Academic Advisor and Director of Alumni Affairs

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Academic Advisor and Director of Alumni Affairs

Department of Biomedical Engineering

University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Academic Advisor provides counseling for undergraduate and graduate students. In coordination with the Undergraduate and Graduate Directors, the Academic Advisor is responsible for organizing and managing the Department's undergraduate and graduate programs, including all aspects of alumni affairs and departmental aspects of career planning.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Science, Business Administration or related field and 3 years academic advising in higher education or student services area.
  • Master's degree in Engineering, Science, Business Administration or related field and 2 years of experience in academic advising in higher education or student services area preferred.
  • Ability to relate to students, faculty, staff and alumni including excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain a working relationship with industry.
  • Ability to advise students effectively in course selections in the BME curriculum or other interdisciplinary programs.
  • Ability to understand, explain, and consistently apply departmental policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge, ability and interest in learning new web-based database management and spreadsheet software.

Additional Information:


Hiring Salary Range: $38,000-$47,600. Normal Starting Salary: $38,000-$42,800

On-campus applicants are defined as Amherst campus, non-student employees.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please provide letter of application, resume, and contact information for three professional references to: by the priority deadline of March 30, 2018, in order to ensure consideration. Applications may be accepted after the priority date until a suitable candidate pool has been identified.

About University of Massachusetts Amherst:

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a land-grant institution with approximately 22,000 undergraduate students and 6,000 graduate students that is ranked in the top 30 public universities in the country. The University is situated 90 miles west of Boston in the vicinity of four liberal arts colleges offering exceptional and diverse cultural activities. Amherst is nestled between the Berkshire Mountains, Holyoke Range and Pelham Hills providing many recreational opportunities.

The University of Massachusetts is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, the University of Massachusetts is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts to comply with the applicable federal and state statues, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.





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Posted: 3/7/2018
Application Due: 5/6/2018
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