Academic Advisor

Posting Details

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Position Information

Position Title Academic Advisor
Requisition Number STFR004259
Division/College College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Interdisciplinary Division/College
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Grade 10
Posting Date 01/02/2018

The main mission of the academic advisor is to ensure a student-centered academic advising environment for students in specified departments in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. The Academic Advisors’ main goal is to ensure that students feel supported and have an advocate throughout their time at NU who is working with them to ensure they understand all of their options and are able to pursue all opportunities that will enrich their academic career. Advisors work closely with co-op coordinators and faculty advisors in their specified departments, as well as with academic coordinators and other advisors to advise undergraduates on a wide range of academic issues from orientation through academic progress to graduation. Advisors may also develop and assess support programs to enhance the students’ academic experience and increase the retention of students, particularly freshmen; coordinate various student services-related projects aimed at providing academic services and information to students; and participate in teaching a first-year seminar course.


Masters degree in an arts and sciences or education-related field required. Previous experience in higher education is preferred. Strong organizational, analytical, and interpersonal communication (both verbal and written) are necessary. Computer skills and experience in working with databases desirable. Ability to learn and effectively utilize the College and University-level computer systems in day-to-day advising is necessary. Ability to work well with a variety of personalities and to juggle many activities simultaneously, take initiative, and follow through with projects. Ability and desire to create programming aimed at retention of CSSH students. Ability to work independently and desire and ability to work as an integral member of a team is necessary.

Additional Information

Documents Needed to Apply

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

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