Job Positions

Honors Advisor

Categories: Northeast Region 1

Department:

Macaulay Honors College

Institution:

City University of New York (CUNY)

Date Posted:

Aug 16 2018 10:00PM

Close Date:

9/4/18
 

Position Description

In collaboration with eight of CUNY’s senior campuses, Macaulay Honors College (MHC) provides the most promising undergraduate students with an elite academic program of interdisciplinary seminars, personalized advisement, and experiential learning supported by dedicated funding for study abroad, internships, and research. With an entering class of approximately 550 students distributed on campuses across the five boroughs of New York City, Macaulay’s student body embraces the diversity of New York and represents the best and brightest of our next generation of leaders. The Honors Advisor position is located at City College. The primary responsibility of the Honors Advisor is to advise and mentor honors students to maximize their chances of successful completion of a four-year baccalaureate degree. Reporting to the Director of Student Services at Macaulay Honors College, with an additional reporting responsibility to the Macaulay Director at City College, the Honors Advisor will encourage honors students to develop the intellectual curiosity, civic engagement, and meritorious conduct expected of all Honors students. Advisors are important resources to honors students, not only during their first two years in college but also as they move into their majors and begin to prepare for graduate and professional schools or other career objectives.

Duties

Duties include but are not limited to: - Advises students on course selection each semester and monitor progress toward degree; - Advises students on selecting a major and finding major advisors and faculty mentors; - Consults with faculty to assist students undertaking independent study and study abroad opportunities; - Advises students about required co-curricular activities including internships, study abroad, and community service; advises on other activities involving student organizations and events; - Reviews and approves student applications to utilize the Opportunities Fund; - Assists students with graduate school and fellowship applications and post-baccalaureate job searches; - Participates in regular reviews of all honors students in terms of academic performance and community engagement; works with Honors Director to identify and retain at-risk students; - Leads first-year student seminars and participates in other activities that help provide a firm transition for honors students into college roles and expectations; - Oversees peer-mentoring or buddy systems and ambassador programs; - Works closely with Honors Advisors on the other campuses as well as with Macaulay central staff to support student success; - Participates in Macaulay Honors activities on the campuses and centrally as well as in local and national professional development opportunities; - Acts as liaison (for both the student and the college Honors program) to campus student affairs and support services, such as Career Services, Counseling Services, Tutoring Center, Registrar, Bursar, and Financial Aid; - Acts as an instructor and participates in other activities that help enrich the writing, academic skills, or pre-professional skills of Macaulay students; - Performs other duties as assigned.

Application Process

How to Apply: 1. Please apply using the link below: home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu/psp/cnyepprd/GUEST/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=19181&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1 Click on "Apply Now" which will bring you to the registration screen. If you are a new user, you must register to apply. If you already have a user ID, please use your existing ID to apply. Make sure to upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references (name, title, and organization) by the closing date. Please upload all documents in Word or PDF format. OR 2. Go to http://cuny.jobs/ and search for Job ID 19181.

Institution Information

In collaboration with eight of CUNY’s senior campuses, Macaulay Honors College (MHC) provides the most promising undergraduate students with an elite academic program of interdisciplinary seminars, personalized advisement, and experiential learning supported by dedicated funding for study abroad, internships, and research. With an entering class of approximately 550 students distributed on campuses across the five boroughs of New York City, Macaulay’s student body embraces the diversity of New York and represents the best and brightest of our next generation of leaders.

Additional Information

 

Contact Information

Regina Pakh

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and four years' related experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

A preferred candidate should have: - M.A. in student counseling, guidance, or a related discipline or advanced academic degree and counseling experience. - Two (2) years of relevant experience with high achieving or honors students, preferably in a diverse, urban institution of higher education. - Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills are essential. - Experience with student information and automated degree audit systems. - Familiarity with best practices in academic advisement. - Ability to work as a member of a team. - Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse undergraduate student population. - Ability to work a flexible work schedule, including some evening and weekend hours.