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  • New York, NY
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Academic Advisor/Senior Academic Advisor for Juniors and Seniors

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 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.

Hybrid Policy:       

Please review the Hybrid Policy here.



Position Summary

Reporting to the Associate Dean of Academic Advising at Fordham College, the Academic Advisor for Juniors and Seniors provides holistic, personalized guidance to Juniors and Seniors in Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), in Manhattan, and Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH), in the Bronx, aiming to bolster their academic success, strengthen their connections to their programs of study, introduce them to relevant extracurricular opportunities, and support their progression to degree completion.


Academic Advisors for Juniors and Seniors also play crucial roles as liaisons, facilitating ongoing communication and collaboration with the faculty leadership of academic programs, with faculty advisors, and with administrative staff within the Deans’ Offices and throughout the University.


This position may require occasional evening and weekend hours to support major campus events.


Essential Functions        

Applies best practices in academic advising to assist students in understanding and navigating academic requirements, connecting to experiential opportunities, and making timely progress to degree completion.
Partners with faculty to collaboratively guide students toward appropriate classes, internships, and experiences to match their learning and post-graduation goals.
Develops and initiates programming and resources to support students in their academic progress and career development.
Collaborates with other members of the University to develop a strong community, deliver programs that support student success, retention, and degree completion and provide holistic and informed guidance to students.
Contributes to the effectiveness of academic advising and student support through team-based work with colleagues in FCRH, FCLC, the Gabelli School of Business, and other schools throughout Fordham University.
Fully leverages the potential of the Fordham Hub (powered by Salesforce) to provide wraparound student support; uses the Fordham Hub and other data-based tools to identify and prioritize students who would benefit from intervention and support.
Attends regular case conferences and works collaboratively with others across the institution 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.

Essential Functions Note

This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

The University may assign additional related duties as necessary.


Additional Functions      

Supports major campus events such as admissions activities, Commencement, research showcases, and awards ceremonies.


Required Qualifications: Education and Experience        

Bachelor’s Degree
Academic Advisor: Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in higher education, academic advising, or transfer student support.
Senior Academic Advisor: Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in higher education, academic advising, or transfer student support.

Required Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills     

Familiarity with best practices in academic advising and in working with a varied, diverse population of students.
Excellent interpersonal and 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.
Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Preferred Qualifications 

Master’s degree in Higher Education Student Affairs, Counseling, or related field.
Experience in advising special populations, such as STEM.
Experience with Banner, Salesforce, and web management systems.

Minimum Starting Salary: $65,000


Maximum Starting Salary: $85,000


Note: Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and skills.




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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