Job Positions

Academic Advisor

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Campuswide Advising Office


Morrisville State College

Date Posted:

Feb 21 2018 10:00PM

Close Date:

Open Until Filled

Position Description

Morrisville State College seeks candidates for a full-time, 12-month Academic Advisor.


  • Serve as academic advisor liaison to assigned school and for students in related majors:
  • Advise students in degree completion requirements and procedures, including course selection and registration.
  • Actively monitor student degree progress and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Assist students in designing a plan of study and defining their academic and career goals and support student's transition from high school to college.
  • Identify student's needs for services and make appropriate referrals.
  • Maintain students' records and files.
  • Maintain systematic contact with advisees and proactively reach out to and follow up with students by phone, email, text message, and chat.
  • Serve as a Campus-wide advisor.
  • Facilitate study sessions.
  • Assist the Director of Campuswide Advising with student programming, resource design, and other program initiatives.
  • Assist the Director of Campuswide Advising with monitoring retention software programs, coordinating faculty and student training/programming related to software, preparing appropriate reports, and responding to student need/issues as indicated by software.
  • Participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the goals and objectives of the Advising program.
  • Serve on department and campus-wide committees.
  • Participate in professional development initiatives.

Application Process

Apply online at Application materials should include resume and cover letter. Consideration of candidates will begin February 12, 2018 and continue until position is filled. Morrisville State College is committed to creating a vibrant community enriched by diverse perspectives, talents and experiences. We encourage applications from candidates who share this commitment and will contribute to the diversity of our college community, especially members of historically under-represented groups. AA/EOE 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

Morrisville State, a college that leverages the expansive resources of the State University of New York, is a model of innovative applied education. Located in the center of New York State, the college offers students hands-on, experiential learning in modern classrooms and specialized facilities, many of which are rare or one-of-a-kind in higher education. Morrisville's 3,000 students - who come from diverse backgrounds across the state and around the world - choose from more than 80 associate and bachelor degree programs that embrace agriculture, technology, business, social sciences, including Psychology, Criminal Justice, and the liberal arts. An internship program that prepares students for success in the 21st-century workplace ranks among the top ten in the nation. At Morrisville, motivated students work alongside talented faculty members - many with field experience - to imagine, build, and test practical, sustainable solutions to some of the fundamental questions confronting a shrinking world with diminishing resources. The main campus is 30 miles southeast of Syracuse and 30 miles southwest of Utica; it is a half-hour drive from the New York State Thruway with easy access to Albany (two hours), Rochester (two hours), Buffalo (three hours) and New York City (four hours). The Morrisville State College Norwich campus has been serving the Norwich community and the surrounding areas for more than 46 years, offering students associate degree options such as Criminal Justice, Computer Information Technology, and Nursing. The campus is also used by businesses, not-for-profits and community partners for training, events and videoconferencing. The Syracuse Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), administered by Morrisville State College, provides the urban community of Syracuse with innovative academic programs leading to higher education as well as vocational training programs leading to gainful employment and economic self-sufficiency. Recognizing the importance of diversity in assuring the success of students and graduates in an increasingly global environment, Morrisville State College is committed to equity and inclusion in all aspects of hiring and employment.

Additional Information


Contact Information

Human Resources: (315) 684-6038


Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in education, counseling, student affairs, human services, social work, or a related field.
  • Three to five years of experience in post-secondary instruction, academic counseling, career counseling, or student affairs.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse student populations, including first-generation college students and students from low-income backgrounds.
  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural, and written communication skills.
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
  • Morrisville State College is seeking candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to providing leadership in building equitable, diverse, and inclusive environments.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with ELL preferred.