Academic Advisor (College of Nursing)

University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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Posting Number:


Job Title:

Academic Advisor (College of Nursing)

Position Number:






Position Type:

Professional Staff


PSA/NEA - Professional Staff Assoc

Pay Grade Level:


Pay Grade Range:

$51,780 - $78,203

Status :

Calendar Year, Full-time, Permanent


Dean Nursing


Please note: Applications must be submitted directly online only at:

Campus Location:


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Job Description Summary:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: This is an open until filled search. First consideration will be given to applications received by August 3, 2021. Second consideration may be given to applications received by August 17, 2021. Applications received subsequent to the second consideration date (August 17, 2021) may not receive full consideration.



Responsible for providing academic advising to undergraduates in the College of Nursing. Responsible for thorough knowledge of the curriculum, university policy, and campus resources. Work closely with the University College nursing advisor to ensure seamless transition from admission to graduation. Assist in the coordination of the living/learning community. Participate in on-going training in all aspects of academic advising, including the use of technology and data management systems that support effective advising.

Duties and Responsibilities:


Advise and monitor progress of CON students, ensuring progress toward graduation in a timely fashion.

Initiate student contact, providing intrusive advising outreach as appropriate.

Collaborate with and support other advisors, faculty and administrators within the CON.

Participate in scholastic standing review.

Assist with walk-in advising.

Ensure accurate and timely evaluation and posting of transfer credits for new and continuing CON students.

Work with online student records system.

Conduct degree audits.

Assist in planning and executing of programs in residence halls in the evenings and weekends as required.

Assist in the coordination of admission events and information sessions.

Assist in the coordination of College events (White Coat Ceremony, Graduation).

Assist in the coordination of the Nursing Ambassador training and events.

Advise in orientation sessions.

Teach URI 101 for freshman students.


Perform other duties as required.


Computers, printers; database management and spreadsheet software; student record-keeping systems.

Required Qualifications:


1. Master’s degree in adult education, College Student Personnel, or a related field.

2. Minimum of two years of experience with academic advising in a higher education (this experience may include work performed as a graduate student).

3. Demonstrated experience working with students and groups of people from diverse backgrounds .

4. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.

5. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

6. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.

Preferred Qualifications:


1. Demonstrated academic advising experience in a higher education nursing program.

2. Demonstrated ability to utilize current social media applications (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter).

3. Demonstrated ability to use Brightspace (or similar platform), presentation technology and student records systems (preferably Peoplesoft).

4. Demonstrated experience with Starfish.


Environmental Conditions:

This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Posting Date:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach the following 3 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application:
(#1) Cover letter.
(#2) Resume.
(#3) “Other Document-References” – the names and contact information of three professional references (pdf doc).

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