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Academic Advisor

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 21, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Academic Advisor

About the Opportunity

Position Summary:

The Bouve College of Health Sciences is seeking two Academic Advisors to join the Office of Student Services. The academic advisor provides student-centered advising services to Bouve College of Health Sciences students. The advisor assists students with interpreting degree audits, understanding degree requirements, planning curricular and co-curricular experiences, and making referrals to resources. The advisor interprets and communicates University and College policies and procedures and assists students with navigating processes. The advisor works collaboratively with constituents across campus to facilitate services for students. The advisor will occasionally coordinate programs and events for students and will also coordinate special projects at the discretion of the Associate Director and/or Assistant Dean.


  • Assist students with development and evaluation of individualized academic plans

  • Provide academic advising for students including academic planning, course scheduling, facilitating access to services, graduation clearance, and providing referrals as needed

  • Work with the academic programs and student support units as appropriate

  • Initiate, develop, and accurately maintain degree planning documents

  • Utilize technology to manage case load (Banner, Navigate, SalesForce, and DARS)

  • Support the administrative mission of the Office of Student Services

  • Collect and distribute data regarding student needs, preferences, and performance

  • Maintain accurate student records in compliance with university policy

  • Assist with orientation activities, prospective student events, graduation activities, and other special projects

  • Actively and accurately represent the Office of Student Services across the university and externally

  • Engage in professional development and self-directed learning

  • Other duties as assigned by the Associate Director of Advising or the Assistant Dean of Student Services

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of advising, student development theory, and/or career development theory

  • Knowledge of current market trends relevant to the array of health science programs at Bouve College

  • Knowledge of and ability to coordinate programs, develop event assessments, and utilize technology

  • Strong interpersonal communication and public speaking skills

  • Ability to uphold the ethical principles and practices set forth by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)

  • Awareness of the needs of special populations such as underrepresented minorities, people with disabilities, and non-traditional student cohorts

  • Ability to engage and teach multiple audiences in multiple forms

  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment in decision-making and problem-solving

  • Ability to exhibit creativity, self-direction, and the capacity for independent work, multi-tasking, and organizational skills

  • Ability to commit to the highest level of professionalism, ethical standards, and confidentiality as directed by University policy

  • Ability to participate in evening, weekend and travel commitments as necessary

    Required qualifications:

  • Master's degree

  • At least 1 year of professional work experience in higher education

    Preferred qualifications:

  • College-level teaching experience

  • Experience using Navigate, Banner, SalesForce, and/or DARS

  • Experience working with healthcare students

    Position Type

    Academic Administration

    Additional Information

    Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

    Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more information.

    Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

    All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

    To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

    To apply, visit


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