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SUNY Oneonta Academic Advisor in Oneonta, New York

Academic Advisor



Department:Academic Advisement

Locations:Oneonta, NY

Posted:Nov 17, 2022


Position ID:155959


Job Description:

Guided by our mission that SUNY Oneonta is a place where students grow intellectually, thrive socially, and live purposefully, the Academic Advisement Office invites applications for an Academic Advisor. This position works in a fast-paced office as part of an intentional advising model with both faculty and professional advisors working cooperatively to help students define and attain their academic and personal goals. Additionally, we enhance outreach and provide support to all students through general advisement, and specifically, with populations who may benefit from targeted advisement support including financial aid degree applicability, academic performance, and/or academic program exploration. To learn more about the Academic Advisement department, please visit

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Utilizing DegreeWorks and related tools to assist students with course selection and planning for enriching academic opportunities (internship, study abroad, research, etc.).

  • Assisting students with major and curriculum program options and career exploration.

  • Assisting students with understanding Degree Applicable Credit for financial aid.

  • Working with current and incoming students with pre- and post-transfer credit.

  • Connecting students to appropriate resource offices.

  • Working with undecided and/or probationary students.

  • Creating preset schedules for incoming students.

  • Participating in orientation activities, including but not limited to presenting to incoming students and assisting with schedule adjustments.

  • Outreach and programming, to include occasional evening and/or weekend events.

  • Assisting students with understanding college academic policies and procedures.

  • Supporting the College at campus wide events as needed.

Salary commensurate with experience: $50,148. Information on SUNY's comprehensive benefits offerings can be found at


Required qualifications: bachelor's degree; minimum of one year professional or two years paraprofessional experience in a college student service area; experience with student data software; demonstrated effective written communication skills and presentation skills, ability to work some weekends and evenings.

Preferred: master's degree; direct college level academic advising experience; knowledge of federal and state financial aid rules; experience with Ellucian's Banner student information system; experience with DegreeWorks; evidence of successful collaborations with other college offices; demonstrated ability to work with students for positive outcomes; demonstrated record of being highly motivated and self-directed; and experience working with and serving diverse populations.

Additional Information:

SUNY Oneonta enrolls about 5,500 students who pursue bachelor's or master's degrees or certificates in one of 60-plus academic programs. Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially, and live purposefully.

The College is located in the City of Oneonta, nestled in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, Oneonta is one of the top 20 picturesque small towns in America, according to Microsoft News. The natural beauty of the region is breathtaking year-round. Each season offers outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, boating, swimming, and skiing. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance, management, and culture. The College's rating is 4.5 with one recent review noting that it is the people that make SUNY Oneonta so special.

Application Instructions:

To apply online go to: Please upload a letter of interest, resume and contact information for three professional references (required).

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SUNY Oneonta values a diverse college community. Please visit our website on diversity at: Moreover, the College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.