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Academic and Student Success Advisor, School of Education & Counseling

Purdue University Northwest
Hammond, Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 22, 2024

Job Details

Overview of Academic and Student Success Advisor

The School of Education and Counseling at Purdue University Northwest is seeking an Academic and Student Success Advisor to join their team. The primary purpose of the Academic and Student Success Advisor is to provide individual, appreciative, and transformational advising to students on matters such as selection of major, course selection and sequencing, and academic performance. The advisor is essential to impacting the retention and success of Purdue University Northwest students within the College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences (CHESS). The advisor will proactively reach out to targeted populations and maintain current and accurate records documenting individual student progress toward degree requirements while utilizing resources to support and strengthen communication and outreach with the assigned population of students. The CHESS Academic and Student Success Advisor will also discuss with and refer students to the support services offered throughout campus and consistently provide a positive environment which assists students in their personal and academic growth and development.

  • $50,000 - $55,000
  • Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Duties and Responsibilities of Academic and Student Success Advisor
  • Provide general advising to students, and utilize software applications including Navigate, Slate, Degree Works, Cognos, and UniTime Scheduling Assistant.
  • Assist students with course recommendations and degree planning.
  • Consistently fill out appointment summaries and document student interactions.
  • Participate in recruitment activities hosted by the college or unit.
Benefits of Academic and Student Success Advisor
  • Full benefits – Medical, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, Retirement, Life Insurance and more
  • Accrue 15 days’ vacation your first year, then 22 days’ vacation your 2nd year plus rollover
  • University contribution of 10% to retirement (3 year waiting period)
  • University contributions to Health Savings Account –
    • Plus a chance to earn more through participating in University Wellness Initiatives
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Employee Wellness Programs
  • Paid Parental Leave after one year of service
  • Tuition remission for you, your spouse and dependent children at any Purdue campus
For more information on our excellent benefit package, please visit:

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community. We offer two campuses serving approximately 8,800 undergraduate and graduate students. At PNW, we value academic excellence, support growth, and celebrate diversity.

PNW sits between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s sandy shores. You can have all the perks of a world-class city just a short drive away or enjoy the natural beauty of the Indiana Dunes National Park and Lake Michigan just 15 miles away.

Education of Academic and Student Success Advisor
  • Master’s degree in counseling, student affairs, or related field
Experience of Academic and Student Success Advisor
  • Minimum of 1 year of advising experience or professional work experience in higher education are preferred
Core Competencies of Academic and Student Success Advisor
  • Ability to learn, understand, interpret, and relay the full range of student services available, including enrollment services, academic policies & procedures of PNW and associated federal & state regulations
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Possess excellent written, verbal, organizational, and time management skills
  • Adapt to changes and willingness to learn new things
  • Initiate & maintain professional relationships with diverse groups & sensitivity to the needs of students
  • May have to work evening & weekend hours during peak registration periods
  • Strong interpersonal and human relations skills and the ability to maintain confidentiality is essential
  • Willingness to complete Appreciative Advising Training and Certification within the first year of employment
  • Bilingual Skills, preferred
Additional Information

Professional references will be verified prior to any offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon completion of successful background check along with a motor vehicle records check if applicable.

Purdue University Northwest is an EOE/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Purdue University Northwest

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university located in Northwest Indiana that is dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community.

PNW sits between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s sandy shores. Diverse, hardworking, and innovative, we’re where academic excellence meets real-world experience. At PNW, students from next door and students from halfway across the world come together to learn, grow, and connect.

At Purdue University Northwest, we go beyond the classroom, walking the extra mile with students to empower confidence and encourage real-world experiences. We push beyond the boundaries of innovation to drive engagement and make an impact in Northwest Indiana and the world at large.

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