the TG House on Lower College Drive. You can also request a copy by calling the University Police Secretary at 607-587-3992.

Contact Information

Tammy Edwards,


Required Qualifications


Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree 3-5 years of experience in academic advising, academic success coaching, and/or counseling students Demonstrated understanding of the educational role of academic advising in enhancing student learning and development Ability to effectively, professionally, and tactfully interact and communicate, both orally and in writing, with a diverse community of students, faculty, staff, and visitors Ability to maintain strict confidentiality Understanding of and sensitivity to diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and developmental needs, with ability to work collegially and professionally with a diverse community and all constituents Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends, as needed

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications: Leadership or supervisory experience Teaching experience, specifically Career Exploration workshops and/or presentations Some online teaching, learning or advising experience Recent professional development related to current college student issues and student success strategies Experience in advising students who are academically at risk Experience with Blackboard, D2L Brightspace, Excel, Banner, and Degree-Works Experience with leading faculty development Experience in interdisciplinary studies education or advising experience