Associate Director - Academic Advising

Jul 07, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Associate Director - Academic Advising

Requisition Number: STFR003837

Division/College: Bouve College of Health Sciences

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


Under the direction of the Assistant Dean, the Associate Director will support the Assistant Dean in all areas relating to undergraduate academic student services in the Bouve College of Health Sciences, including the development, implementation, management, and evaluation of advising programs; advising a caseload of students; day-to-day administration; long-term planning; hiring and training of staff; directly supervising new hires; preparation of academic policy guidelines; distribution of materials to students and advisors; development of technical advising-related support systems, databases and web systems; and service on College and University committees.

Special problems and unique challenges include the following:

  • Day-to-day management of an extremely busy student services office serving 2,000 students with a goal of meeting student/parent expectations for high quality advising services.
  • Need for constant focus on student satisfaction and retention issues.
  • Need to frequently communicate with multiple departments regarding programming, services, and reporting for the college.
  • Knowledge of database administration, as well as a comprehensive understanding of University academic policies, current IT systems and their limitations, and the combined effects on procedures relevant to students and academic services.


    Master’s degree and at least 3 years of experience in a higher educational setting preferably in student recruitment, academic advising and/or event planning; strong administrative, organizational, analytical, and communication skills; ability to both take initiative and to work as a member of a team; ability to represent the College in a variety of settings with both internal and external constituencies; management and supervisory experience.

    Ability to work with students to support and advise students from first year through graduation. 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 socioeconomic backgrounds is required.

    Ability to import data from a variety of information systems, manipulate text and relate data for reporting. Ability to pull in data from external sources into Access, and take fields that do not match for a large number of records and configure as needed. Ability to design /build tables, forms and reports. Technical/computer experience required, particularly with Access databases.

    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 are essential to the position. Person must be able to develop, implement and promote innovative student services and supportive learning resources and programs.

    Additional Information:
    The Bouvé College of Health Sciences Enrollment Management & Student Services Office provides a broad range of transitional and developmental services and programs to assist Bouvé students in their academic studies and enhance their overall educational experience at Northeastern University from their first year through graduation.

    Bouvé College strives to guide and support students in the successful achievement of their academic and professional goals. Our team of committed academic advisors is at the core of College initiatives designed to both support and promote student growth and self-reliance within the University community and the student’s chosen profession. The team serves as advocates for students and liaisons with College faculty and other University constituencies. Our multifaceted programs and services are designed to graduate individuals who are committed and responsible health care professionals with a devotion to life-long learning.

    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 staff 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 2,100 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 the art 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. The Arnold S. Goldstein Simulation Laboratories Suite opened in September 2013 and provides a state-of-the-art simulation center for interprofessional education.

    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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