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Assistant Director of Academic Advising

Categories: Northeast Region 1


College of Engineering


Cornell University

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Position Description

Cornell University's College of Engineering, the preeminent engineering school in the Ivy League. The college has a long history of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education within the context of a uniquely broad and renowned research-intensive university. Its strengths have developed from a fearlessness to question established thinking, a genuine commitment to students, and a sincere desire to make the world a better place for all.Through academic offerings of fourteen undergraduate majors, nineteen minors and a wide array of experiential learning opportunities, Cornell Engineering students are learning to change the world. They think their way over, under, around, and through problems, with a tenacious and entrepreneurial spirit, to make the world a better place. Our faculty and staff are passionate about educating our students and supporting them in their curricular and co-curricular endeavors.


The Assistant/Associate Director will collaborate with Engineering Student Services staff, Diversity Programs in Engineering staff, and University Academic and Student Affairs professionals to assess, design, develop and implement programs and services to support the holistic development and academic success of Engineering students.

Engineering Advising is responsible for the first-year matriculation process, Engineering Orientation Program, Peer Advising Program, coordination of the First-year Engineering Seminar Course, Early Intervention program, sophomore major affiliation process, specialty advising (study abroad, pre-health, internal transfer, academic actions, leaves and rejoins), the Undergraduate Engineering Handbook and supporting students of concern.

Other responsibilities include making appropriate referrals to University resources, serving as a liaison to academic departments, interpreting and explaining college and university policies and procedures, maintaining timely and accurate documentation and records, and assisting with the development of Engineering Advising publications and communications.

Application Process

Institution Information

With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus opening on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.We offer a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave and flexible work options.

Contact Information

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Required Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree

The position requires a minimum of three (3) years of advising experience in a college or university or other closely related experience.

Knowledge of the Engineering curriculum and profession are not prerequisites for this position.

The successful candidate should demonstrate excellent communication and organizational skills, a strong work ethic, knowledge of student development theory and practice, and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a high-performing team.

Demonstrated ability to interact with faculty, staff, and students are key priorities.

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's in higher education administration, social work, counseling or related field preferred.