Academic Advisor

Job Location(s) US-NY-New York
Posted Date 2 months ago(3/26/2024 2:53 PM)
Job ID
Academic Affairs
# 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.


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NYIT’s Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising seeks an Academic Advisor, grant-funded (Title III) role located at the New York City campus.


  • 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.
  • Serve as primary advisor to new incoming first-year and transfer students as well as continuing second-year students. Aid these students in defining their educational and career objectives through academic advisement, graduation planning, and interpretation of institutional policies and procedures. Advise and register students for their first two years of courses at New York Tech.
  • Become proficient in understanding the curriculum and program requirements for each undergraduate major and minor and their associated nuances
  • Act as a student advocate and serve as a liaison between students and faculty/chair; assist faculty in addressing concerns related to students; facilitate class permissions, substitutions, and graduation approvals; connect students with resources such as tutoring, Counseling & Wellness, Career Services, Clubs/Organizations, etc.
  • Play a central role in supporting assigned students through the monitoring of academic progress via Early Alerts and Progress Reports
  • Attain proficiency in New York Tech's advising software, maintain comprehensive student reports, notes, and relevant attachments to track student progress and identify needed interventions
  • Work collaboratively with campus partners (Career Success & Experiential Education, Student Life, etc.) and academic departments to plan and implement tailored transitional support and events for first-year students transitioning into their sophomore years. This includes programming aimed at promoting engagement within their respective majors and preparing them for the transition to faculty advising in their junior year.
  • Develop informative guides and resources to clarify distinctions among various advisor roles and to explain the associated nuances.
  • Oversee a caseload of students on academic probation, offering proactive advisement and providing guidance and mentorship in alignment with each student's personalized success plan.
  • Provide support to the Peer Advising program and serve as a resource to peer advisors who assist continuing students with navigating resources, creating class schedules, and registering online.
  • Support the Second Year Peer Success Guides (peer mentors) whose role will focus on strengthening community-building and sense of belonging of second-year students
  • Participate in Title III Project Team meetings, Advising Team meetings and relevant institutional committees focusing on student success
  • Assist in all other departmental initiatives and campus-wide committees and events such as New Student Orientation, Preview Day, Open House, and Commencement.



  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least one to three years of experience working with college students in an academic advising/counseling role in both in-person and virtual environments.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of academic policies, disciplines, coursework, and graduation requirements.
  • Experience working with underserved and historically disadvantaged students preferred.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to cultural diversity.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer-service skills required.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects.
  • Working knowledge of computer information technology such as Microsoft Office or Google-suite and experience with PeopleSoft, EAB Navigate, Slate, or similar system required.
  • Prior work experience with a Title III or similar federal grant programs a plus



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 $62,400.00/Yr.

Maximum Salary

USD $62,400.00/Yr.


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