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Academic Advisor, Undergraduate Education

Manhattanville University
Westchester, New York
Date posted
Feb 28, 2024

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Manhattanville College is seeking an Academic Advisor for Undergraduate Education majors for the School of Education and School of Arts and Sciences. The position reports to the Director of Academic Advising and liaises regularly with the undergraduate SOE faculty. The Advisor serves as a member of the Academic Advising team and works alongside Advising staff, faculty, the Registrar, academic support staff, and student life staff to support the College’s efforts to maximize student progress and success. This includes monitoring and reporting on student progress to faculty, student life staff, the Registrar, and the Deans. The Academic Advisor will help students make successful transitions into college and through academic milestones. This advisor will advise undergraduate education majors throughout their entire four-year programs, helping them to understand and complete both their education major requirements as well as the liberal arts requirements for their degrees. The Academic Advisor will work as a member of the Academic Advising team to develop and implement student support programs, and faculty training programs, participate in meetings regarding academic advising and student academic development, and make recommendations to the School of Education Dean and the School of Arts and Sciences Dean for modifications and improvements.

Reports to: Director of Academic Advising    

Effective Date: March 1, 2024

# of Direct Reports:   0                                                    

# of People Supported: 8 admin/staff; ~150 students


  • Evaluate whether students qualify academically to enter and remain in the program;
  • Guide students through the program application and acceptance process;
  • Monitor the progress of all students in the program, and advise students accordingly;
  • Monitor that advisees have completed their NYSED certification requirements, and communicate with students about how to apply for NYSED certification;
  • Assist students with their TEACH account and fingerprinting process;
  • Work with the Director of Field Placement to identify students who are ready for student teaching placements.
  • Assist with the general academic advising and monitoring of the academic progress of undergraduate students
  • Provides support for advising and registration of students as needed
  • Plans and presents workshops for students and faculty on topics related to advising, registration, and general academic information, policies, and procedures
  • Serves as a contact and resource for students, faculty and staff for issues relating to the College’s academic requirements and student academic progress
  • Assists with outreach to and follow-up with students for whom concerns have been shared through the College’s Early Alert system and provides appropriate referrals to campus resources
  • Participates in training and programming initiatives offered through the Office of Academic Advising and the Deans’ offices
  • Additional duties as assigned

Required Skills/Abilities:

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following key competencies:

  • Demonstrated interest in student development and dedication to the College’s core values
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
  • Bilingual (preferred).


Education: Bachelor’s Degree (required), Master’s Degree (preferred)


  • A minimum of two years of experience in academic advising in a college environment.
  • Experience with modern student information systems, learning management systems, MS Office Suite, and early alert systems.
  • Experience in advising specific student populations (first-year, education majors, etc.).

Physical Requirements:

Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.


The annual salary for this position is $58,500-$60,000.

Hours Expectation:

Full-time, 35 hours per week


Housing is not provided.


Manhattanville College also offers a highly competitive and comprehensive benefits package, including tuition remission. For more information regarding benefits, please visit our benefits page: Manhattanville Benefits


For consideration, send a cover letter and CV/resume to

Manhattanville College is committed to equality of educational opportunity and is an equal-opportunity employer. The College does not discriminate against current or prospective students and employees based on race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin, religion, age, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic. If you are unable to complete this application process due to a disability, contact Manhattanville Human Resources at to ask for accommodation or an alternative application process.


Manhattanville College

Manhattanville is an independent, coeducational, liberal arts college located about 30 miles north of New York City on a picturesque campus of 100 acres.  Manhattanville enrolls a nationally and internationally diverse student body of approximately 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students with over 40% of our students coming from historically underrepresented populations. Building on its heritage of social justice and social activism, Manhattanville prepares students through rigorous academic and co-curricular programs, for ethical and socially responsible leadership in a global community.  We achieve this through integrated learning that combines classroom rigor with experiential opportunities, leadership with service, intimate attention with global reach, progressive change with enduring values, and social commitment with ethical responsibility. Manhattanville is fully committed to an inclusive and culturally diverse faculty, staff and student community. We seek to recruit qualified and diverse candidates who will help us achieve our goal of creating an inclusive community that is welcoming to all people.

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