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Graduate Academic Advisor

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Position Information

Position Title Graduate Academic Advisor
Requisition Number STFR004242
Division/College Bouve College of Health Sciences
Interdisciplinary Division/College Not Applicable
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Grade 10
Posting Date 03/26/2018

The Graduate Academic Advisor in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences (BCHS) will provide effective, student-centered advising, retention, and support to graduate students. The advisor will be responsible for formulating and recommending policies and procedures to effectively administer Student Service related academic activities. S/he will assist with new-student orientation sessions and registration. S/he will recommend new and improved programs and systems to effectively manage students’ academic progression, engagement, and retention. S/he will participate in recruitment activities as needed. S/he will provide support for the Office of Student Services through reports and data related to students’ academic progress, engagement in curricula and extra-curricular activities, and retention. S/he will work with students to enhance engagement in their majors, colleges, university, and community at large.
S/he will serve as liaison between university administrators, students, parents, faculty, staff, and others regarding students’ academic success. In collaboration with the Senior Director of Student Services, s/he will design and administer activities and programs to promote academic success of students through completion of their graduate education. S/he will serve as the liaison for units across campus to include: Residential Life-Living Learning Communities, Career Services, Student Athletes, University Health and Counseling Services, WeCare, Disability Resource Center, Registrar’s Office and other university offices as needed.
S/he will support students using a variety of university information systems, such as Registrar’s Office, Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS), Faculty Communication Advising Tool (FACT), course catalog, CourseLeaf, Banner, SalesForce, Student Success Collaborative, etc. S/he also will monitor academic programs, curricular changes, and accreditation requirements in collaboration with unit leaders, program directors and faculty.


Master’s degree required. Two years professional experience in higher education desirable. Ability to work with students to support and advice students from first-year through completion of graduate education.
- Demonstrated advising and counseling abilities.
- Expertise in policies and processes related to graduate student academic affairs, including: registration, progression, academic standing, statistical & financial reporting, and graduation clearance.
- Ability to establish, refine and be accountable for meeting goals in a dynamic work environment.
- Strong analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills; proactive, organized, and attentive to detail.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and team-building skills.
- Ability to communicate and interact effectively with individuals of diverse levels and cultural backgrounds.
- Ability to set goals, multitask and manage time effectively.
- Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
- Demonstrated leadership qualities with respect to advising and mentoring students and staff.
- Ability to develop and implement innovative student services to support students’ academic progression and retention.

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.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. References

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