Academic ASAP Student Advisor

LaGuardia Community College
Queens, NY
Nov 14, 2022
Nov 28, 2022
Position Type
Adviser / Advisor
Employment Type
Job Title: Academic ASAP Student Advisor

Job ID: 25486

Location: LaGuardia Community College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Founded in 1971 in Long Island City, Queens, LaGuardia Community College is one of seven community colleges of the City University of New York/CUNY. In 2019, LaGuardia served over 30,000 students in pre-college, associate degree, and continuing education programs. Major areas of study include Health Sciences, STEM, Business and Technology, and Liberal Arts. Consistent with the diversity of Queens, 56 percent of LaGuardia students are born outside of the United States. More than half are first-generation college students. Sixty-nine percent live in Queens; the rest come from Brooklyn and beyond. Virtually all LaGuardia students are ethnic minorities (88 percent), 58 percent are women, and 31 percent are over the age of 25. Forty-eight percent of LaGuardia students are Hispanic, making the college a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). Sixty-six percent of LaGuardia students receive financial aid. Slightly less than half attend part-time, often because they need to work to support their families. LaGuardia ranked fifth among U.S. community colleges in economic mobility - moving low-income students into the middle class and beyond - in a 2017 Stanford University study. For more information about LaGuardia please visit

Reporting to the ASAP Director, the ASAP Academic Student Advisor will accomplish all the duties listed in the CUNY Title Overview, as well as the following responsibilities:

Deliver comprehensive advisement support services to an assigned group of students through degree completion, according to campus program advisement rubric;
Utilize campus degree maps to create semester by semester academic plans for freshman, continuing and/or transfer students as appropriate;
Consistently review student progress and provide timely interventions to keep students on track toward degree;
Enter/document/track all student contact in ASAP program and/or college student database, recommend referral and services as appropriate;
Run student contact queries/reports consistently to determine outreach and follow up needed to meet students with the frequency and modality required by the program;
Conduct workshops and group advisement on topics of relevance and interest;
Performs related duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in an appropriate discipline and four years related experience.

Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in an appropriate discipline and four years related experience. A Master’s degree in Psychology, Counseling, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology and/or Social Work may be substituted for 2 years’ experience. The ideal candidate will have:

Experience working to provide guidance, support and services to students.
Strong understanding of the educational needs and challenges facing students from diverse urban backgrounds.
Demonstrated ability to maintain accurate and detailed student records.
Demonstrated skill in understanding and respecting cultural differences.
Computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office (Access and Excel); and aptitude to learn new systems as needed.
Strong organization, collaboration, communication, and facilitation skills.
Demonstrated knowledge of equitable and inclusive advisement practices to support students.


Experience presenting workshops, seminars and working with community college students desirable. The successful applicant will be familiar with and able to utilize position-related computerized applications and information technology.
Demonstrated self-sufficiency, good problem-solving and follow-up skills.
Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends.
Excellent communication and administrative skills.
Proven history working in retention based programming.
Ability to work in a centralized program where the reporting structure includes a central CUNY ASAP Office.
Ability to speak more than one language (English/Spanish) is a plus.


Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) helps students earn their college degree as quickly as possible, by removing the financial, academic, and personal obstacles that many students confront. Key ASAP program features include a consolidated block schedule, cohorts by major, required full-time study and comprehensive advisement and career development services. Financial incentives include tuition waivers for financial aid eligible students, yearly textbook vouchers, and MetroCards for all students. Further information is available at

The ASAP Advisor is a member of an integrated College team providing individual academic, career and related support to an assigned group of college students as they progress through the program.
Delivers comprehensive advisement support services to an assigned group of students through degree completion
Conducts workshops and group advisement on topics of relevance and interest
Reviews student progress and tracks student use of academic support services
Conducts regular outreach to faculty and other college staff as needed to support student success
Maintains accurate tracking data and notes for each assigned student, recommending appropriate referrals and opportunity programs
Supports annual recruitment of students
Organizes periodic special events and programs for students, faculty and staff
Performs related duties as assigned.


Higher Education Assistant




$51,242 - $71,242

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.