State University of New York at Oswego — Academic Success Advisor

The Advisement Center at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a 12-month professional Academic Success Advisor staff position. 

Posting Date: June 4, 2019

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled

Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff, visit: or 

Date of Appointment: As soon as possible

Description of Responsibilities:
The Academic Success Advisor will provide academic advisement and support to incoming freshmen and transfers for the students first year at SUNY Oswego. The Advisor will collaborate with academic departments to develop appropriate action plan for students regarding their course schedule and curricular needs. The Advisor will also assist students in achieving their academic goals by helping them navigate through the challenges and demands of college and will be an intricate part in improving retention support efforts and inspiring students to a timely degree completion. 

The Academic Success Advisor will: 

  • Advise a caseload of incoming freshmen and transfers and register them for their first semester of courses. 
  • Collaborate with academic departments to ensure accurate curriculum and program information is understood. 
  • Document student progress using Starfish and Degree Works. 
  • Research and implement best practices within academic advising, academic success strategies, and other areas pertaining to the Advisement Center needs. 
  • Research and implement best practices in working with first generation college students, diverse student populations, and underrepresented student populations, 
  • Collaborate with Advisement Center team members on data gathering and reporting for assessment purposes.

In addition, the Academic Success Advisor will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in presentation and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate and/ or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.     

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree by the time of appointment
  • Minimum two-year academic advising or student services experience
  • Demonstrated student-centered approach and passion for student success with a focus on meeting the needs of diverse student populations
  • Professional experience must show competence in, and knowledge of, best practices in the assessment of student academic needs
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in education, counseling, student personnel, or job-related field
  • Experience in the utilization of computer technology tracking systems such as Banner, Degree Works, and/ or Starfish. 
  • Demonstrated experience working with and advocating for culturally diverse student populations, students with disabilities, and/ or English language learners

To Apply:  Submit a cover letter addressing submit a letter of application addressing the required qualifications, including how you see yourself contributing to diversity, inclusion or equity at SUNY Oswego or how you have contributed to diversity, equity and inclusion,  curriculum vitae (CV)/resume, copy of unofficial transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred or program in process, and contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically to:

If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail:

Mallory Bower, Search Committee Chair at

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

Files must be complete (all documents in the application instructions submitted) to be considered.  Official transcripts are required at time of appointment. 

Description of Department:
The Advisement Center, new on campus, is focused on helping students transition to the SUNY Oswego community from either high school or another institution. We provide academic advising from the time of deposit and introduce them to campus-wide resources, services, and experiences that will help students thrive both academically and socially. The Advisement Center also provides walk-in services to help students navigate their college experience. 

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive university located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse.  One of 13 comprehensive colleges in the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY) system, SUNY Oswego is recognized nationally for its academic quality, focus on student success outcomes, and the growing diversity of its student body. Ranked 11th among public master’s-level universities in the 2019 “Top Regional Universities in the North” by U.S. News and World Report, SUNY Oswego is also recognized among Princeton Review’s Best Regional Colleges in the Northeast – an honor bestowed on the college every year since 2003. 

Inspired by a shared commitment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher education boundaries, SUNY Oswego provides a transformative experience to 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.  The college offers preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education, and its success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. 

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity across the entire campus community. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. 

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing   

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