Academic & Career Advisor

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Department Code: 21802-3015


Arts & Sciences –

Location: Syracuse, NY

Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience


FLSA Status: Exempt

Hours: Standard University business

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)

8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Campus: Syracuse, NY

Unionized Position Code: Not Applicable


The Renee Crown University Honors Program seeks to hire an Academic Advisor to meet the academic needs of
Honors students and programmatic needs of the program. This position reports to the Assistant Director of the Honors Program. The position
advises Honors students – among the University’s most outstanding undergraduates – on the Honors curriculum and program requirements
(including the Honors Thesis) and on general academic challenges and


Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s and research experience preferred. 1-5
years of experience in academic advising preferred.

Job Specific Qualifications

  •  Must be an excellent
    communicator; a dedicated mentor; collegial in working with faculty and staff members engaged in mutual projects supporting students. Must
    have the wide-ranging general knowledge necessary to advise undergraduate students in a variety of academic and pre-professional fields;
    extensive knowledge of University curricula, advising, and administrative processes. Adept with understanding and communicating research at
    the undergraduate level; proficient in MS Office, including MS Access; WordPress, and contemporary and evolving social media


General Honors Advising:
Help students coordinate
Honors requirements with major requirements; career mentoring; post-graduate education counseling; explore internships and networking
options with students; help undecided/exploring students think through alternatives and devise a plan to select a major; work as part of the
team keeping student records accurate and up to date in the Honors database;
help students manage academic

Mentor 40% of Thesis juniors and seniors on Thesis progress. Help students: generate topics that map to
student interests and strengths; approach potential Thesis Advisors; craft strong Proposals and Updates; troubleshoot problems; complete IRB
process, where appropriate; track their progress to successful completion.

Academic Coursework Administration and

  • Schedule and manage on MySlice/Peoplesoft approximately 75 HNR prefix Honors courses and wait lists
    per year, including student permissions.
  • Evaluate course syllabi for possible fulfillment of Honors requirements and interact with
    faculty to request clarification of syllabi when needed.
  • Coordinate and communicate with Registrar, and school and college
    representatives regarding summer registration.
  • Communicate regularly with schools and colleges throughout the summer course
    selection period regarding Honors course demand and availability. 
  • Update the Honors website with current course

Civic Engagement Advising:

  • Help students coordinate civic engagement requirement
    with Honors and degree program requirements.
  • Collaborate with the university’s civic engagement offices/units to identify
    opportunities for students.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date records of students civic engagement hours.
  • Update the Honors
    website with current civic engagement information.

Other duties as assigned.


Enter Physical Requirements or “Not Applicable”


Tools/Equipment or “Not Applicable”

Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online
application, please attach a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a
private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the
geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential
college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a
choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate
students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For
more information, please visit

About the Syracuse

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest
of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social,
cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues.
Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking
in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University
prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital
status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by
applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in
University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community
outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and
those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary
commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree
accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the
employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a
Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students,
faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse,
multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among
individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently
diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs,
socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting
a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Job Category: Staff