Academic Advisor

Oct 03, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Academic Advisor

Requisition Number: STFR004058

Division/College: Bouve College of Health Sciences

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The Academic Advisor in the Bouve Enrollment Management & Student Services Office will provide effective, student-centered academic advising to undergraduate students. Provide support for the Office of Student Services through reports and data related to student enrollment, student academic progress, and course scheduling as requested. Use the Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) regularly to ensure students are on track for graduation. Work with Registrar when necessary to ensure that DARS is fully functioning and meets each of the program's curriculum requirement. Duties include monitoring academic progress, working with “at risk” students, using our Faculty Communication Advising Tool, and assisting with new-student orientation sessions. The advisor serves as a liaison between department faculty and the Office of Student Services. He or she assesses progression and reviews records for completion of degree requirements using DARS.
In collaboration with the Senior Director of Student Services and Enrollment Management, the person in this position designs and administers activities and programs to promote the academic success of students from first-year through graduation. These programs improve overall persistence and interface with Residential Life- Living Learning Community, Career Services, the Student Athlete Support Office, and other university offices as needed. The advisor works with students to enhance engagement in their majors, colleges, university, and community at large. He or she may also have the opportunity to teach a seminar for first-year Bouve students.
The advisor is responsible for formulating and recommending policies and procedures to effectively administer Student Services' academic functions. He or she should also recommend new and improved programs and systems to effectively manage student retention. The advisor assists university administrators and inter-institutional groups by offering recommendations and resolving problems.
Other responsibilities include performing activities that support the retention and graduation goals of the College and the University. The advisor will participate in recruitment activities such as Preview Days, Admissions Welcome Days, and presentations to prospective students and parents. He or she may serve as liaison between university administrators, students, parents, faculty, staff, and others regarding admissions/registration activities.


Master’s degree required. Previous experience in higher education desirable. 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:
The Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University is one of nine colleges/schools at Northeastern University, and is a national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences. Comprised of three schools - Nursing, Pharmacy and Health Professions — about 2000 undergraduates and 2400 graduate students are enrolled in more than 30 degree-granting programs. Complementing our instructional programs, we house nine centers and institutes and the College successfully competes for NIH, NSF and foundation funding.

Northeastern University is on an exciting trajectory of growth and innovation. The University is a leader in inter-disciplinary research, urban engagement, experiential learning, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Northeastern University is home to 20,000 students and to the nation’s premier cooperative education program. The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in Northeastern’s international reputation for research and innovative educational programs. A heightened focus on interdisciplinary research and scholarship is driving a faculty hiring initiative at Northeastern, advancing its position amongst the nation’s top research universities. Northeastern University is situated on the Avenue of the Arts in Boston’s historic Back Bay, four blocks from the Longwood Medical Area, encompassing Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and eight blocks from the Boston Medical Center.

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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