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Academic Advisor

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 2, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
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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 Office of Student Services is actively seeking two Academic Advisors to join their team!

Please note: The primary work location for this position is the Boston MA Northeastern University Campus Location. Until our full return to campus, which is still to-be-determined, this interview process will be conducted remotely- including virtual interviews, remote onboarding and remote work. The remote nature of this position is subject to change in the future and is only temporary. Local, on-campus work will be required once the College and this role return to an operational status that supports it.

The academic advisor provides student-centered advising services to Bouve College of Health Sciences students. The advisor assists students with interpreting degree audits, understanding degree requirements, planning curricular and co-curricular experiences, and making referrals to resources. The advisor interprets and communicates University and College policies and procedures and assists students with navigating processes. The advisor works collaboratively with constituents across campus to facilitate services for students. The advisor will occasionally coordinate programs and events for students and will also coordinate special projects at the discretion of the Associate Director and/or Assistant Dean.

Master's degree required. Two years of previous experience in higher education preferred. Candidates with a health-care background, higher-education experience, science background, or related education are encouraged to apply. Strong advising, interpersonal, analytical, and organizational, communication, and customer-service skills required. Candidate must enjoy public speaking and presenting, demonstrating the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. The ideal candidate must possess a commitment to working with college populations and be able to manage multiple time-sensitive projects in a fast-paced environment. The candidate must possess a strong demonstrated proficiency in Internet research/navigation and Microsoft Office software for office productivity, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with using Access to generate existing reports preferred. Ability to manage, track, report data with high level of accuracy while exporting as it relates to tracking students' academic progression. Report production and assistance in identifying data patterns/trends. Desired candidate will demonstrate ability to interface with multiple user-friendly software platforms [Banner, Salesforce, DARS, Student Success Collaborative] in a fast-paced environment. The person in this position is expected to provide leadership and take initiative for project management and implementation. Prior knowledge and best practices in student development, retention and academic support programs are also required. Candidates must have experience in, or a demonstrated commitment to, working with a diverse student population.

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Additional Information:
For more than a century, Northeastern University's Bouve College of Health Sciences has championed a simple idea: Experience deepens learning. Here, at one of the nation's leading health science colleges, future pharmacists, policymakers, administrators, nurses, physical therapists, scientists, speech therapists, and psychologists learn from renowned professors, while apprenticing alongside preeminent clinicians and researchers at top health institutions.

Bouve College of Health Sciences encompasses four exceptional schools, School of Health Professions, School of Nursing, School of Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences, and School of Pharmacy. Together, these institutions leverage interdisciplinary collaboration and strategic synergies to tackle the world's most pressing health challenges. It is this cross-pollination of academic rigor, interdisciplinary perspectives and globally recognized experiential learning that distinguishes Bouve and its graduates.

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Bouve College of Health Sciences values and respects the multiple and diverse identities of our shared humanity across race, ethnicity, class, ability, language, gender, sexuality, age, nationality, and military service. We are committed to enlivening the climate of diversity at Bouve through teaching, learning, dialogue, and relationship building. We seek to nurture inhabitable and welcoming spaces where all members feel that their ideas, voice, and lived experiences matter. We avow that differences in perspectives exist, are to be anticipated, and that respect for our differences is foundational to the universe of ideas that enrich our lives and professions. We are committed to advocacy, inclusion, and justice for all.

Northeastern University offers a comprehensive and competitive employee benefits program for all full-time regular faculty and staff including medical plans, a dental plan, medical and dependent-care reimbursement accounts, retirement plans, life insurance benefits, disability programs, and tuition reimbursement.

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    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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