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Academic Advisor/Senior Academic Advisor
Fordham University in New York, New York
Date Posted 06/14/2022
Admin-Academic Advising
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Academic Advisor/Senior Academic Advisor

College At Lincoln Center Dean

Fordham University

Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City. Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools.

  • Fordham University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to its employees, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
  • We offer tuition remission for employees and their dependents
  • A generous immediate employer match towards a 403(b) retirement plan.
  • As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Fordham is considered a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, a federal program designed to forgive student loan debt for employees of certain public and certain nonprofit employers.
  • As part of its work-life balance program, the University provides generous PTO including 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, 2 personal days, 6 summer Fridays, and holidays that include paid time off between Christmas and New year.
  • University employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP provides no-cost, professional, and confidential services, to help employees and family members address a variety of personal, family, life, and work-related issues.

Position Summary

In late summer 2022, FCLC and FCRH will phase in a new, shared approach to academic advising. The new Fordham College Advising Center will be staffed by full-time, professional advisors who will provide holistic, personalized guidance to students aimed to bolster their academic success and facilitate a smooth transition to college life.

In the first phase, planned for academic year 2022-2023, the colleges will hire a cohort of academic advisors to support the academic transition and progress of all students in the Class of 2026. In the second phase, planned for academic year 2023-2024, these advisors will continue to advise this group and a new set of academic advisors will be hired. After that, all advisors will be expected to advise both first- and second-year students.

The Assistant Director and Senior Academic Advisors will supervise the campus-based advisors and will work closely with the new Associate Dean for Academic Advising to support the implementation of the new advising model.

Academic Advisors and Senior Academic Advisors will report to the Assistant Director and Senior Academic Advisor for First- and Second-Year Students at either FCLC or FCRH, depending on the Advisor’s home campus.

Essential Functions

  • Meets individually with all assigned students (in person, online, and by phone) on a regular basis to provide academic advising and degree planning and to support the transition from high school to college.
  • Develops programming and provides resources to students in support of their academic progress and career development.
  • Applies best practices in academic advising to assist students in selecting programs of study, discerning fields of study, and connecting to experiential opportunities such as undergraduate research, study abroad, community engaged learning, and internships.
  • Collaborates with other advisors, both in FCRH and in FCLC, to develop a strong advising community and to deliver programs that support student success and retention.
  • Works collaboratively with student success team, departmental associate chairs, program directors, faculty mentors, and other members of the faculty and staff on student academic progression and student concerns.
  • Contributes to the effectiveness of academic advising and student support through team-based work with other deans in the FCRH, FCLC, the Gabelli School of Business, and other schools throughout Fordham University.
  • Fully leverages the potential of Salesforce – our student success hub – to provide wraparound student support.
  • Uses data-based tools to identify and prioritize students who need intervention and support.
  • Attends regular case conferences and works collaboratively with others across the institution, including Assistant Deans for Student Support and Success, Counseling and Psychological Services, Campus Ministry and Student Affairs, in identifying and supporting at-risk students.
  • Responds to regular inquiries from students, parents, faculty, and other administrators with regard to academic and course related issues. Understands and complies with all FERPA regulations and maintains appropriate confidentiality.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Higher Education Student Affairs, Counseling, or related field AND/OR 2-55 years higher education experience in academic advising or transfer student support.
  • Senior Academic Advisor: Rank dependent on years of experience.
  • Familiarity with best practices in academic advising and in working with a varied, diverse population of students.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Proven ability to juggle multiple responsibilities, organize, prioritize, and work collaboratively.
  • Proficiency in various software tools such as Microsoft Office Suite and G-Suite.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Understanding of and commitment to furthering the Catholic, Jesuit mission in liberal arts higher education.
  • Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Banner, Salesforce, and web management systems



APPLY HERE: https://careers.fordham.edu/postings/3140


Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom.

Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.

Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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