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Part-Time Academic Advisor - Communication

Apply now Posting Number: 492749
Type of Position: Part-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Administration

Position Title:

Part Time Academic Advisor - Communication



School of Communication and the Arts

Job Summary:

This part time position provides academic support and direction for traditional undergraduate students studying Communication in the School of Communication and the Arts.  The mission of academic advising at Marist is to provide the resources and teach skills necessary for students to develop and achieve their academic plan and career goals while providing a mentoring role. 

The role of an Academic Advisor at Marist includes using resources and systems to help inform students of opportunities, monitor their progress, make referrals and recommendations to their up-and-coming semester, as well as their overall 4-year plan and be available to meet with students in person, on campus.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in Communication or similar. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.

Essential Functions:

  • Advisors are expected to utilize both Degreeworks ® and Banner ® to track and manage student progress and courses available through both paper and electronic tools
  • Learn the new electronic 4-year plan software and become the internal expert to help other advisors navigate this new tool that the School of Communication and the Arts is piloting. 
  • Post office hours and commit 29 hours of office hours for students to make appointments to meet one-on-one per week.
  • Gain knowledge of all advising systems and tools as well as curriculum requirements for Communication majors, with various Minors and Concentrations.
  • Gain knowledge of various programs such as Study Abroad and Internships that are available for students to access during their time at Marist in order to help students navigate off campus opportunities. 
  • Monitor each student’s progress, proactively email students to set up appointments as needed. 
  • Generate meaningful discussions with student advisees, including how a student’s academic and extra-curricular choices match to their current career goals.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Required Application Documents:

Cover letter, Resume & Three Professional References

Special Instructions:

Position begins August 26th and is for the 2019-2020 Academic Year.

About the Department and School:

The School of Communication and the Arts prepares students to live and work successfully in the global communication and arts environment, and it embraces Marist College's mission to become one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.

The School of Communication and the Arts champions the values underpinning the Marist experience: excellence in education, investment in community, and commitment to service.

The School of Communication and the Arts will be a recognized leader in innovative teaching and documented student learning outcomes, leading-edge research and creative activity, and ongoing community engagement.

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River, in midtown Manhattan, and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 384 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (8th Best Regional University/North, 2nd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. The College is top-ranked for long-term study abroad (#7 in the U.S.) by the U.S. State Department’s Open Doors report. Marist educates more than 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees. Pending accreditation approval, the College plans to open the Marist Health Quest School of Medicine in 2022.

Type of Position:

Part Time



Months per Year:


Work Schedule:

Time required for advising and posted office hours.  29 hours maximum per week.


Marist College main campus, Poughkeepsie, NY.

Number of Positions Openings:


Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.


























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