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Academic Advisor - LPN Focus

Goodwin University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 17, 2024

Job Details

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 :

This position is responsible for the academic advisement of students in the LPN Program. This includes involvement of the course selection process, enrollment process, oversight of required course completion for the LPN Certificate, management of the plan of study and knowledge of academic polices that will enhance the student success experience.

We are looking for candidates for both our East Hartford, CT AND Bridgeport, CT location.The candidate would be a Goodwin employee expected to work from their preferred location, not both.

Essential Job Functions/Primary Responsibilities :

(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)
  • Reviews applicant files and transcripts for completion of pre-requisite courses, if applicable.
  • Scores applicant files for acceptance into program.
  • Assesses the files of accepted students to identify courses which have been completed and/or are needed for the certificate, if applicable.
  • Meets with students to communicate the results of the degree audit.
  • Completes all necessary student academic forms required by the Registrar.
  • Speaks with students at Nursing Orientation and during the first week of a new semester about academic advisement, plan of studies and the registration process.
  • Audits student files to assure all courses have been completed for the LPN Certificate.
  • Updates the plan of study every semester and notifies students of outstanding courses.
  • Counsels all students regarding Add/Withdrawal and completes the necessary paperwork.
  • Reaches out to students at key times in the semester about registration.
  • Collaborates with nursing faculty to provide academic support and services to students when requested.
  • Works with the Registrar and the Admissions Enrollment team to assess coursework.
  • Works closely with faculty, program directors, students, other health science advisors, admission officers and financial aid on a daily basis to exchange information regarding progression, admission, or management of student issues.
  • Assists students with advisement, registration, and academic information about future nursing educational goals/programs at Goodwin.
  • Manages student data protected by FERPA
  • Conducts all work in a safe manner and all work safety practices are followed.
Other Functions :
  • Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.
  • Continues professional development and training; keeps current with trends.
  • Assists other department staff as needed to promote a team effort.
Knowledge, Ability and Skill :
  • Significant organizational skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate
  • Ability to manage and resolve conflict
  • Ability to manage day-to-day expectations independently
  • Computer skills including Word and Excel
  • Academic advising skills
  • Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Thorough understanding of the institution’s academic policies


Minimum Required Qualifications :

Education, Training and Experience :
  • Master’s degree required or completing master’s degree within one year of hire
  • Academic Advisement background preferred
  • 1-3 years of experience required
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)

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

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

X 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)

X 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
  • Pet Insurance
  • 401k employer match
  • Employee & dependent life insurance
  • Great tuition benefits for employee, spouse & dependents
  • PTO program / flexible work schedules
(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 University as the needs of the University and requirements of the job change.)


Goodwin University

Goodwin University, a private university in East Hartford, CT, is an innovative learning community that empowers hard-working students to become sought-after employees.

We tailor our programs to address the needs of employers, and we shape them to fit the lives of students. Classes are conveniently offered year-round — days, evenings, weekends, and online. Degrees may be flexibly layered across certificate, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s programs in a variety of in-demand fields.

Better still, we surround our students with the personal support and the professional guidance they need — not just to earn degrees, but to change lives for themselves, their families, and their communities.

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