Academic ASAP Student Advisor

Job ID: 7659

Contract Title: Higher Education Assistant

Location: Queensborough Community College

Department: ASAP

Category: Managerial and Professional

Issue Date: February 15 2013

Closing Date: March 18 2013

Job Type: Full TimeRegular

General Duties:

Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) helps motivated community college students earn degrees as quickly as possible, with a goal of graduating at least 50% of students within three years.  Key ASAP program features include a consolidated block schedule, cohorts by major, small class size, required full-time study and comprehensive advisement and career development services. Financial incentives include tuition waivers for financial aid eligible students and free use of textbooks and monthly Metrocards for all students.  Further information is available at

The ASAP Advisor is a member of an integrated College team providing individual academic, career and related support to an assigned group of community college students as they progress through the program.

- Delivers comprehensive advisement support services to an assigned group of students through degree completion

- Conducts or supports delivery of weekly student seminars on issues of importance to students

- Reviews student progress and tracks student use of academic support service

- 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. 


Campus Specific Information:

Queensborough Community College seeks an experienced individual who is able to work as part of a successful team of professionals serving a diverse student population in an urban setting.  The ideal candidate will provide a supportive environment and ensure that strong relationships are fostered with the college community.  Evening and weekend hours required. 

Minimum Qualifications:

A Master's degree in an appropriate discipline (e.g., counseling, guidance, social work, or psychology) and two years' related experience.   The ideal candidate will have:

- Strong understanding of the needs of community college students

- 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 (Access); and aptitude to learn new systems as needed. 

Other Qualifications:

- Computer Literacy in Excel

- A minimum of two years' full-time higher education experience

- Experience with academic advisement and student tracking 


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.  Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria. 

How To Apply:

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Candidates should provide a resume and cover letter. 

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Equal Employment Opportunity:
We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.

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