John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) led by President Karol V. Mason and an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice. John Jay is a federally-designated Hispanic-serving institution, it is ranked third in the nation in Black student success, and it is a top ten institution for promoting student social mobility. John Jay is proud to serve a diverse and dynamic student body of 15,000 students that includes nearly fifty percent students who are first in their family to attend college as well as students who are immigrants, from low-income families, or from other historically underrepresented groups.
The College participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and offers bachelor's and master's degrees in traditional criminal justice-related fields of study as well as in a robust portfolio of liberal arts and sciences programs that highlight themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. John Jay College seeks staff and faculty members who thrive in multicultural academic environments and are committed to access and excellence in higher education.
Reporting to the Assistant Provost for Academic Engagement, the Director of Academic Advisement serves as a member of the Undergraduate Studies team and provides strategic vision and leadership in the development and delivery of services to support students in self-directed academic planning and the integration of academic, career, and personal goals. This position plays a key role in the college's efforts to promote student academic success, close gaps in equity and access, continuously improve retention and graduation rates, and educate fierce advocates for justice.
In addition to the responsibilities in the CUNY Title Overview, the Director of Academic Advisement will:
Develop goals and strategies for the Academic Advisement Center that align with college and university priorities. Participate in college-wide strategic planning discussions.
Use institutional data and knowledge of best practices to customize and optimize academic advising services to support institutional student success goals.
Manage and allocate financial, administrative, and personnel resources within the Academic Advisement Center
Develop and assess advisement programming at a minority-serving and Hispanic-serving institution that supports the college's specific student populations, including transfer students, adults, veterans, uniformed service members, immigrant and first-generation students, and students at academic risk.
Monitor changes to the undergraduate curriculum and academic policies and disseminate current information throughout the college's advising community.
Direct the hiring, training, and supervision of advising staff and resolve non-routine personnel issues.
Collaborate with faculty and academic departments to strengthen faculty advising in the majors.
Seek opportunities to serve on college- and university-wide committees related to advising and student services.
Lead initiatives to foster a strong and cohesive advising community and collaborative network of student support.
Maintains memberships in professional organizations, confers with outside agencies and organizations, and regularly engages in professional development.
Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience required.
Master's degree in one of the health sciences disciplines, student personnel, college counseling or a related field.
Minimum four of the eight years of demonstrated management and supervisory experience in academic advising at a college or university setting.
Demonstrated budget oversight and planning experience.
Strong understanding of the needs and challenges facing students from diverse urban backgrounds.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team, within the department and with faculty and other administrators.
Strong organization, project management, communication, and facilitation skills.
Ability to maintain accurate and detailed records of student activities.
Strong computer skills with proficiency in MS Office Suite and student success management systems (i.e., Hobsons, Navigate, Degree Works).
Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication skills as well as customer service.
Experience with a cohort/caseload advisement model.
Understanding of and experience with student success focused programs.
CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW
Directs development and operations of academic counseling services.
Designs, implements and monitors a comprehensive academic advisement model and protocol
Oversees outcomes assessment and creates strategic plan to further enhance academic advisement services
Manages an academic advisement center to ensure consistent and reliable information is provided to students
Cultivates and maintains strategic partnerships; serves as primary liaison to faculty and administrators regarding academic counseling services; and works with academic departments to develop faculty advisement components
Administers all compliance and data integrity activities of academic counseling in accordance with University standards
Advises College administration on policy interpretation and execution regarding University academic counseling standards and best practices
Develops and manages unit budget
Manages professional and clerical staff
Performs related duties as assigned.
Job Title Name: Academic Advising Director
Higher Education Officer
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.
HOW TO APPLY
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Once you have registered or logged in with your user name and password, upload your cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references as one document.
Review of resumes to begin February 4, 2020.
Posting closes on February 24, 2020.
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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.
Internal Number: 21641
About John Jay College (CUNY)
John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) and an internationally-recognized leader in educating for justice. John Jay is a federally designated Hispanic-serving institution, it is ranked third in the nation in Black student success, and it is a top ten institution for promoting student social mobility. John Jay is proud to serve a diverse and dynamic student body of 15,000 students that includes nearly fifty percent of students who are first in their family to attend college as well as students who are immigrants, from low-income families, or from other historically underrepresented groups.