Academic Advisor

Berkeley College New York, NY

These full-time positions are responsible for advising new, continuing, and at risk students. The academic advisor is responsible for the registration, academic planning, and monitoring of an assigned caseload of students’ progress during the semester

through graduation. It is the advisor’s responsibility to promote student persistence and ensure students understand their academic requirements to be able to stay on track until graduation in their program. It is vital, as an Academic Advisor to work closely

with faculty and staff to build support systems for advisees. Academic Advisors report to the Dean, Academic Advisement on their assigned campus.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

• Assist students with educational planning by reviewing various academic requirements, to support the student in meeting his/her academic goals

• Ability to interpret the advisement audit and register students in appropriate courses

• Adhere to all Berkeley College’s policies and procedures

• Advocate for student concerns relating to degree plans and processes, and attendance and academic progress issues

• Register new and continuing students each term in the appropriate classes based on skill levels, eligibility, degree program, and academic goals

• Maintain student records and enrollment statuses

• Handle schedule requests and inquiries via e-mail

• Develop, create, and present workshops to promote student success

• Create and maintain student registration status reports

• Maintain contact with students throughout the term and provide support when addressing student concerns

• Contact directly and follow-up on probationary students

Academic Advisors will be expected to:

• work a flexible schedule including evenings and Saturdays

• motivate and inspire students to persistence within term and to degree completion

• solve problems with accuracy, integrity, and timeliness

• coordinate team relations with professional and support staff as well as with other offices and staff across campus.

• follow the strategic initiatives set forth by the Vice President and/or Assistant Vice President, Academic Advisement

• attend and complete training workshops and ensure that Academic Advisement Staff participates and completes in a timely manner

Other duties as assigned.

Positions will sit at our Brooklyn and NYC locations


Educational Requirements:

• Master’s Degree required in a discipline offered at Berkeley College

Training and/or Experience:

• 2+ years of experience in a Higher Education setting

• 2+ years of experience working in Academic Advisement

• 2+ years of teaching experience in higher education in a discipline/major/course offered at Berkeley College

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• proficiency in using technology and programs including, but limited to: Microsoft Office; especially Excel, PeopleSoft, Blackboard, Skype, Office365, and Queries

• excellent oral and written communication skills

• possess excellent project management skills

• possess high levels of motivation

• possess high levels of critical thinking skills

• possess high levels of integrity and ethical decision making skills

• demonstrate accuracy and attentiveness to detail

• demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication

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