• Senior Advising Specialist

    Job Location(s) US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 1 week ago(1/14/2019 2:08 PM)
    Job ID
    Advising & Enrichment Center
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    NYIT (New York Institute of Technology) offers 90 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, in more than 50 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has 9,000 students at campuses in New York City (Manhattan) and Long Island (Old Westbury) in New York; Jonesboro, Arkansas; Vancouver, British Columbia; and in various programs around the world. NYIT sponsors 13 NCAA Division II programs.


    NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. More than 100,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit nyit.edu.


    New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) seeks a Senior Advising Specialist to work at our New York City campus as a key member of the Advising & Enrichment Center team. Under the direction of the Manager, the Senior Advising Specialist will serve as a primary advisor to a caseload of undergraduate students, with a focus on first- and second-year students, as well as students on academic probation and those in the EduPlus program.  


    Responsibilities include:


    • Assist undergraduate students in identifying educational and career goals by offering general advisement, academic planning support, graduation planning, and interpretation of institutional policies and procedures.
    • Oversee progress report requests, academic progress monitoring, online academic support seminar, and similar initiatives.
    • Create, develop, and implement initiatives to support retention. (Special emphasis to be placed on freshmen and at-risk students.)
    • Assist in the coordination of the advisement/registration process for first semester freshmen and first semester transfers.
    • Prepare and update relevant advisement materials (semester maps, first semester grids, etc.), manage the training of summer advising staff, and coordinate peer advisor schedules.
    • Develop and host advisement-related workshops
    • Manage the Transfer Transition initiative by working closely with the Transfer Admissions department in providing seamless services to new transfers from admission to advisement to enrollment.
    • Coordinate initiatives for this population as it relates to advisement and on boarding.
    • Become proficient with Advising software (EAB's Student Success Collaborative (Navigate)) and act as a resource to campus partners.
    • Maintain and update AEC-related web content and published materials ensuring that information is up to date and accurate at all times.
    • Assist in the compilation and dissemination of information about academic advisement to appropriate departments and administrators, as needed.
    • Provide training to newly appointed advisors.
    • Assist with assessment of services and programs as well as with the analysis, preparation, and distribution of department reports.
    • Assist in the hiring and training of Peer Advisors and the administration of the program.
    • Assist and participate in Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society and Golden Key International Honor Society events and ceremonies.
    • Assist in all other departmental initiatives and campus-wide committees and events such as New Student Orientation, Preview Day, Open House, and Commencement.




    A Bachelor’s degree required and a master’s degree preferred.

    At least 3 years of experience in a college or university setting that includes considerable interaction with undergraduate students in an advising or equivalent role as well as experience with the interpretation of college policies.

    Excellent interpersonal skills are required to effectively work with staff, students, and establish rapport with faculty members and academic staff. Demonstrated sensitivity to cultural diversity. 

    Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, required. Excellent customer-service skills required as well.

    Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

    Experience using student information systems.

    PeopleSoft and/or EAB Student Success Collaborative (Navigate) preferred.



     Please submit cover letter & resume for consideration



    NYIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity



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