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Academic Advisor - 2 Positions

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Office of Campus-Wide Advising


Morrisville State College

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Position Description

Morrisville State College seeks two full-time, 12-month Academic Advisors


Serve as academic advisor liaison to assigned school and for students in related majors:

Advise students in degree completion requirements and procedures, including course selection and registration.

Actively monitor student degree progress and make appropriate recommendations.

Assist students in designing a plan of study and defining their academic and career goals and support student's transition from high school to college.

Identify student's needs for services and make appropriate referrals.

Maintain students' records and files.

Maintain systematic contact with advisees and proactively reach out to and follow up with students by phone, email, text message, and chat.

Serve as campus-wide academic advisor.

Facilitate study sessions.

Assist the Director of Campus-wide Advising with student programming, resource design, and other program initiatives.

Assist the Director of Campus-wide Advising with monitoring retention software programs, coordinating faculty and student training/programming related to software, preparing appropriate reports, and responding to student need/issues as indicated by software.

Participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the goals and objectives of the Advising program.

Serve on department and campus-wide committees.

Participate in professional development initiatives.

Application Process

Apply online at Application materials should include resume and cover letter. Consideration of candidates will begin June 30, 2017 and continue until position is filled. Morrisville State College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. The College actively seeks applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

Institution Information

Morrisville State, a college that leverages the expansive resources of the State University of New York, is a model of innovative applied education. Located in the center of New York State, the College offers students hands-on, experiential learning in modern classrooms and specialized facilities, many of which are rare or one-of-a-kind in higher education. Morrisville's 3,000 students - who come from diverse backgrounds across the state and around the world - choose from more than 80 Associates and Bachelors degree programs that embrace agriculture, technology, business, social sciences, including psychology and criminal justice, and the liberal arts. An internship program that prepares students for success in the 21st-century workplace ranks among the top ten in the nation. At Morrisville, motivated students work alongside talented faculty members - many with field experience - to imagine, build, and test practical, sustainable solutions to some of the fundamental questions confronting a shrinking world with diminishing resources. Recognizing the importance of diversity in assuring the success of students and graduates in an increasingly global environment, the College is committed to equity and inclusion in all aspects of hiring and employment.

Additional Information


Contact Information

J. E. Rizzo, Director of Campus-wide Advising


Phone: (315) 684-6512


Required Qualifications

Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse student populations, including first-generation college students and students from low-income backgrounds.

Strong interpersonal, intercultural, and written communication skills.

Strong time management skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities.

Must be able to work flexible hours including occasional evenings and weekends.

Two years of experience in post-secondary instruction, academic counseling, career counseling, student affairs, or similar.

Bachelor's degree in education, counseling, student affairs, human services, social work,or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Bi-lingual skills preferred.

Master's degree in education, counseling, student affairs, human services, social work, or a related field preferred.