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Academic Advisor

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 5, 2022
Job Description

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an independent, culturally diverse institution providing quality education and research in aviation, aerospace, engineering, and other related fields with residential campuses located in Daytona Beach, Florida and Prescott, Arizona. The University's Worldwide campus provides educational opportunities online and at approximately 130 locations throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central/South America.

As the largest and most comprehensive aviation and aerospace-focused university in the world, Embry-Riddle is a unique institution. Over the past 90 years, the University has evolved with industry to break new ground and produce top-level graduates who serve the ever-changing needs of aviation and aerospace and other STEM-related disciplines. Embry-Riddle offers programs in seven primary fields of study including: Applied Science; Aviation; Business; Computers and Technology; Engineering; Safety, Security, and Intelligence; and Space.

For Academic Year 2021-22, there were over 11,100 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students that attended the University's residential campuses and approximately 20,195 students in total enrolled with the University around the world.

The Opportunity:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Arizona campus is looking to hire an Academic Advisor to support the Undergraduate Academic Advising Team.

Job Duties:

Academic Advising
  • Utilize student development theories and Appreciative Advising model to frame advising sessions and communicate effectively with students.
  • Assist students with registration, course selection, schedule changes, academic planning, college adjustment, and referral to college resources.
  • Educate students on university policies and procedures, degree requirements, application of transfer credit, and the value of engagement in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
  • Collaborate with faculty to monitor student progress and provide outreach to students as needed, suggesting strategies for academic improvement and success.
  • Teach conflict resolution and problem solving skills related to academic matters.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in using Microsoft products such as Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Engage in professional development to maintain and enhance relevant advising skills and knowledge.

Event Planning and Implementation
  • Assist university colleagues in the planning and implementation of events such as New Student Orientation, Spring Preview Day, and Open House.
  • Facilitate connections with potential and current students and parents at university events.
Administrative Role
  • Work collaboratively with academic advisors from all university Colleges to enhance advising services and implement strategies that further student success.
  • Participate in department meetings and functions as needed.
  • Serve as liaison to Admissions, Registrar/Records, Housing, Cashier’s Office, Dean of Students Office, International Student Services, Study Abroad, and other departments and colleges as necessary.
  • Maintain accurate records using technology resources.
  • May work with Campus Academic Mentors (CAMs) on their registration, orientation, and UNIV responsibilities.
  • Other duties as assigned based on the needs of the College.
ERAU benefits include:
  • Retirement Plan - ERAU offers immediate vesting and provides a 6% gift and will match up to 4% of employee contributions

  • Two BCBS health plans – PPO and high deductible plan with a health savings account

  • Tuition waivers for employees, spouses, and dependent children

  • Use of various campus services: fitness center, library, mail room and enjoy observation flights


Bachelor’s degree. Area of study: STEM subject, psychology, sociology, counseling, communication, education or other related field.

Preferred Education:

Master’s degree. Area of study: Higher Education, counseling, psychology, STEM subject, or other related field.

Academic advising experience preferred.

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