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Academic Advisor

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Aug 4, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services
Employment Level
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Full Time
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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 main mission of the Academic Advisor is to ensure a student-centered academic 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 do the following:
  • Advise undergraduates on a wide range of academic issues as students move from their first year through graduation;
  • Maintain accurate advising and student records;
  • 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/programs to develop advising support initiatives that will enhance the quality of students' academic experience and increase retention of students.


Masters degree in an arts and sciences or education-related field required. Previous experience in higher education is preferred. Strong organizational, analytical, and interpersonal communication (both verbal and written) are necessary. Computer skills and experience in working with databases desirable. Ability to learn and effectively utilize the College and University-level computer systems in day-to-day advising is necessary. Ability to work well with a variety of personalities and to juggle many activities simultaneously, take initiative, and follow through with projects. Ability and desire to create programming aimed at retention of CSSH students. Ability to work independently and desire and ability to work as an integral member of a team is necessary.

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Additional Information:
The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts. Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a dynamic and highly selective urban research university in the center of Boston. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern provides unprecedented global experiential learning opportunities. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups underrepresented in academia.
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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