Job Title: Academic Advisor (ACE)
PVN ID: LE-2304-005558
Category: Managerial and Professional

Job Description

General Description

Accelerate, Complete, and Engage (ACE) at Lehman College is a comprehensive program designed to help students complete their academic journey to the bachelor’s degree within two years (transfer) or four years (freshmen). ACE provides a range of financial, academic, and personal support, including intensive academic advisement and career counseling, as well as tuition, textbook, and transportation assistance. Reporting to the ACE Director, the ACE Academic Advisor is responsible for supporting a cohort of roughly 150 students from admission through graduation.

Other Duties

Primary Duties:

  • Delivers comprehensive advisement support services to an assigned group of students through degree completion
  • Reviews student progress and tracks student use of academic support services
  • Supports annual recruitment of new students into the program, including leading information sessions and assisting students through the admissions process
  • Develops and facilitates monthly seminars, workshops, and activities on issues of importance to students
  • 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
  • Organizes periodic special events and programs for students
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


Qualification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience, OR Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline (e.g., guidance counseling, social work, student college personnel or psychology) with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience
  • Strong understanding of the needs of urban, first-generation college students
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with faculty and administrators
  • Willingness to work to evenings and weekends as needed
  • Strong organization, project management and facilitation skills
  • Ability to enter, monitor and interpret student data accurately
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office, and aptitude to learn new systems as needed

About the Research Foundation

The Research Foundation of The City University of New York (RFCUNY) was established as a not-for-profit educational corporation chartered by the State of New York in 1963. RFCUNY supports CUNY faculty and staff in identifying and obtaining external support (pre-award) from government and private sponsors and is responsible for the administration of all such funded programs (post-award).

RFCUNY stands between CUNY’s principal investigators (PIs) and the sponsors who support them and strives to fulfill its essential responsibilities to both groups. Working closely with individual PIs and Grants Officers on the campuses, RFCUNY oversees employment, accounting, audit, reporting, purchasing, and special responsibilities that include management of a planned giving program; liaison with governmental agencies and foundations; negotiation of agreements; facility construction and renovation; protection and commercialization of intellectual property; and compliance with applicable standards in research involving human subjects, animal care, environmental and radiological safety, and conflicts of interest.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Research Foundation of the City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities Act/E-Verify Employer. It is the policy of the Research Foundation of CUNY to provide equal employment opportunities free of discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, domestic violence victim status, arrest record, criminal conviction history, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Key Features

Enrollment Management
Full Time
Annual Salary Range
$60,000.00 - $68,000.00
Closing Date
Jun 10, 2023 (Or Until Filled)
Bargaining Unit