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Professional Academic Advisor (3 Positions)

Categories: Northeast Region 1


VPA of Student Affairs


Syracuse University

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Position Description

This position is a member of the professional undergraduate academic advising team for VPA Student Affairs. This person provides general academic advising, pre-registration advising, progress-toward-degree advising, advising external transfers, intra-university transfers (IUTs), and major exploration for approximately 500 undergraduates. Works with wide variety of populations including at-risk students (probation, readmission, suspension), prospective first-year students and external transfers, IUTs, military students, faculty and administration, and offices across campus.


  • Provide one-on-one advising to undergraduates on wide variety of topics including majors and minors, studying abroad, degree progress, fulfilling requirements, etc. Maintain up-to-date and accurate student records, ensuring requirements are met for all undergraduate and graduate students via degree audits and regular communications with advisees. Prepare student degree certifications.
  • Serve as point of contact for external transfer students. Initiate credit evaluations for accepted students, which includes extensive research and knowledge of other credit systems inside and outside Syracuse University, advising, mapping out major progression, and scheduling first semester to ensure timely graduation. Evaluate and approve all external/AP/IB transfer credit for first-year and intra-university transfer students as well as assume responsibility for first-year registration including advising incoming first-year students and approval of course choices. Maintain transfer credit evaluation system.
  • Deliver informational workshops for students on variety of topics including first-year/sophomore decisions such as the internal transfer process, changing majors within VPA, selecting a minor, study abroad opportunities, etc. Each advisor may oversee a particular office process such as Intra-University Transfer, Post Enrollment Requirement Checking, and First-Term Enrollment Selections.
  • Identify, reach out to and refer at-risk students to provide support, guidance and referral. Referrals may include academic departments, faculty, support services (Center For Learning and Student Success, Writing Center, math clinics), crisis intervention (Office of Student Assistance), personal counseling and therapy (Counseling Center), financial aid, residence life and other University resources.
  • Assist in opening weekend events, Convocation and family weekend events.

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Institution Information

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.

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Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required, master's preferred.
  • Three to five years academic advising experience, preferably in four-year college setting.
  • Attention to detail and ability to work accurately required.
  • Team player.

Preferred Qualifications