Arts & Sciences & Maxwell - Advising & Career
Lead Academic & Professional Advisor
Commensurate with Experience
Standard University business hours
8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)
Hours may vary based on operational needs.
Unionized Position Code
The Lead Academic and Professional Advisor plays an important role
in the work of the College of Arts and Sciences and Maxwell
advising team. This position will be a professional leader with
expertise in advising undergraduate students who are either
exploring major options or who have already declared a major.
This role requires collaboration with the advising team, faculty,
and departments to provide outstanding service to our students,
supporting their academic and professional goals and timely
completion of their degrees. This role carries a full advising
Primary responsibilities include academic advising,
career/professional, and post-graduation planning.
In conjunction with best practices, the Lead Academic and
Professional Advisor will design, develop, update, and deliver
workshops for undergraduate students on topics related to major
and/or minor selection, program requirements, career development,
job search strategies, and graduate school planning.
The Lead advisor acts in direct support of the Assistant Director
to advance projects towards the strategic goal of the office.
• Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s preferred.
• Three (3) plus years of experience in academic advising at the
college-level is required.
Job Specific Qualifications
• Maintain knowledge of all academic advising and career counseling
functions of the school and of allied offices to effectively advise
students, faculty, faculty advisors and other defined
• Expert level knowledge in academic counseling methods and career
modeling will be required to interpret and communicate results of
individual aptitude and career assessment instruments with this
• Career exploration and counseling experience is required as part
of academic advising experience.
• Ability to communicate and work with diverse populations is
necessary, as are excellent interpersonal, planning, teamwork, and
• Ability to independently interpret and make recommendations for
improvement in advising policy and procedure.
• Provide academic and professional advising leadership under the
guidance of an Assistant Director of Advising.
• Responsible for training and coordination of delivery of advising
programing within assigned advising team.
• Provide expertise, support, and direction to advisors within
assigned advising team.
• Provide input on the performance of advisors within the team to
the Assistant Director of Advising.
• Provide academic and professional (career and graduate pathway)
advising through one-on-one and group sessions for assigned cohort
of undergraduate students.
• This position will have its own assigned student caseload.
• Ensure requirements are met for all undergraduate students for
• Support assigned advising team in degree audits, establish
regular communications with advisees, and maintain up-to-date and
accurate student records utilizing University’s prescribed
• In conjunction with best practices, design, develop, update, and
deliver a variety of career and academic workshops for
undergraduate students on topics such as: major and/or minor
selection, program requirements, career development, job search
strategies, and graduate school planning.
• Support planning of special events that facilitate group
advising, including collaborative events across campus that pertain
to Arts and Sciences/ Maxwell students.
• Collaborate and maintain relationships with faculty and staff in
schools and colleges within SU to help identify and guide students
towards successful college and post college paths.
• Partner with Alumni and/or Employer relations (Central) to assist
in helping to achieve education and career goals.
• Serve as main point of contact with students and guide them
through various program options in the University.
• Identify, track, and report metrics on all career-related
outcomes such as student appointments, career education engagement,
internships, and placement into career and graduate school.
• Administer and interpret career-related assessments.
• Collect these data points utilizing the university-wide shared
career technology software.
• Report metrics to College and University leadership as
• Evaluate progress and assess programming and delivery for
continuous improvement of student success.
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a
resume and cover letter.
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