Advisement and Transition seeks a Transfer Mobility Advisor to coordinate all aspects of a collaborative advising and transition initiative among SUNY Cortland, Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3), and SUNY Broome that supports the seamless transfer of students. The position also supports transfer credit and advising initiatives at SUNY Cortland, including transfer credit evaluation, development of transfer planning resources, and the permission to transfer credit process for current students.
Provide advisement to students at Tompkins Cortland and SUNY Broome through a weekly presence on each campus; weekly travel required during the academic year
Promote advising appointments and overall initiative to students on the two-year campuses
Advise prospective transfer students on course selection for two-year degree completion and transfer options; assist students with career and major decisions, academic preparedness, and accessing appropriate campus resources
Utilize SUNY resources (SUNY Transfer Paths, Degree Works, Transfer Finder) and SUNY Cortland transfer resources; collaborate with staff at two-year campuses
Track data related to project to assess student engagement in advising services and academic success
Coordinate ongoing communication and meetings among faculty at the three campuses to discuss curriculum, course equivalencies, and student success
Assist in the evaluation of transfer credit at Cortland for all incoming transfer and first-year students
Serve as the primary reviewer of requests from current Cortland students seeking to take courses at other institutions
Maintain transfer planning sheets and resources for all prospective transfer students
Serve as a resource to SUNY Cortland students, faculty and staff regarding transfer policy, procedure, and credit equivalencies
Work closely with Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Registration and Record Services, and academic departments to address student needs
This position works as part of a team and will support the overall mission and functions of Advisement and Transition, including academic advising, early alert outreach, orientation, the first-year experience course, and student support initiatives for transfer, non-traditional, graduate, and undecided students.
Knowledge and understanding of the transfer student experience
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with people of diverse backgrounds at all levels of the organization
Technical skills for effective use of student technology platforms
Demonstrated ability to coordinate detailed initiative with multiple stakeholders
Ability to problem solve, apply policy in decision making, and detect and resolve discrepancies
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
At least two years' professional experience working with students in higher education or similar setting.
Valid driver's license
Master’s Degree in higher education, counseling or related field
Three or more years' relevant experience working with academic advisement, admissions or transfer students
Experience with SUNY Seamless Transfer Initiatives
Experience using technology and software packages such as Banner, OnBase, Argos, Starfish, Degree Works, Formstack, CMS web development, and Microsoft Office suite
Internal Number: 3984
About SUNY Cortland
SUNY Cortland is one of 64 campuses in the State University of New York system. The State University of New York is a quality public university that combines world-renowned faculty, dedicated staff, and a truly diverse body of talented students to pursue its mission in every corner of the state: "to learn, to search, to serve."