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Academic Advisor

Old Dominion University
Old Dominion University, Norfolk
Salary commensurate with education and experience
Start date
Sep 27, 2023

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Academic Advisor


ODU is seeking candidates for an Academic Advisor (full-time, 12 month) position.
Reporting to the Director of Advising, the Academic Advisor will advise College of Health Sciences (CoHS) intended majors. The Academic Advisor is responsible for advising first year, second year and transfer students. This position will co-conduct new student orientations; monitor and track students’ academic performance; support student success, retention and progress to graduation; and provide individualized outreach to students in academic difficulty. The advisor must understand and effectively communicate Health Sciences major curricula, major and program admissions requirements, and University policies and their nuances. The advisor will teach or co-teach HLTH 101: Intro the Health Professions


Required Education: Master’s degree in higher education, counseling, or related field.


Required Qualifications:


  • Considerable knowledge of university policies and campus resources. Working knowledge of academic success strategies. Some knowledge of admissions requirements for competitive majors. Excellent interpersonal skills including public speaking. Strong written communication skills and skills utilizing technology. Effective time -management, organizational, and problem-solving skills. Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population of students, faculty and administrators; the ability to work independently and cooperatively with faculty and other offices on campus; a demonstrated ability to further the educational development of students. Some prior academic advising experience in higher education, experience using technology in advising.

Preferred Qualifications: Teaching experience, experience in academic advising for the allied health professions.


Conditions of Employment: This is an open until filled recruitment. This recruitment may close after the five-day required posting period when a suitable pool of applicants has been generated.


Review Date: This position is open until filled. 


To apply, please visit It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.




Old Dominion University, located in Norfolk, is Virginia's forward-focused public doctoral research university with more than 23,000 students, a top R1 research ranking, rigorous academics, an energetic residential community and initiatives that contribute $2.6 billion annually to Virginia's economy.

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