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Senior Academic Advisor

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Nurse Education


Pace University

Date Posted:

Feb 22 2018 10:00PM

Close Date:

Open Until Filled

Position Description

The Sr. Academic Advisor in the Lienhard School of Nursing is primarily responsible for LSN undergraduate student advising, but is also expected to advise other CHP students as needed. The academic advisor is responsible for student recruitment, admission, orientation, progression, degree certification, event planning and comprehensive academic advising from admission through graduation. This position is critical to student satisfaction, a goal for national nursing accreditation. This individual will work closely with the academic department chair and Office of Academic Affairs staff as well as faculty advisors to facilitate the process for course/faculty scheduling and student advisement, address student issues that arise, coordinate orientation and retention programs, and prepare and revise student-centered written materials, such as handbooks and catalogs. In addition, the Sr. Academic Advisor will interface with the University Offices of Admissions and Office of Student Assistance staff and provide support to the Associate Dean in implementing selected recruitment activities.


  • Provide comprehensive advising services to students (from admission to graduation):
  • Adhere to the university’s FERPA rules for release of student information.
  • Schedule advising appointments with all assigned advisees each semester maintaining frequent contact via email communication, listservs, and in-person appointments (minimally 2 per semester for freshman and sophomores; once a semester for RN4 juniors/seniors, ABSN students, and I-Pace students).
  • Provide walk-in advising hours to facilitate student drop-in appointments for on campus students and web-based appointment for off-campus and online students. These hours should be physical posted and electronically announced.
  • Serve as a “one-stop” shop to ensure that all students’ needs, questions and concerns are taken care of at the time of each meeting.
  • Create all first semester student schedules; guide students in creating their schedules for each semester thereafter.
  • Identify students who are at risk and provide proactive advising and support.
  • Monitor registration and academic progress of each student to ensure degree completion.
  • Advise and monitor students in the Honor’s program, at least once a semester, facilitating their completion of the honors program by through appropriate course selection and connection with faculty for honor’s thesis.
  • Inform of the Provost UG Research Program and encourage participation.
  • Troubleshoot various issues and provide solutions to academic difficulties, including, but not limited to: time management, communication with professors, retroactive/late withdrawals, medical/non-medical leave absences.
  • Handle probation student communication, advisement, and tracking; follow-up with professors.
  • Work with the Degree-Audit Office to ensure students are on track for graduation submitting all necessary documentation and preparing needed waivers, substitutions, and transfer credits.
  • Serve as a liaison and maintain relationships with other departments, such as Counseling center, Disability Services, Career Services, Financial Aid, and Office for Student Assistance.
  • Provide required advising services and reports as requested by the Executive Associate Dean for Nursing (EAD) as they relate to both the Starfish Program and Pace Path. Registered Not Paid (RNP) outreach.
  • Contact all students on the RNP list and submit the completed RNP report to the EAD and Associate Dean for Students.
  • Submit a monthly Advising Report to the EAD detaining the total number of advising encounters per week by category. This report is due the first day of each month. Represent the CHP/LSN at all University, CHP, and LSN events. Work with the University Offices of Admissions and Office of Student Assistance and provide support to the Associate Dean in implementing recruitment events, admission conversion events, and College/School events including the LSN Calling Campaign, Open House, Pace Preview, Admitted Student events, and other events and activities.
  • Represent the CHP/LSN at external recruitment events.
  • Assist and participate in the planning of CHP/LSN involvement in commencement and pre-commencement/award ceremonies.
  • Be available at these events and contribute to their overall success.
  • Update curriculum worksheets as directed.
  • Participate in multiple committees university-wide to improve overall services and student experience.
  • Engage in professional development activities, including membership in professional organizations; attendance at University provided training sessions and workshops, and attend conferences as appropriate to job responsibilities.
  • Note: Participation in UNIV 101 requires approval from the EAD. Once approved, hours spent teaching Univ 101 that occur during the regularly scheduled workday will be made up by extending work hours. This schedule will be approved by the EAD.

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Institution Information

Pace University For more than 100 years, Pace University has been preparing students to become leaders in their fields by providing an education that combines exceptional academics with professional experience and the New York advantage. Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County. A private metropolitan university, Pace enrolls nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in the College of Health Professions, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Education, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

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Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Counseling preferred or a related area.
  • Two years’ experience in academic settings in higher education.
  • Excellent interpersonal relations skills to work with undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Knowledge of computer technology and routine programs, e.g., Excel, Word.
  • A positive and enthusiastic attitude is critical to success in the role, as well a strong commitment to teamwork.
  • Professionalism (in appearance, attitude, and work ethic), integrity, and sensitivity to the needs of a diverse student population are required attributes.
  • Monday to Friday 9 – 5, with alternate hours for recruitment events and other special functions. Work schedule to include two days per week in the NYC office.

Preferred Qualifications