Job Positions

Academic Advisor

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Decker School of Nursing


Binghamton University 

Date Posted:

May 8, 2019

Close Date:


Position Description

Decker School of Nursing Academic Advisors work to ensure students have the resources they need to succeed academically and personally. Our professional advising staff works with faculty to help students transition to the rigor of college coursework, make the most out of their time at Binghamton University and progress to graduation in a timely fashion.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Advising prospective, newly admitted, and current undergraduate and graduate students on academic and career goals
  • Referring students to available on and off-campus support services
  • Educating students about supplemental programs and opportunities
  • Coordinating, developing and facilitating outreach activities to help students gain knowledge about university resources, policies and procedures
  • Developing, planning and participating in new student orientation and recruitment events
  • Serving on committees as assigned
  • Maintaining thorough knowledge of degree requirements for current programs, including the University's General Education requirements and their application to each current and prospective nursing student
  • Developing and maintaining advising and academic information on the Decker Website, the University Bulletin, and the Decker Student Handbook
  • Effectively communicating with faculty, staff, students and other departments to enhance the advisement process
  • Providing support and general guidance to student organizations; student organization leadership; graduate assistants and peers
  • Serving as liaison to Academic Partnership's enrollment and retention services
  • Primary point of contact for student issues escalated and initiated by Academic Partnerships
  • Development and maintenance of training information/manuals
  • Managing transfer course equivalencies, evaluations and articulations
  • Serving as primary advisor to prospective, newly admitted, and continuing online populations
  • Online cohort application review and support
  • Streamlining application procedures and communications to decrease time to application decision and program start
  • Manage student holds related to mandatory requirements (i.e. clinical health requirements, mandatory orientation, etc)
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours are required.
  • Applicants should be highly organized, self-disciplined, proactive, able to work independently/effectively as a team member, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.    

Application Process

Apply online: Submit resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references. 

Institution Information

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success. Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 17,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.   

Contact Information

Mikala Ferry


Required Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Student Affairs Administration, Counseling, Education or field related to academic advising or healthcare is required (or expected May 2019)
  • Demonstrated understanding of the educational role of academic advising in enhancing student learning and development
  • Ability to effectively, professionally and tactfully interact and communicate, both orally and in writing, with students, faculty, staff and visitors
  • Superior public speaking and presentation skills
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of and sensitive to diverse socioeconomic, cultural and developmental needs

Preferred Qualifications

  • Online student advising experience
  • Mastery of G Suite by Google, DegreeWorks, Slate, SAS and Banner or similar business systems
  • Experience in an academic advising setting
  • Demonstrated abilities in event planning and execution
  • Experience in survey development, distribution, and analysis