College of Professional Studies
Admissions and Academic Services Advisor
Commensurate with Experience
Standard University business hours
8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)
Hours may vary based on operational needs.
Unionized Position Code
The Admissions and Academic Services Advisor recruits and provides
admissions, academic, career advising and other student services to
the College of Professional Studies populations (prospective, new
transfer, HEOP, non-credit, special, undergraduate, full-time
undergraduate Veterans, and graduate students) from recruiting to
admissions to certification to graduation. Assists students with
navigation across the University.
- Master’s degree preferred.
- Bachelor’s degree and equivalent combination of experience and
Job Specific Qualifications
- Excellent oral and written communication skills a must.
- Ability to work with a diverse population of students; ability
to problem-solve and liaise with the broader University community
on behalf of students, in-depth knowledge of the University rules
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other technology used in
student service delivery.
- Prior experience with HEOP programs is preferred.
- Provide academic advising to new and returning students ( HEOP
and non- HEOP ) for College of Professional Studies. Interpret
requirements for SU schools and colleges degree programs and advise
students of requirements.
- Evaluate transfer credit for students and complete unofficial
transfer credit evaluations for schools and colleges.
- Advise and monitor students’ progress toward completion of
degree program through various means (in-person, phone, online,
mail & email).
- Recruit new part-time students (undergraduate, non-matric
graduate, HEOP ). Interview prospect students and evaluate academic
records to determine admissibility to SU schools and colleges and
recommend alternate routes if not admissible at present time.
Coordinate, design; travel to and present information regarding
part-time studies at SU at new student community college transfer
fairs, career days, community organizations, community events and
- Coordinate and execute College of Professional Studies events,
activities and publications – New student orientation ( HEOP and
non- HEOP ), College of Professional Studies commencement, Honor
Reception, HEOP receptions and activities, HEOP Summer Program,
etc. College of Professional Studies and campus wide committees as
assigned by the Assistant Dean.
- Serve on College of Professional Studies and campus wide
committees as assigned by the HEOP Director or the Assistant
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a
resume and cover letter.
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