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Senior Academic Advisor

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Macaulay Honors College



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Position Description

Inaugurated in the fall of 2001, Macaulay Honors College is dedicated to providing outstanding educational opportunities for academically gifted students from the five boroughs of New York City and beyond. The Macaulay Honors College program includes generous financial support for each student, including a full-tuition merit scholarship and an Opportunities Fund grant. In addition, the Honors College offers unique interdisciplinary seminars focusing on New York City, training in instructional technology, dedicated mentors and advisors, prominent visiting professors, internships, study abroad experiences, and a Cultural Passport that provides entrée to the vast cultural resources of New York City. Macaulay operates in partnership with eight CUNY campuses: Baruch, Brooklyn, City, Hunter, John Jay, Lehman, Queens, and Staten Island; graduates are awarded a degree jointly conferred by Macaulay and their home campus. Currently, Macaulay Honors College has approximately 2,032 University Scholars enrolled on the eight campuses.Position DescriptionThis position is located at Baruch 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 Scholarships and Grants at Macaulay Honors College, with an additional reporting responsibility to the Macaulay Director at Baruch College, the Honors Advisor will encourage honors students to develop the intellectual curiosity, civic engagement, and meritorious conduct expected of all Honors students. Advisors will be 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. Honors Advisors will engage in the advisement and mentoring activities, listed below, on a full-time basis.


Provides expert and/or specialized academic counseling for a diverse student population.•Offers comprehensive advisement to full-time and part-time students.•Works with other academic affairs staff as well as enrollment and student affairs to assist students to declare majors and select appropriate courses.•Monitors student performance and takes appropriate action if necessary; resolves student problems regarding curricular requirements.•Develops academic plans and performs graduation audits.•Provides information to students regarding student support services, college policies, and program procedures and guidelines.•Facilitates workshops; assists with other department activities such as course scheduling.•Establishes and maintains student advisement files; prepares activity reports and analyses.•May supervise extramural activities, such as internships and community service; may assist with accreditation efforts as needed.•May provide career and transfer services and/or specialized program counseling•May supervise junior advising and/or clerical staff.•Improves advisory best practices through participation in the Advisors Council.•Performs related duties as assigned.Additional Duties•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.•Acts as liaison to campus student affairs and support services, such as career and counseling services, tutoring center, and registrar, bursar, and financial aid offices.•Advises students about required co-curricular activities including internships, study abroad, and community service; advise 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 participate 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.•Advises students about Macaulay required co-curricular activities, including internships, study abroad, and community service; advise also on other activities involving student organizations.•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.•Creates and/or act as an instructor and participate in other activities that help enrich the writing, academic skills, or pre-professional skills of Macaulay students.

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Institution Information

City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer, which complies with all applicable laws and regulations, and encourages inclusive excellence in its employment practices.

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Contact Information

35 West 67th St. New York, New York 10023 212 729-2900


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree required plus four years related experience

Preferred Qualifications

M.A. in student counseling, guidance, or a related discipline preferred, or advanced academic degree and counseling experience. •Four years of related experience preferred, with a minimum of two 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 •Must be familiar with the best practices in academic advisement. •The successful applicant should function well as a member of a team •Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse undergraduate student population is critical•Flexible work schedule, including some evening and weekend hours is required