Northeastern University

Boston, MA

ID: 7082410
Posted: August 6, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:

The main mission of the Academic Advisor is to ensure a student-centered academic advising environment for students in specified departments in the College. As members of the Undergraduate Advising team in the College, the academic advisors work closely with each other under the direct supervision of the Director of Academic Advising to do the following:

Advise undergraduates on a wide range of academic issues as students move from their first year through graduation;
Maintain accurate advising and student records;
Coordinate various student services-related projects aimed at providing academic support and information to students.
In addition, advisors work in partnership with faculty mentors and chairs in their academic departments/programs to develop advising support initiatives that will enhance the quality of students' academic experience and increase retention of students.



To qualify, candidate must have a Master’s degree in an arts and sciences or education-related field, with at least 2 years of previous experience in higher education desirable (direct academic advising experience preferred, including graduate internship experience). Candidate must have strong organizational, analytical, interpersonal and communication (both verbal and written) skills. Have general computer skills, be proficient with Microsoft Office and have some experience in working with databases is required. Ability to learn and effectively utilize the College and University-level systems, degree audit and other computer systems in day-to-day advising necessary. Candidate must be able to work well with a variety of personalities, juggle many activities simultaneously, take initiative, work independently, be detail-oriented and follow through with projects. Ability to work as an integral member of a team is critical.


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