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Advising Dean

Columbia College

Advising Dean

  • 533254
  • Morningside
  • Columbia College
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Jan 14 2023
  • Grade 12
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $64,100 - $75,000
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Position Summary

An Advising Dean in the James H. and Christine Turk Berick Center for Student Advising is responsible for advising undergraduate students across all class years in Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. Primary responsibilities include student advising, making connections for advisees to other campus-based advising services (resource referral), supporting the Center's programming and operational efforts, and overseeing the academic progress of advisees. The Advising Dean in this position in particular will work as an integral member of the Columbia Undergraduate Scholars Program (CUSP).


  • Student advising duties include counseling students about academic policies, programs, and options, assisting students in the development of educational plans to achieve their short and long term goals, explore academic choices and opportunities, and evaluate post-graduate options. The Advising Dean will work with specific academic departments in both schools, partner offices within and outside of the University.
  • Resource referral duties include maintaining a comprehensive knowledge about all academic policies and procedures, core requirements, pre-professional information, and all non-major requirements. An Advising Dean will work collaboratively with faculty, academic departments, the Center for Career Education, and other campus resources and departments to address the student's questions or concerns.
  • The specialty function of this position serves the Columbia Undergraduate Scholars Program (CUSP). CUSP is an academic enhancement honors program for Columbia College and SEAS Scholars that provides cohort specific and broad-based programming within a strong and coherent advising structure. The specific responsibilities of this position include: 1) participate in developing and delivering the CUSP curriculum; 2) implement, monitor, evaluate, and assess the CUSP curriculum and events; 3) connect Scholars with summer research/internship opportunities; 4) coordinate with various university offices for recruitment and yielding of prospective Scholars.
  • Programming duties include supporting the programming efforts of the Center for Student Advising and other programs such as the New Student Orientation.
  • Program, Family Weekend, Days on Campus, Class Day.
  • Oversight of academic progress duties include maintaining current records on advisees (e.g. academic plans, leaves of absence, readmission, summer study, academic disciplinary reports, student petitions, graduation clearances). The Advising Dean communicates with faculty and other advising offices as appropriate.
  • An Advising Dean will partner with relevant offices to address student crisis situations when necessary.
  • An Advising Dean may be assigned to train new staff members on relevant policies and procedures and to mentor them by providing day-to-day guidance on student-advising issues.
  • An Advising Dean may be assigned specific cross-unit and cross-functional responsibilities that will require collaborative work within the CSA and with the CSA's partner offices.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent required.
  • A minimum of three years of experience working with College students in one or more of the following areas is required: academic advising; college teaching; experience mentoring undergraduates in research; experience in undergraduate administration or other related experience.
  • Excellent organizational, and written, and oral communication skills required.
  • Flexibility and attention to detail are essential.
  • The successful applicant must have a strong capacity to work independently and collaboratively on a team, on multiple projects, and to prioritize accordingly.
  • Evening and weekend work may be required for special programs, individual student, student group, and team outreach and to maintain a level of excellence in work responsibilities.

    **Applications submitted without a resume and cover letter will not be reviewed.**

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