New York Seasonal Jobs

Job Information

Research Foundation CUNY Academic Advisor in New York City, New York

Job Title: Academic Advisor

PVN ID: LE-2108-004184

Category: Instruction and Social Service


Job Description

General Description

Lehman College has developed a comprehensive Step Up Program to support first-year students impacted by COVID as they transition to and during their first year of college. The Step Up Program will support students through academic support, socio-emotional support and academic advising. Reporting to the GPS Director, the Step Up Program Academic Advisor will collaborate with a team of GPS advisors to support the first-year students through their first year.

Other Duties

Primary Duties:

  • Assist with the registration, advising and onboarding of incoming students

  • Monitor and maintain assigned Step Up caseload, which includes advising and guiding students into the appropriate meta-major/ major through individual meetings and group information sessions both in-person and online

  • Advise students on academic issues with respect to curriculum and general education requirements, major and minor areas, and academic policies and standards including grading policies, and various appeal processes

  • Create pathways to faculty advisors for the cohort and partner with academic programs and administrative areas to develop and place students into mentoring, research, internship, summer/winter programs, and/or career shadowing opportunities

  • Develop and implement retention initiatives leveraging technology such as early alert software and communication tools

  • Participate in GPS’ outreach and retention campaigns such as CUNY’s Academic Momentum Initiative, INC, registration, etc. to support students

  • Participate in GPS committees, college-wide committees, and partner with GPS affiliated support services such as career and personal counseling, financial aid, and tutoring to support students

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Qualification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 4 years of academic advisement experience, OR Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline (e.g., guidance counseling, social work, student college personnel or psychology) with a minimum of 2 years of academic advisement experience;

  • Strong understanding of the needs of urban, first-generation college students

  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team;

  • Demonstrated ability to work well with faculty and administrators;

  • Willingness to work to evenings and weekends as needed;

  • Strong organization, project management and facilitation skills;

  • Ability to enter, monitor and interpret student data accurately;

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; and

  • Strong computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office, and aptitude to learn new systems as needed.

    Key Features


    Status Full Time

    Annual Salary Range $50,000.00 - $55,000.00

    Closing Date Oct 19, 2021 (Or Until Filled)


  • Apply

  • Print

  • Email

  • Linkedin

  • Facebook ( at RFCUNY)

  • Google

    • Twitter ( Openings at RFCUNY+