Founded in 1971 in Long Island City, Queens, LaGuardia Community College is one of seven community colleges of the City University of New York/CUNY. In 2019, LaGuardia served over 30,000 students in pre-college, associate degree, and continuing education programs. Major areas of study include Health Sciences, STEM, Business and Technology, and Liberal Arts. Consistent with the diversity of Queens, 56 percent of LaGuardia students are born outside of the United States. More than half are first-generation college students. Sixty-nine percent live in Queens; the rest come from Brooklyn and beyond. Virtually all LaGuardia students are ethnic minorities (88 percent), 58 percent are women, and 31 percent are over the age of 25. Forty-eight percent of LaGuardia students are Hispanic, making the college a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). Sixty-six percent of LaGuardia students receive financial aid. Slightly less than half attend part-time, often because they need to work to support their families. LaGuardia ranked fifth among U.S. community colleges in economic mobility ??? moving low-income students into the middle class and beyond ??? in a 2017 Stanford University study. For more information about LaGuardia please visit www.laguardia.edu.
Reporting to the ASAP Director, the ASAP Academic Student Advisor will accomplish all the duties listed in the CUNY Title Overview, as well as the following responsibilities:
Provide academic and personal support to guide students through the decision making and course selection process at LaGuardia;
Help students clarify their values and goals. Advise students regarding majors and related career choices;
Provide students with accurate information about educational options, requirements, policies and procedures;
Assist students in a continual monitoring and evaluating of their educational progress by conducting academic audits;
Train students in use of Degree Works;
Participate in recruitment activities;
Provide reports detailing recruitment efforts and results;
Assist with the development of workshops and special projects;
Coordinate with other advisors and present workshops and ASAP seminars;
Maintain tracking of academic success to monitor student progress towards graduation.
Bachelor???s degree (Master???s preferred) in an appropriate discipline and four years related experience.
The preferred candidate will have:
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
Computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office Suite, and aptitude to learn new systems as needed.
Experience presenting workshops, seminars and working with community college students desirable. The successful applicant will be familiar with and able to utilize position-related computerized applications and information technology.
Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite - Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and internet navigation.
Demonstrated self-sufficiency, good problem-solving and follow-up skills.
Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends.
Excellent communication and administrative skills.
Proven history working in retention based programming.
Ability to work in a centralized program where the reporting structure includes a central CUNY ASAP Office.
Ability to speak more than one language (English/Spanish) is a plus.
CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW
Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) helps students earn their college degree as quickly as possible, by removing the financial, academic, and personal obstacles that many students confront. Key ASAP program features include a consolidated block schedule, cohorts by major, required full-time study and comprehensive advisement and career development services. Financial incentives include tuition waivers for financial aid eligible students, yearly textbook vouchers, and MetroCards for all students. Further information is available at www.cuny.edu/ASAP.
The ASAP Advisor is a member of an integrated College team providing individual academic, career and related support to an assigned group of college students as they progress through the program.
Delivers comprehensive advisement support services to an assigned group of students through degree completion
Conducts workshops and group advisement on topics of relevance and interest
Reviews student progress and tracks student use of academic support services
Conducts regular outreach to faculty and other college staff as needed to support student success
Maintains accurate tracking data and notes for each assigned student, recommending appropriate referrals and opportunity programs
Supports annual recruitment of students
Organizes periodic special events and programs for students, faculty and staff
Performs related duties as assigned.
Higher Education Assistant
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary is 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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Candidates should provide a resume and cover letter.
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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.
LaGuardia Community College, located in Long Island City, Queens, educates more than 50,000 New Yorkers annually through degree, certificate, and continuing education programs. Our guiding principle, "Dare To Do More", reflects our belief in the transformative power of education—not just for individuals, but for our community and our country—creating pathways for achievement and safeguarding the middle class. LaGuardia is a national voice on behalf of community colleges, where half of all US college students study. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), the College reflects the legacy of our namesake, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the former NYC mayor beloved for his championing the underserved. Since our doors opened in 1971, our programs regularly become national models for pushing boundaries to give people of all backgrounds access to a high quality, affordable college education. We invite you to join us in imagining what our students, our community, and our country can become. Visit www.LaGuardia.edu to learn more.