College Advisor CCI

The State University of New York

About The State University of New York:
The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States, and more than 95 percent of all New Yorkers live within 30 miles of any one of SUNY’s 64 colleges and universities. Across the system, SUNY has four academic health centers, five hospitals, four medical schools, two dental schools, a law school, the state’s only college of optometry, and manages one US Department of Energy National Laboratory. In total, SUNY serves about 1.4 million students amongst its entire portfolio of credit- and non-credit-bearing courses and programs, continuing education, and community outreach programs. SUNY oversees nearly a quarter of academic research in New York. Research expenditures system-wide are nearly $1.1 billion in fiscal year 2022, including significant contributions from students and faculty. There are more than three million SUNY alumni worldwide, and one in three New Yorkers with a college degree is a SUNY alum. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunities, visit

Job Description:
The College Advisor for the College Connections Initiative (CCI) will provide services to participants (non-traditional, adult learners and high school students) to increase their college readiness and access to post-secondary options. The College Advisor will facilitate college counseling to support assigned participants with the college application process: college list, college applications, essays, FAFSA/financial aid, academic resume and placement/enrollment into college. The College Advisor will implement service activities as outlined in the current CCI program plan. Candidate must be flexible with scheduling and available Monday – Thursday 1pm to 9pm and Friday 9am-5pm.


  • Conduct outreach and recruitment for CCI participants at high schools, community-based organizations, community events and North Bronx current students and alumni.
  • Assist with the intake process for interested CCI applicants to enroll and engage in post-secondary planning activities.
  • Establish a student action plan for assigned CCI participants to identify service goals and address barriers to participant’s post-secondary plans.
  • Provide individual and group counseling to program participants and community members to support with their college readiness and/or career exploration.
  • Deliver weekly/ongoing college advisement sessions for each CCI participant on caseload throughout the college application process.
  • Host monthly college awareness workshops each semester for students enrolled in the center’s High School Equivalency (HSE) program.
  • Coordinate plans for college tours and information sessions for CCI program participants and serve as “Lead Chaperone” during college tours.
  • Search and distribute information on college fairs to CCI participants & assist students to register for free college events.
  • Refer CCI participants to on-site ATTAIN Lab to utilize available resource/s for college planning process and vocational trainings.
  • Record and track CCI student services/activities into Banner database system. Utilize internal program tracking tool/s on a daily basis.
  • Develop working relationships with community partners to increase student referrals and request for services.
  • Participate in the establishment of formal partnership agreements.
  • Assist with data collection, review and development of program reports as requested by Supervisor and Executive Director.
  • Participate in individual and staff meetings as facilitated by Supervisor and Executive Director.


  • Master’s Degree required with field of study in Higher Education, Guidance Counseling, Social Work, Human Service, Psychology, Sociology or related discipline.
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in providing college access and college counseling to underserved students (adult learners, high school and non-traditional students) in an Educational, Community and School-based setting or Workforce Development Program.
  • Strong knowledge of higher education systems and post-secondary options within New York City and State.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop working relationships with high school administrators, guidance/college counseling staff, college admissions representatives, community-based organizations and parents.
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills, organization, presentation, leadership, time management skills are necessary.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, virtual tools (Zoom, Google Teams, etc.) and an aptitude to learn other systems highly desired.
  • Bilingual in English & Spanish a plus.

Additional Information:

  • Salary is dependent on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, experience, education, training, and certifications. The range for this position is $55,000-$62,000 annually.
  • This position is SL-3 and is part of the United University Professions Union.
  • Excellent Benefit Package which includes: NYS health insurance, free dental and vision coverage, competitive retirement options, tuition assistance, parental leave at full pay, and generous vacation, sick, and holiday time. Generous amount of time off: 13 days of paid holidays per year; 15 days of vacation and 15 days of sick time accrued for the first year of employment.  Then increases thereafter.  Please see our UUP benefits summary for additional information.
  • This position will be based in Bronx, NY.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Application Instructions:
Interested candidates are invited to apply online at Please submit a cover letter, resume and four professional references when applying. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

State University of New York System Administration is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, or retaliation.

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