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Senior Academic Advisor- School of Applied Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Goodwin University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 9, 2022

The mission of Goodwin University is to educate a diverse student population in a dynamic environment that aligns education, commerce, and community. Our innovative programs of study prepare students for professional careers while promoting lifelong learning and civic responsibility. As a nurturing university community, we challenge students, faculty, staff, and administration to fully realize their highest academic, professional, and personal potential.

Position Description Summary/Purpose :

The School of Applied Liberal Arts and Social Sciences seeks candidates for an Academic Advisor. The successful candidate will work with the Dean, program directors, and faculty to support students pursuing degrees in fields such as human services and public safety and security. This is a 12-month full-time position.

Essential Job Functions/Primary Responsibilities :

Under the supervision of the Dean, the successful candidate will :
  • Advise students in planning an academic program as it relates to their education and career goals
  • Communicate with students in-person, by phone, in writing, or via other means (e.g., text, video)
  • Interpret academic policies and monitor students’ progress and compliance with scholastic standards, plans of study, and course and graduation requirements
  • Counsel students and troubleshooting problems that interfere with students’ academic progress and work effectively to resolve them
  • Make referrals to student support services as appropriate
  • Manage web-based applications related to student records, program assessment, electronic portfolios, and data collection needed for school and program performance reports
  • Compile student data and prepare reports
  • Participate in all school-level activities and fulfill related responsibilities in the department or college as determined by the Dean
  • Conduct all work in a safe manner and all work safety practices are followed
Other Functions :
  • Performs other related work as directed by the Dean or as situations dictate
  • Continues professional learning
  • Stays current with trends in advising
  • Assists other department staff as needed in support of effective team functioning
Knowledge, Ability and Skill :

The successful candidate must have demonstrated the ability to:
  • Foster positive advisor-student relationships
  • Maintain the highest levels of confidentiality and ethical conduct
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Perform administrative functions
  • Prioritize tasks, anticipate needs, and meet frequently occurring deadlines
  • Work independently and complete projects on time
  • Participate and contribute effective team functioning
  • Promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, and work in an environment in which all members of the University community are treated with respect and dignity


Minimum Required Qualifications :

Education, Training and Experience :

The successful candidate must have:
  • A master's degree in higher education, student services, or counseling
  • At least two years of professional experience in higher education advising or counseling or providing academic supports to students
  • Member of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) preferred
Special Requirements:
  • Valid Driver's License & Insured Vehicle
Physical and Mental Requirements :

Work Environment None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3
Outdoor Weather Conditions X
Work with fumes or airborne particles X
Work near moving mechanical parts X
Risk of electrical shock X
Vibration X

Physical Activity None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3
Standing X
Walking X
Sitting X
Talking & Hearing X
Using hands/fingers to handle/feel X
Climbing or balancing X
Bending, pulling, pushing X
Driving X

Lifting Requirements None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3
Up to 10 pounds X
Up to 25 pounds X
Up to 50 pounds X
Up to 75 pounds X
Up to 100 pounds X
Over 100 pounds X

Vision Requirements:

X Close vision (i.e. clear vision at 20 inches or less)

Distance vision (i.e. clear vision at 20 feet or more)

Color vision (i.e. ability to identify and distinguish colors)

Peripheral vision (i.e. ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or

left and right while the eyes are fixed on a given point)

Depth perception (i.e. three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and

spatial relationships)

__ No special vision requirements

Full-Time Employee Benefits:
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401k employer match
  • Employee & dependent life insurance
  • Great tuition benefits for employee, spouse & dependents
  • PTO program
(This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between Goodwin University and employee. It is used as a guide for personnel actions and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)

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