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Assistant Director of Academic Support Services & Advisement

Apply now Job No: 494971
Local Title: Assistant Director of Academic Support Services & Advisement
Budget Title: Senior Academic Advisor
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Management and Professional, Administrative


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of Academic Support Services and Advisement at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Assistant Director / Senior Academic Advisor. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Academic Support Services and Advisement, the successful candidate will:

  • Meet individually and in small groups with the College of Medicine, College of Nursing, School of Graduate Studies, School of Health Professions, and the School of Public Health students to improve their academic performance (study strategies: note making, time management, stress management, test taking, etc.).
  • Conduct individual follow up sessions with students as necessary, and maintain progress reports.
  • Work proactively with at-risk students to maximize their chances of success.
  • Coach, monitor, and advise students experiencing academic difficulty and/or those on academic probation.
  • Refer students to external evaluators for assessment of learning disabilities, as needed.
  • Present a variety of workshops, study strategy sessions, and other sponsored group activities within the learning programs of the Office of Academic Support and Advisement.
  • Provide feedback to the Associate Director and Assistant Vice President of Academic Support and Advisement (AVP) regarding curricular and course topics that are difficult for students.
  • Recommend intervention strategies to the AVP for students experiencing academic difficulty.
  • Assist students in the School of Public Health with organizing and editing written assignments.
  • Coordinate services, and related needs for students with documented accommodation needs.
  • Supervise, schedule, and train student work-study tutors.
  • Provide general assistance with various daily administrative tasks, program assessment, and data management.
  • Assist the AVP in identifying, developing, and implementing new programs to meet the academic support needs of School of Health Professions and College of Nursing students.
  • Assist the AVP in evaluating existing academic support programs, making recommendations for improvements, and supervising the implementation of recommended innovations and modifications.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree.
  • 2+ years of current experience (or equivalent) working with student support programs at the college/university level and knowledge of sophisticated computer systems.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, public speaking communication skills.
  • Must be attentive to detail and be able to take initiative.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD preferred in educational psychology, school psychology or related field.

Work Schedule:

Monday to Friday; 9:00am to 5:00pm

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Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:


  An approved COVID-19 vaccination.

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at 718-270-3025.


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