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Academic Advisor and Transfer and Career Counselor

Columbia-Greene Community College
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Jun 30, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Career Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Columbia-Greene Community College, part of the SUNY system, and a comprehensive community college is actively searching for an Academic Advisor and Transfer and Career Counselor.  The full-time, 10-month, tenure track faculty advisor is responsible to the Dean of Academic Affairs and follows a non-teaching, contractual agreement for cooperative scheduling.


Responsibilities include, but not limited to the following:  Provide academic, transfer, and career counseling in a centralized advising model; assist advisees in establishing appropriate course schedules based on college requirements, transfer plans, interests and abilities, and academic and career goals; integrate career development concepts and strategies into the advising process; participate in the planning, implementation, and assessment of the academic advising unit; administer and interpret vocational and personality assessment instruments; provide students with information about alternatives, limitations, and possible consequences of academic decisions (e.g. adding, dropping or withdrawing from classes; change of program, and or transfer institution; financial aid implications);consult with contacts from various transfer institutions regarding course and program transferability, admissions, and graduation requirements; plan and present transfer, career and academic oriented workshops; participate in new student orientation program; counsel students with personal issues that may impact academic progress and serve as a referral agent when appropriate; actively participate in departmental activities and college committees and as a member of the Academic Advising Team. This position will play a key role in implementing the Achieving the Dream and the Guided Pathways Models designed to support student retention and completion for the Advising Division.





  • Master’s Degree in counseling or student personnel services required
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and cooperatively as a team member
  • Work experience in a higher education setting in advising or career counseling
  • Experience working with racially, ethically, economically and age diverse students



  • Two years of experience advising/counseling at the community college level
  • Knowledge of college programs and support services
  • National Certified Counselor


Salary and Benefit Information

Contractual salary will commensurate with education and experience. The College offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, short- and long-term disability, generous vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plans, tax-deferred compensation, as well as employee and dependent tuition waivers. 


Application Information

For full consideration, applicants must submit the following: (1) cover letter; (2) CV; and (3) contact information for three professional references.  Submit all as a single PDF document to: by July 23, 2021.


SUNY Columbia-Greene Community College is an AA/EOE employer.

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