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Senior Academic Advisor

Company: New York Institute of Technology
Location: New York
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Senior Academic Advisor

Job Location(s)

US-NY-New York

Job ID



School of Architecture & Design

# of Openings


Position Type



Regular Full-Time


Advising & Enrichment


New York Institute of Technology's six schools and colleges offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs in in-demand disciplines including computer science, data science, and cybersecurity; biology, health professions, and medicine; architecture and design; engineering; IT and digital technologies; management; and energy and sustainability. A nonprofit, independent, private, and nonsectarian institute of higher education founded in 1955, it welcomes nearly 8,000 students worldwide.
The university has campuses in New York City and Long Island, New York; Jonesboro, Arkansas; and Vancouver, British Columbia, as well as programs around the world. More than 112,000 alumni are part of an engaged network of physicians, architects, scientists, engineers, business leaders, digital artists, and healthcare professionals. Together, the university's community of doers, makers, healers, and innovators empowers graduates to change the world, solve 21st-century challenges, and reinvent the future. For more information, visit Based at NYIT's New York City campus, the Senior Academic Advisor will report to the Dean of the School of Architecture & Design and will have responsibilities at both NYC and Old Westbury, LI Campuses.


Responsibilities include: Facilitate the work of the department chairs and program directors by:

  • Assisting 2nd to 5th year students with their academic advising processes towards registration. First year advising is managed by NYIT Advising and Registration Center.
  • Providing support during the semester as needed with issues regarding studio assignments, registration conflicts, absences, late registration, withdrawal, drop, change of sections/ classes, in collaboration with the departments'/programs' administrative staff.
  • Collaborating with the Chairs/Directors and their offices in processing approval for graduation, reaching out to bursar, registrar, and admission offices in regard to the needs of the students.
  • Collecting/managing data and crucial information about the academic path of each student in collaboration with the Chairs/Directors.
  • Maintaining full focus and dedication to the students' successful academic completion with resourcefulness and the capability to proactively and promptly prevent and troubleshoot issues.
  • Work collaboratively, collegially and in great communication with the Dean's Office, Associate Dean for Academic Operations and Chairs/Directors on completing special projects related to advisement and student recruitment.
  • Provide guidance and supervision of program and departmental staff in their advisement-related responsibilities.


    • A Bachelor's degree required.
    • A minimum of 2 years' experience in student advisement is required.
    • Ability to work at the NYC campus 3 days/week and at the Long Island campus 2 days/week, during the hours of 9am to 5pm (with occasional evenings/weekends for special advisement/admission events).
    • Fluent computer skills in the Windows 10/11 environment, with proficiency in MS Office suite of programs, especially Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint; shared platforms such as Google Drive and OneDrive, and communication tools such as Zoom and Microsoft Meeting. Knowledge or trainability in PeopleSoft, Oracle, Navigate and other university systems.
    • Excellent project management and proactive follow-up skills
    • Effective and professional communication and interpersonal skills, both verbally and in writing.
    • Outstanding work ethic, dependability and proactivity, with an affinity for serving a highly diverse public and student population.
    • Professional attire and demeanor.
    • A truly collaborative and collegial approach is required, along with a respectful, compassionate, patient yet determined attitude.
    • Ability to work both independently and as a great team member with the SoAD leadership team and other staff colleagues. New York Institute of Technology offers numerous opportunities to enhance personal and professional growth and provides employees with a competitive compensation and benefits program inclusive of generous paid time off, holidays, tuition remission, and retirement plans with employer contributions. New York Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

      Other Information

      In compliance with local legislation as well as to provide greater transparency to candidates, the annual base salary range for this position is listed. New York Tech considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate experience/expertise, education/training, key skills, geographic location, internal peer equity as well as market, organizational considerations and/or applicable collective bargaining agreement when extending an offer.

      Minimum Salary

      USD $55,000.00/Yr.

      Maximum Salary

      USD $60,000.00/Yr.

Keywords: New York Institute of Technology, New York , Senior Academic Advisor, Other , New York, New York

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