Counselor Academic Services

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 05, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Job # 036669 Department Code 21326-2126 Department CSTEP Job Title Counselor Academic Services Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Staff Level S5 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

This position provides academic, personal, and professional advising, counseling and support to student-scholars seeking to enter the STEM fields.


• Master’s Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Ability to effectively communicate the goals and objectives of the CSTEP grant to scholars as well as internal and external partners.

• Apply developmental models of counseling, solution-focused approaches using multicultural competencies to facilitate scholar success and retention.

• Well-developed reasoning ability and critical thinking skills.

• Maintain contact notes and scholar records.

• Ability to be problem resolution focused.

• Ability to plan own work to meet defined objectives with minimal supervision.

• Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office.


• Provide academic, personal, and professional consultation to 70+ scholars, making referrals to appropriate resources.

• Maintain contact with scholars on a continuous basis to formulate and review academic plan.

• Monitor scholars’ curricula requirements and progress in selected majors.

• Encourage and assist scholars in preparing for poster presentations.

• Promote and monitor extracurricular involvement on campus and in the larger Syracuse University community.

• Encourage the use of tutorial (individual and group) resources and identify program scholars as potential tutors.

• Encourage and assist scholars in securing research, internship, and study abroad opportunities and applying for internal and external scholarships.

• Lead, promote, implement, and assess all programming initiatives of CSTEP, particularly the Awareness, Skill, Persistence, Information, and Resource ( ASPIRE ) program and CSTEP Ambassadors. Track, analyze, and report on effectiveness of programs.

• Assist the Director and Assistant Director in managing external relations, specifically the engagement, cultivation, and stewardship of parent, alumni, government, community, and corporate partnerships in order to provide mentorships and opportunities for current CSTEP scholars in alignment with the mission of CSTEP .

• Assist the Director and Assistant Director in the coordination and implementation of activities for the annual statewide student conference.

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

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.

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