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Assistant Director of Advising and Student Development

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Office of Student Services


Cornell University

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Position Description

Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration is delighted to announce a career opportunity for an Assistant Director of Advising & Student Development. The School of Hotel Administration (SHA) is a school within the SC Johnson College of Business with approximately 1000 undergraduate and 100 graduate students. SHA confers the Bachelor of Science, Master of Management, Master of Science, and Ph.D. degrees. The school has over 60 nationally and internationally known faculty and scholars in the hospitality industry/ business disciplines. SHA VISION: To remain the undisputed global leader in hospitality education. Hospitality Leadership Through Learning SHA MISSION: To create and disseminate knowledge about hospitality leadership through innovative teaching, relevant and rigorous research, strong industry and alumni relations, and service to the JCB, CU, academic disciplines and the broader hospitality community.


  • Reporting to the Senior Director of Student Services within the Office of Student Services (OSS), the Assistant Director works collaboratively with the OSS advising team to provide advising to Hotel School undergraduates, making referrals to campus resources when appropriate.
  • The Assistant Director provides individual advising and referrals to a diverse body of undergraduate students to support their academic, personal well-being, and professional success; they also create and implement co-curricular programming designed to contribute to a sense of community, which helps to create an exceptional and inclusive student experience amongst students of different cultural, geographic, socioeconomic backgrounds and lived experiences.
  • These programs include, but are not limited to: the Prefreshman Summer Program, New Student Orientation, and the Academic Success/tutoring Program.
  • The Assistant Director also advises, trains, and supports student organizations and serves as a liaison between student leaders and the OSS.
  • In addition, the Assistant Director may assume other OSS administrative responsibilities as necessary and assigned; such as school wide committees that assess relevancy of existing policies and makes recommendations for improvement.
  • The position requires collaboration with departments within and outside the Hotel School (e.g. Admissions, New York State Opportunity Programs, Student Disability Services).

Application Process

Visit to apply on-line to position number WDR- 00013628Please include cover letter, resume and list of references along with application.

Institution Information

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus located on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.We offer a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave and flexible work options.

Additional Information

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

Contact Information

Rick Kuhar

Director of Human Resources



Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree required.
  • 2 to 4 years of experience or equivalent working with students in a higher education setting.
  • Candidates for the position must demonstrate sound judgement, creativity, problem-solving, and the ability to work independently, within a team of professionals.
  • They must have demonstrated experience with diverse student populations, and an appreciation for and understanding of a selective research university.
  • They must have a desire to work closely with students using proven student development theory/techniques.
  • Must be available to work occasional nights and weekends to support program goals.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree preferred.
  • Two years experience in a higher education setting