Academic Advisor

Posting Details

Job # 036360 Department Code 21601-2088 Department Public Communications Job Title Academic Advisor Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Staff Level S4 FLSA Status Exempt Hours

Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

The Academic Advisor is a member of the undergraduate academic advising team in the Advising Office at the Newhouse School. The Academic Advisor position provides general academic advising for approximately 340 undergraduate students, as well as pre-registration advising and progress-toward degree advising. The Advisor works with a wide variety of populations including at-risk students (probation, readmission, and suspension), incoming first year students and external transfers, intra-university transfers, military students, faculty and administration, and various offices across campus.
The Academic Advisor will work with students to develop customized plans as early as their first year to track academic coursework in alignment with career goals. The Academic Advisor will design, develop, update, and deliver workshops for undergraduate students on topics related to major and/or minor selection, program requirements, first year registration and course selection, sophomore advising seminars and studying off campus sessions.


• Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred.
• Minimum of three (3) years of academic advising experience, preferably in a four year college setting.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Maintain knowledge of all academic advising functions of the school and of allied offices to effectively advise students, faculty, faculty advisors and other defined stakeholders.
• Must be a proven team player with excellent interpersonal, planning and time management, organizational, and written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to communicate and work with diverse populations is necessary.
• Ability to independently interpret and make recommendations for improvement in advising policy and procedure.
• Attention to detail and the ability to work accurately required.


• Project management for projects assigned by the Director of Advising for a variety of programs and processes to achieve Newhouse student advising goals. These projects may include: handling first-term enrollment for newly matriculated students, training and managing peer advising program, advising public communication minors, assisting with student retention efforts, working with probation students, overseeing yearly publication production, and/or outreach to faculty. Provide expertise, support and direction to other advisers in relations to assigned projects. Will evaluate and give feedback for continuous improvement for assigned projects.
• Develop, update, and deliver a variety of workshops for undergraduate students on topics such as: major and/or minor selection, program requirements, first year registration and course selection, sophomore advising seminars and off campus study opportunities. Support planning of special events that facilitate group advising, including collaborative events across campus that pertain to Newhouse students.
• Collaborate and maintain relationships with faculty and staff in schools and colleges across the University to help identify and guide students towards successful college and post-college paths. Partner with Newhouse Career Development Center in helping to achieve education and career goals. Serve as main point of contact with students who are wishing to change majors or transfer to another college and guide them through various program options in the University.
• Evaluate and approve all external AP/IB, transfer credit for first year, intra university transfer students and external transfer students. Responsible for advising and approving all first term students course choices. In addition, map out major progression to ensure timely graduation for all transfer students.

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

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


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.

Quick Link Job Posting Date 01/22/2020 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants

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