Academic Advising Coordinator - CUNY Fatherhood Academy

Job Type

Full Time




New York
New York
United States


Academic Advising Coordinator - CUNY Fatherhood Academy 

Job ID: 18314 

Location: LaGuardia Community College 

Full/Part Time: Full-Time 

Regular/Temporary: Regular 

LaGuardia Community College, located in Long Island City, Queens, educates more than 50,000 New Yorkers annually through degree, certificate, and continuing education programs. Our guiding principle Dare To Do More reflects our belief in the transformative power of education—not just for individuals, but for our community and our country—creating pathways for achievement and safeguarding the middle class. LaGuardia is a national voice on behalf of community colleges, where half of all US college students study. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), the College reflects the legacy of our namesake, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the former NYC mayor beloved for his championing the underserved. Since our doors opened in 1971, our programs regularly become national models for pushing boundaries to give people of all backgrounds access to a high quality, affordable college education. We invite you to join us in imagining what our students, our community, and our country can become. Visit to learn more.

The CUNY Fatherhood Academy promotes responsible fatherhood and economic stability by connecting low-income fathers to educational, employment and parenting resources. We serve unemployed and underemployed fathers ages 18-28 for our High School Equivalency (HSE) program, and ages 18-30 for our College and Career Preparation program. The program provides HSE classes and additional tutoring; college and career workshops; parenting, financial and health information; family and self-sufficiency support; job readiness workshops and job development services; retention and follow-up; mentoring and assistance with applying to college and support through college degree attainment.

Reporting to the Academic Program Specialist, the Academic Advising Coordinator will provide participants with support advising services to new and continuing program participants. In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, the Coordinator's duties will also include, but is not limited to, the following:

- Assist with the development of advising protocols regarding participant attendance and progress toward academic and vocational goals;

- Assists in the development of Individual Development Plans for program participants which may include academic assessment, preparation for employment, parenting instruction, marriage/relationship skills development, supportive services, and follow-up.

- Facilitate workshops geared to educate, inspire and guide participants toward an awareness of their worth as young men and fathers within their families and communities while helping to address barriers to self-sufficiency and effective parenting;

- Coordinate schedules of participants and maintain concise, accurate case notes and coordinate referrals to local agencies such as the Child Support Services, HRA, Family and Civil Court, Probation Treatment Programs and NYC Shelters;

- Provide data for participant activity tracking reports and monitor participant incentive programs to increase productivity and engagement in programs;

- Provides general academic and college success advice, as well as, career exploration support;

- Coordinate field trips, off-site family events, job fairs and graduation ceremonies;

- Monitor student's academic participation and progress, ensure compliance with guidelines, and manage records and files;

- Advocate for students and intervene with appropriate program support services and provide referrals to faculty, campus learning resources and/or additional external support;

- Maintain program curriculum data and assist with the creation of training manuals and educational support materials;

- Participate in regular team meetings with faculty, academic and administrative staff, and actively participates in campus and University meetings and training activities. 


Bachelor's degree required.


- Two (2) years' related experience 

- Strong organizational, time-management, and administrative skills.

- Willingness and ability to take initiative, meet tight deadlines, and work with or without supervision.

- Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

- Ability to work in a diverse environment, and exhibit socio-cultural competence and understanding.

- Demonstrate leadership, problem-solving, decision-making and creative thinking skills.

- Excellent attention to detail and record keeping. 


- Provides basic administrative support for the academic counseling program. 

- Coordinates group student academic counseling and advisement workshops; schedules on-going advisement sessions 

- Works with students to resolve academic issues by providing policy information and/or referrals 

- Assists with training students, faculty and staff on use of advising technologies 

- Conducts workshops for new faculty 

- Updates advisement communication materials 

- May conduct surveys of student services to evaluate program effectiveness; compiles data to prepare activity reports as needed 

- May occasionally offer general academic advisement to students in degree and certificate programs. 

- Performs related duties as assigned. 


Assistant to HEO 




Salary commensurate with education and experience.

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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Candidates should provide a resume and cover letter. 


April 2, 2018 


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional 


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. 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

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