Academic Advisor

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 16, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Academic Advisor

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 College of Arts, Media and Design is seeking a new Academic Advisor.

The main mission of the Academic Advisor is to ensure a student-centered advising environment for students in specified departments in the college. As members of the undergraduate advising team in the college, the academic advisors work closely with each other under the direct supervision of the Director of Academic Advising to: advise undergraduate students on a wide range of academic issues starting in their first year and continuing through graduation; maintain accurate advising and student records; and coordinate various student services related projects aimed at providing academic support and information to students. In addition, advisors work in partnership with faculty mentors and chairs in their academic departments to develop advising support initiatives that will enhance the quality of students' academic experience and increase retention of students.

To qualify, candidate must have a Master's degree in an arts or education-related field, and direct academic advising experience. At least 2 years of experience in higher education preferred, inclusive of graduate internship or practicum experience.

Candidate must have strong organizational, analytical, interpersonal and communication (both verbal and written) skills. Have general computer skills, be proficient with all Microsoft Office applications and have experience using databases is required. Ability to learn and effectively utilize the college and university-level systems, degree audit and other computer systems in day- to-day advising is necessary.

Candidate must be able to work well with a wide range of personalities, juggle many activities simultaneously, take initiative, work independently, be detail-oriented and follow through with projects. Ability to work as an integral member of a team is critical.

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Additional Information:
Please attach resume and cover letter.

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.

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