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 laser-focused on fueling the success of our exceptional student scholars pursuing a justice-focused education. Led by President Karol V. Mason, 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, nearly fifty percent of whom are first in their family to attend college, and many of them are immigrants or children of immigrants.
The College participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of CUNY and offers bachelor's and master's degrees both 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. The College seeks staff and faculty members who thrive in a multicultural academic environment and are committed to cementing our culture of pride, distinction and excellence.
The John Jay ACE (Accelerate, Complete, Engage) program helps students earn their college degree as quickly as possible, by removing the financial, academic, and personal obstacles that many students confront. Key ACE 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 monthly MetroCards for all students. For more information about the ACE program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY go to the program???s website at www.jjay.cuny.edu/ace-john-jay .
The ACE academic advisor is a member of an integrated team providing individual academic, career and related support to an assigned group of program students, utilizing a variety of modalities, as they progress towards their bachelor???s degree. Reporting to the ACE Associate Director, the academic advisor is responsible to carry out advisement services to their cohort of students in accordance with program policy, with the goal of retaining the maximum number of students each semester and graduating a minimum of 50% of each student cohort. The ACE academic advisor will collaborate with other program staff, as well as faculty to provide coordinated services and support student success. The academic advisor assists with all program initiatives, including special events and recruitment, if necessary.
Deliver comprehensive advisement support services to an assigned group of students through degree completion, according to campus program advisement rubric;
Utilize campus degree maps to create semester by semester academic plans for freshman, continuing and/or transfer students as appropriate;
Consistently review student progress and provide timely interventions to keep students on track toward degree;
Enter/document/track all student contact in ACE program and/or college student database, recommend referral and services as appropriate;
Run student contact queries/reports consistently to determine outreach and follow up needed to meet students with the frequency and modality required by the program;
Conduct workshops and group advisement on topics of relevance and interest;
Provides career advisement to prepare students for post-graduate success;
Monitors student academic progress and engagement in experiential learning;
Conducts or supports delivery of bi-weekly student seminars on issues of importance to students;
Performs related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree and four years' relevant experience required.
A Master???s degree in Psychology, Counseling, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology and/or Social Work may be substituted for 2 years??? experience.
The preferred candidate will have:
Experience working to provide guidance, support and services to students
Strong understanding of the educational needs and challenges facing students from diverse urban backgrounds
Demonstrated ability to maintain accurate and detailed student records
Demonstrated skill in understanding and respecting cultural differences
Demonstrated knowledge of equitable and inclusive advisement practices to support students
Computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office (Access and Excel); and aptitude to learn new systems as needed.
Strong organization, collaboration, communication, and facilitation skills
CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW
Provides expert and/or specialized academic counseling a diverse student population.
Offers comprehensive advisement to full-time and part-time students
Works with other academic affairs staff as well as enrollment and student affairs to assist students to declare majors and select appropriate courses
Monitors students' performances and takes appropriate action if necessary; resolves students' problems regarding curricular requirements
Develops academic plans and performs graduation audits
Provides information to students regarding student support services, college policies and program procedures and guidelines
Facilitates workshops; assists with other department activities such as course scheduling
Establishes and maintains student advisement files; prepares activity reports and analyses
May supervise extramural activities, such as internships and community service; may assist with accreditation efforts as needed
May provide career and transfer services and/or specialized program counseling
May supervise junior advising and/or clerical staff
Performs related duties as assigned.
Job Title Name: Senior Academic Advisor
Higher Education Assistant
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary commensurate with education and experience. $56,447-$64,649.
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.
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Review of resumes to begin September 13, 2023.
Posting closes on September 22, 2023.
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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.
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.