Student Success Advisor ~ NY Campus

Student Success New York, New York


AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, with campuses in Los Angeles and New York City, is one of the foremost performing arts colleges in the country. AMDA offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs in Acting, Musical Theatre, Dance Theatre and Performing Arts, as well as a two-year conservatory program.

The Student Success Advisor will provide support over a wide variety of areas including pre-enrollment support, academic progress monitoring, day-to-day student issues, career development and personal development. The Student Success Advisor will be their students’ “go-to” staff member for almost any issue. The Student Success Advisor will be able to work collaboratively and hand-in-hand with AMDA faculty and staff to ensure each student’s academic success.

AMDA is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Serve as the student’s primary contact and support for all matters – academically and personally
  • Act as the first contact for more serious issues and when appropriate, if the Student Mentor cannot immediately resolve the student’s issue, guide the student to the staff member who can best help the student resolve the issue
  • Check in weekly with each student to ensure student progress in all areas of their AMDA experience
  • Prepare students for their transition to AMDA from high school, and integrate new students into the intellectual, artistic and creative life at AMDA
  • Provide baseline academic guidance to students throughout their time at AMDA and in preparing for graduation, assist students in achieving post-graduation career goals
  • Work collaboratively with Admissions Advisors to ensure that each accepted student is fully ready to attend AMDA and has submitted all required documents
  • Coordinate with other departments, specifically Education Services and Student Affairs, to increase retention and graduation rates for students
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of one year of appropriately related experience required; experience in student services and advisement will be given preference
  • Superior oral and written communication skills, interpersonal and administrative skills with the ability to work with a team of diverse professional staff and students.
AMDA is proud to be an EOE employer M/F/D/V