Academic Advisor

May 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Academic Advisor

Requisition Number: STFR003725

Division/College: Bouve College of Health Sciences

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The Academic Advisor in the Bouve College of Health Sciences Enrollment Management and Student Services Office will provide effective, student-centered academic advising to undergraduate students. S/he will provide support for the Office of Student Services in the compilation of statistics, reports and data related to student enrollment, student academic progress, and course scheduling as requested. The Advisor will ensure that DARS degree audits are fully functioning and meet each program's curriculum requirements. This unique position offers the opportunity to provide leadership for first-year student advising and first-year programs, work with data and, as an academic advisor, manage a caseload of undergraduate students in the Bouve College of Health Sciences.

As undergraduate student life becomes more complex, the advisor will closely follow the progress of each student and take appropriate action in a timely fashion to help students succeed. Advisor will refer students to appropriate resources on campus related to for example: academic, experiential, financial, and behavioral health.

The advisor is charged with making the experience of the undergraduates in Bouve positive and promoting the student-centeredness of the College and University. The Academic Advisors are the liaisons for their students to the rest of the University. This team has the goal of treating each student holistically.

The Advisor must have excellent interpersonal skills for dealing effectively with a wide variety of personalities; they must have excellent organizational and assessment skills in order to plan, assess, facilitate and solve problems, and the ability to listen well, counsel and keep information confidential. They must be strong in analysis of data and the ability to work in a very fast-paced environment. They must be adaptable and flexible, especially able to work in an environment of change and multiple responsibilities simultaneously.

Additionally, the Advisor must work well with all Bouve faculty, the cooperative education coordinators, and university officials in being an advocate for our program.


Master’s degree required. Two years previous experience in higher education preferred. Ability to work with students to support and advise students from first year through graduation. Effective presenter, demonstrating the ability to communicate both orally and in writing; experience with PowerPoint. Individual must work well under pressure and have excellent time-management skills, plus demonstrated advising/counseling ability. Individual must demonstrate the ability to set goals, take initiative, follow through, and organize effectively. Individual must be detail-oriented and have the ability to work with precision. The ability to relate to people of varied academic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds is required. Individual must be able to work as an integral member of a team, demonstrate leadership qualities and have the skills and knowledge to manage a project. Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships essential to the position. Person must be able to develop, implement and promote innovative student services and supportive learning resources and programs.

Additional Information:
Bouvé understands that the student’s first year of college is a milestone

and seeks to make the transition from high school to college as smooth as

possible. To facilitate this transition, the Enrollment Management and Student Services Office offers a number of

opportunities for students to establish a strong connection to Bouvé and

the Northeastern community. Social and academic events complement the

personalized advising each student receives within our office from the

first year through graduation.

Bouvé College of Health Sciences has over 200 faculty members, with

approximately 2,000 undergraduate and 1,500 graduate students. It is the

leading national model for education and research in the health,

psychosocial and biomedical sciences and supports the University’s

mission of educating students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment

and creating and translating knowledge to meet global and societal needs.

Within Bouvé, the Behrakis Health Sciences Center houses a state-of-theart

human performance and exercise laboratory with teaching and research

space, including fully equipped exercise stress testing stations, metabolic

carts, Lunar DEXA machine, an underwater weighing tank, Cybex and

Keiser strength and power equipment, wet lab facilities for blood

processing and muscle biopsies.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


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