Academic Advisor

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

ID: 7052469
Posted: August 10, 2018

Job Description

Job Description
The Academic advisor will monitor academic progress for a subset of students among the 1800+ Whitman undergraduate population. Provide academic advising which includes program planning, choice of major(s), course selection, academic rules and regulations, study abroad options, and academic opportunities to enhance the undergraduate experience and ensure timely degree completion. Work as a team member with the Whitman undergraduate advising staff to ensure that all Whitman students receive accurate information and guidance in their degree requirements.

• Bachelor’s Degree with 2-3 years of work experience in an academic setting.

• Masters Degree preferred.

Job Specific Qualifications
• Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.

• Must be collegial, detail-oriented, tech-savvy, and have excellent program planning and project management skills.

• Counsel, advise, and mentor Whitman undergraduate students on complex academic and personal issues, making appropriate referrals when needed.

• Understand, interpret, and provide rationale for SU and Whitman academic policies and procedures to students, parents, faculty, and staff.

• Counsel and advise students in specific curriculum decisions including the choice and scheduling of courses, selection and change of majors and minors, providing referrals to specific departments, schools or colleges as appropriate.

• Promote and engage in extracurricular involvement on campus for the IMPRESS program. IMPRESS is a program to develop and measure extracurricular student experiences, increase student engagement, and better prepare undergraduate students for real-life experiences outside of the classroom.

• Plan and implement workshops and seminars designed to promote academic, career and personal success including major exploration panels and transfer information sessions.

• Utilize campus-wide software to track degree completion and communicate with faculty regarding student success.

• Work collaboratively with other offices within Whitman, such as the Career Center, as well as on-campus including the Office of Student Assistant, Athletics, Office of Academic Integrity, and the Registrar’s Office.

• Other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements


Application Instructions
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter for consideration.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.


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