Academic Advisor - College of Science

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

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services
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Employment Type
Full Time

Academic Advisor - College of Science

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 the academic departments (biology, chemistry, earth and environmental science, mathematics, physics, and psychology) and academic programs (behavioral neuroscience, biochemistry, and linguistics) in the College of Science. Advisors work closely with faculty advisors in their assigned departments/programs, as well as with academic coordinators and other advisors in the college to: advise undergraduates on a wide range of academic issues from orientation through academic progress to graduation. Advisors may also develop and assess support programs to enhance the students' academic experience and increase the retention of students, particularly freshmen, international students, and transfer students (NUin); coordinate various student services-related projects aimed at providing academic services and information to students; and may participate in teaching a first-year seminar course.

Academic Advising and Advising-Related Activities:

Provide overall guidance to students on their academic goals. Interpret and explain academic policies and procedures to students; advise on College curricular matters, College Core, NU Core, major requirements, and other academic and personal issues as they arise; act as liaison between student and faculty or ASC; troubleshoot for student grievances. Monitor students' academic progress through graduation.

Advising-Related Administrative Activities:

Commencement list management; the degree audit system known as DARS; transfer credit evaluation; dean's certification reports; Academic Probation reviews; and student status processes.

Advising-Related Projects:

As time allows, develop projects and programs that help the College achieve its goals for retention, student centered advising and other measures. These projects may be short-term oriented or long-term projects that become permanent programs in the college.

Orientation and Teaching:

Participate in teaching first-year seminars and in orientation sessions for new students; pre-orientation on-line advising.

Masters degree in an arts and sciences or education-related field required. Strong organizational, analytical, and interpersonal communication (both verbal and written) are necessary. 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, follow through with projects and to work as an integral member of a team is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience in higher education is preferred. Computer skills and experience in working with databases desirable.

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