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Academic Advisor

Northeastern University

Northeastern University

Boston, MA, USA · Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

About the Opportunity

About the D’Amore-McKim School of Business:

For over 100 years, the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University has continuously strengthened its foundation of experiential learning and innovation. Today, our mission to enable students to be responsible business leaders of the world capable of working, navigating, and creating in a digital environment is more relevant than ever. We offer unique business-specific and interdisciplinary degree opportunities at the bachelor's and master’s levels, and lifelong learners benefit from our graduate-level certificates and executive education portfolio. All of these are enhanced by Northeastern's global campus system and experience-powered education approach. In addition, our use-inspired faculty and their research focus on transformative impact for humankind. Ultimately, D’Amore-McKim’s values-driven culture and cross-border approach to learning and research empower our students, faculty, alumni, and corporate partners to create impact far beyond the confines of time, discipline, degree, and campus.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

The Academic Advisor in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business provides student-centered support and guidance to undergraduate Business majors regarding college and university policies, course selection, preregistration, registration, and co-op scheduling. The Advisor will provide support to enhance student engagement, academic progression and retention. The Advisor serves as a liaison between university administrators, students, parents, faculty, staff and others regarding students’ academic success. This individual will be in frequent communication with offices across the University to support student success. The Advisor utilizes a variety of university systems to advise the student. Due to the complex and sensitive issues that can arise, a high emphasis is placed on confidentiality and privacy. The Advisor needs to be familiar with and adhere to applicable guidelines laid out by ADA, FERPA, SEVIS and other state, federal, University and College regulations. Academic Advisors are responsible for an assigned caseload of students and work in a team-based model. The Advisor is expected to successfully manage student demand during high traffic times. The Undergraduate Programs Office and the D’Amore-McKim School of Business as well as Northeastern are fast-paced, innovative environments.

The Advisor will assist with new-student orientation sessions and participate in recruitment activities as needed. Supporting and facilitating events and workshops that contribute to the student experience is an expectation of the Academic Advisor. The Academic Advisor will be involved with special events hosted by the Undergraduate Programs Office. Work hours include some evenings and weekends. Travel may be necessary for certain events or tasks.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree required, preferably in counseling, human services or higher education (or equivalent experience advising in a college/university setting.) A minimum of 3 to 4 years of work or educational experience; preferably in higher education. Must enjoy working with students and helping guide them through their academics to graduation. Experience working with the following systems is a plus: Course Catalog, Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS), Banner, SalesForce, EAB Navigate.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have excellent computer (Excel and Word), written and oral communication skills.

  • Have demonstrated counseling ability utilizing development theory to create a student-centered academic environment.

  • Be detail-oriented and have the ability to work with precision.

  • Have the ability to keep calm under pressure.

  • Be able to communicate and interact effectively with diverse backgrounds and across multiple levels.

  • Possess good public speaking and presentation skills.

  • Demonstrate qualities that facilitate collaboration in a team-oriented environment.

  • Value and provide confidentiality around sensitive issues and have the ability to determine appropriate levels of communication around sensitive information.

  • Effectively set goals, multitask and manage time.

  • Display self-motivation and initiative.

Be motivated to gain a broad knowledge base of the portfolio of academic programs offered.

Documents to Submit:


Cover Letter

Position Type

Academic Administration

Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.