Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 11, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Academic & Career Advisor (Toronto)

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The Northeastern University College of Professional Studies invites applications from qualified individuals to provide graduate and undergraduate students a personalized academic and career advising experience from the point of admission through graduation and beyond. Each advisor will partner with an assigned caseload of domestic and international students to facilitate the development of an academic and professional development plan that incorporates intentional career planning and exploration, experiential learning, and engagement with networks and communities.

While the Academic & Career Advisor/Toronto will have primary responsibilities on the Northeastern University - Toronto Campus, the incumbent will attend remote meetings and implement projects for specific position responsibilities and needs with Northeastern University, Boston.

Candidates should hold a master's degree (or equivalent work experience) and have a track record of strong academic and professional performance. Candidates must possess a minimum of 3 to 5 years professional experience, characterized by increasing levels of responsibility, preferably in an academic or student affairs/student services environment or in HR/ corporate recruiting/ or related area; Experience in a service or leadership role such as an academic advisor/counselor/ coach/ human resources/client or customer service professional or similar capacity preferred. The successful candidate will have a passion for educating and supporting students in a higher education environment, demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of students (particularly adult learners, international students, and online learners) and knowledge of professional development and career advising practice. Hold professional certifications in related fields will be considered a plus.

Required attributes
The successful candidate will have/be:
  • Passion for educating and supporting students
  • Knowledge of professional development and career advising practices
  • Familiarity with corporate recruiting practices, hiring trends, and employment market channels
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs and concerns of a diverse student population
  • Experience working with adult learners, international students, and online students
  • Student-centered and have a strong sense of responsibility for student success
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Strong prioritization, time management, and follow-through skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and presentation skills
  • Comfortable using multiple mediums to communicate, esp. in the online environment
  • Current and stay abreast of research in the field of academic and student affairs
  • Able to work collaboratively and independently in a rapidly changing environment
  • Initiative to exercise sharp critical thinking skills and sound judgment to problem solve independently within organization guidelines and policies
  • Creative in coming up with ideas to improve service to students
  • The ability to discern appropriate level of communication with multiple audiences and maintain confidentiality around complex and sensitive issues to be in compliance with applicable federal (Canada and US), provincial, state, and Northeastern guidelines
  • Comfortable operating in a fast-paced work environment, with demonstrated ability and comfort to efficaciously handle multiple tasks and projects
  • Proficient in the use Microsoft Office Suite tools products
  • Certification (or be willing to obtain such certification) in one or more areas directly related to the work of the position or one's professional field, such as MBTI, career certifications, PMI, APR, etc.
  • Flexible in work assignments and work hours to include some evenings and weekends. Desired Attributes: It is highly desirable for the candidate to Have industry experience related to one or more programs offered
  • Have experience in working with international students in an academic advising, academic support, and /or career development context
  • Have an interest in conducting research on effective practices in direct service to students
  • Have strong technological skills and experience using various software, programs, and tools
  • Have experience with Salesforce (Customer Relation Management system) and Banner mainframe database system
  • Have an interest in working with students to navigate and understand career paths in the following areas: -Analytics -Leadership and Management -Regulatory Affairs in Science and Industry -Government and Civic Engagement

    The incumbent will demonstrate an ability to work independently while collaborating with colleagues on the Toronto campus, regional and Boston based colleagues in the Office of Academic Advising and other key campus partners including student support offices, Faculty and Program Managers.

    Preferred Qualifications:


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    Additional Information:
    This position is located on Northeastern University's Toronto Campus.

    Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

    All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

    To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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