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Academic Advisor

Providence College
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 20, 2023
Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.

The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally, Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from New York City.

For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report “Regional Universities – North Category” and has been commended by several other ranking publications.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title
Academic Advisor


Provide personalized academic advising and experiential learning support for students within the School of Nursing & Health Sciences.

Essential Duties:
  1. Provide direct, one-on-one and group academic advising to an assigned caseload of students. Meet with assigned advisees upon request to address emerging questions and concerns. Design and conduct individual or group advising sessions to address common needs, interests, and concerns. Check midterm/final grades and schedule meetings to discuss concerns as necessary. Assist with the development and implementation of retention plans for students who are on academic warning, academic probation, or may be subject to dismissal with potential impact to financial aid in coordination with the Student Success Center.
  2. Develop, plan, and manage opportunities for students to obtain and participate in meaningful internships directed research, study abroad, and academic credit granting field experiences. Refer students to applicable resources. Ensure the student submits all necessary documentation to participate. Provide logistical support to students if a placement-related complication or concern should arise. Assess outcome of the experience in collaboration with faculty colleagues.
  3. Coordinate academic advising and record keeping among a team of advisors including faculty, professionals in the student support center, and the health professions advisor. Maintain an accurate and updated academic advising record for each student.

Marginal Duties:
  1. Perform all other duties as may be required.

Education and Experience Required
  • Master’s degree in education, counseling, college student personnel, or a related field from an accredited institution required.
  • Two to three years’ of relevant experience in academic advising, preferably in a higher education environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience designing and delivering programs/workshops that foster academic and professional success in and outside of the classroom.
  • Experience working with faculty to enhance advising effectiveness and support students’ academic and personal well-being.
  • Strong knowledge of best practices in advising student from a variety of racial, ethnic, socio-economic, and education backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of student development theory, especially as it pertains to academic advising and student success.
  • Knowledge of advising assessment methods and reporting practices
  • Experience working with under-represented groups.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Some evening/weekend work required.
  • Occasional travel.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard
  • Communication skills using the spoken word
  • Ability to see within normal parameters
  • Ability to hear within normal range
  • Ability to move about
Employee Status
Full Time

Salary Grade
19 (Min. $50,917/Mid. $66,192/Max. $81,467)

Salary Information

Employees are normally hired between the minimum and the midpoint of a position’s grade range to which a position has been assigned, depending on experience and qualifications.

Union Status


If other, please enter regular schedule.

EEO Statement

Providence College does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, gender, except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, or genetic information. The College will develop, and from time to time update, an affirmative action program and will insist on a good-faith effort on the part of its employees to comply with the program. The College will request and expect its agents and those with whom it conducts its affairs to meet the commitment of this important program.

Posting Detail Information

Requisition Number

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have a bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  3. How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+
  4. Do you have a masters degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. Are you available to work some evenings (6 pm to 10 pm)?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. Are you available to work some weekends?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

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