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Academic and Professional Advisor

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 21, 2022
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Advising and Career Services – A & S

Job Title
Academic and Professional Advisor

Syracuse, NY

Pay Range
Commensurate with Experience

Staff Level

FLSA Status


Standard University business hours

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

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type

Syracuse, NY

Unionized Position Code
Not Applicable

Job Description


The Academic and Professional Advisor plays an important role in the work of the College of Arts and Sciences and Maxwell advising team. This position will be a professional advisor serving undergraduate students who have declared a major.

Primary responsibilities include fully integrated academic and career advising to assigned caseload. This includes but is not limited to advising declared undergraduate students with regard all curricular requirements, helping students navigate the processes associated with their academic records and registration, guiding students to make progress toward degree for timely graduation, and helping students prepare for after graduation, with career and job search planning or the graduate school application process.

This role requires collaboration with the advising team, faculty, and departments to provide outstanding service to our students, supporting their academic and professional goals and timely completion of their degrees.


Bachelor’s degree, Masters preferred. 3+ years of experience in academic advising at the college-level is preferred

Job Specific Qualifications
  • Maintain knowledge of all academic advising and career counseling functions of the school and of allied offices to effectively advise students, faculty, faculty advisors and other defined stakeholders.
  • Expert level knowledge in academic counseling methods and career modeling will be required to interpret and communicate results of individual aptitude and career assessment instruments with this population.
  • Career exploration and counseling experience is required as part of academic advising experience.
  • Ability to communicate and work with diverse populations is necessary, as are excellent interpersonal, planning, teamwork, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to independently interpret and make recommendations for improvement in advising policy and procedure.
  • Provide academic and professional (career and graduate pathway) advising in one-on-one sessions for assigned cohort of undergraduate students. Ensure requirements are met for all undergraduate students for on-time graduation. Support assigned advising team in degree audits, regular communications with advisees, maintain up-to-date and accurate student records utilizing University’s prescribed software. Assist students in proper utilization and learning of all career related software including but not limited to Handshake, Big Interview, VMock GoinGlobal, etc.
  • Present a variety of workshops for undergraduate students on topics such as: selection of a major and/or minor, program requirements, credits required for programs selected, career-related workshops including career development, job search strategies, and graduate school planning. Support planning of special events that facilitate group advising, including collaborative events across campus that pertain to Arts and Sciences/Maxwell students.
  • Collaborate and maintain relationships with faculty and staff in schools and colleges within SU to help identify and guide students toward successful college and post college paths with a focus on law related paths. Partner with Alumni and/or Employer relations (Central) to assist students in achieving education and career goals. Serve as main point of contact with students and guide them through various program options in the University. Maintain collaborative relationship with lead advisors.
  • Identify, track, and report metrics on all career-related outcomes such as student appointments, career education engagement, internships, and placement into career and graduate school. Administer and interpret career-related assessments. Collect these data points utilizing the university-wide shared career technology software. Report metrics to advising leadership as requested. Evaluate progress and reassess programming and delivery for continuous improvement of student success, give suggestions for innovation and ongoing improvement to lead advisors.
  • Identify in person and/or through faculty interaction and/or through Orange Success, at-risk students and provide support, guidance and referral to academic departments, faculty, support services (Center for Learning and Student Success, college tutoring options, writing center, math clinic, etc.), crisis intervention (Office of Student Assistance), personal counseling and therapy (Counseling Center), financial aid, residence life, Central Exploration Advisors within Central Career, and other University resources.
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.

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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.

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