Posted: Feb 9, 2024

Baruch College – Associate Director of Career and Academic Advising

Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2024

Baruch College – Associate Director of Career and Academic Advising  

Job Description:

“At Baruch College we believe that student success is everyone’s responsibility”

Located in the historic Gramercy Park/Flatiron district of Manhattan, Baruch College is one of eleven senior colleges of the City University of New York (CUNY). We are proud to serve a diverse and engaged student body of over 19,000. Our students represent a wealth of racial, ethnic, economic, religious, linguistic, and national origin backgrounds, and include many recent immigrants as well as individuals who are the first in their families to attend college. Baruch is ranked among the top institutions of higher education in the nation by The Chronicle of Higher Education for promoting student social mobility. Baruch is also listed among the nation’s top public colleges for academic excellence.

The Weissman School of Arts and Sciences is one of three schools in Baruch College. It offers the resources of a world capital and a major public university together with the student-centered focus of a small liberal arts college. Weissman has a productive, thriving, nationally renowned faculty of more than 225 full-time members organized into thirteen departments. It offers five graduate degrees, in traditional and executive formats, as well as courses at all levels of undergraduate education, from foundational to capstone, and a range of interdisciplinary programs that make connections among the arts and sciences and link our disciplines to business and public affairs.

The Office of Graduate Studies supports the full life cycle of graduate students from the moment of application inquiry through graduation, in six graduate programs. They are an MA program in Arts Administration, MA program in Corporate Communication, MS program in Financial Engineering, MS program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Executive MS program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and an MA program in Mental Health Counseling. Reporting to the Director of Graduate Programs for the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, the successful candidate for the position of Associate Director of Career and Academic Advising will assume a leadership role in the design and delivery of creative approaches to career education and planning. Weissman’s Office of Graduate Studies is dedicated to assisting our graduate students and alumni with the services and resources needed to have successful, rewarding careers in the fields of Arts Administration, Corporate Communication, Financial Engineering, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and Mental Health Counseling.

Primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop orientation programs to engage and retain students, and to prepare them for career development during their academic program.
  • Provide academic and career advising to Weissman graduate students.
  • Consults with faculty, staff, campus clubs/organizations, administrators, and employers regarding students' career development needs, with a direct connection to academic career planning.
  • Works individually and in groups providing both academic advisement and career preparation and job search techniques including course planning, strengths assessment, resume writing, interviewing techniques, networking, LinkedIn, etc.
  • Provides International student specific advisement related to academic and career planning.
  • Collaborate with other academic and administrative offices to maintain a comprehensive student academic and career advisement program.
  • Instruct students, faculty and staff on use of advising and career planning technologies.
  • Provides information to students regarding student support services, college policies and program procedures.
  • Designs and produces outcomes assessment reports; reviews outcomes and feedback and recommends strategies to expand and improve services.
  • Supervises part-time staff

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary range $82,928 - $93,491; 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. 


Bachelor's Degree and six years' related experience required.


A Master's degree is preferred. Experience in higher education and college counseling is preferred. Prior experience with students and employers in a graduate setting is a plus. The successful candidate will have the established ability to manage multiple responsibilities that are time sensitive and require careful attention to detail. The ability to set priorities, exercise sound judgment, and interact with students, employers, faculty and staff in a professional and thoughtful manner are essential. Strong oral and written communication skills and knowledge of Microsoft applications are equally essential. Experience with career services tools such as Symplicity, social media platforms and web-based communications and resources preferred. Evenings until 6pm are required. Some late evenings and weekend hours may be required. Some travel may be required.

How to Apply:

Go to the CUNY website to see the complete position description and job requirements in CUNYFirst under Job Opening ID # 27971. You can view and apply for this job in CUNYFirst via the following direct link to the posting 

Closing Date:

February 28, 2024  

EEO Statement:

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.