Academic Advisor

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Mar 31, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Founded in 1869, Chatham University is a fully coed institution with an enrollment of over 2,200 students and over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence:  sustainability; health & lab sciences; business & communication; and the arts & humanities.  Chatham is the alma mater of environmental icon Rachel Carson (Class of '29), and is recognized as a leader in the field of sustainability, having been selected as one of the Top 50 Green Colleges by The Princeton Review; ranked in the top five nationally for sustainability achievements in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS); and mentioned in a 2012 Forbes article as one of the places "contributing to Pittsburgh's transformation into a destination for green living."

Building on these accomplishments, Chatham opened in 2014 the world's first fully sustainable campus in higher education, Eden Hall Campus.  Consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News & World Report in the Regional Universities North category, Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the College for Continuing & Professional Studies.

To help support the work of the University, we have an immediate opening for an Academic Advisor.  The Academic Advisor reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The primary responsibility of the Academic Advisor is to provide on-demand advising services for undergraduate students.  The Academic Advisor will support the full development of the student’s academic career in cooperation and collaboration with appropriate University departments and resources. The position aids in the development and maintenance of degree audit plans through the Student Information System (CampusVue) and supports course substitution/equivalency processes and updates audits to reflect approved items.  The Academic Advisor provides guidance and solutions to students regarding the University policies and procedures, general education requirements and available campus support service and resources. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Encoding degree requirements and assisting with the maintenance of the degree audit system in Student Information System (CampusVue). 
  • Maintaining student records including degree audit updates, notes from student meetings, emails, contact with faculty members and other University resources and departments.
  • Interacting with Career Development staff in the execution of the My Chatham Plan.
  • Serving as the main point of contact for degree audit inquires.
  • Other duties may be assigned within the scope of departmental responsibility.


Master’s Degree and experience in academic advising duties in a higher education setting is required.

Interested candidates should visit and follow the instructions to complete the application process.  To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications of the position, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Closing date for applications is April 24, 2017.

Chatham University offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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