Academic Advisor, Woods College of Advancing Studies
Location: Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 5120
Boston College Introduction
Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.
The Academic Advisor supports the efforts of the Woods College Graduate Programs Team to enhance student satisfaction and retention through personal service, superior guidance and academic planning. The Academic Advisor supports students through student advocacy, academic coaching, customer service, campus and community referrals, institutional outreach, and course scheduling. The academic advisor position involves the maintenance of direct and ongoing contact with student advisees and engagement with student needs through a variety of programs. The Academic Advisor works closely with multiple departments and multiple data sources to support student success and persistence endeavors.
This position requires extensive knowledge of University-wide policies and procedures and requirements of multiple academic programs in order to interpret complex policies and effectively communicate the information in an easy to understand manner. This position requires regular exercise of independent judgment when assessing program and student needs while determining appropriate courses of action to address those needs.
The position also requires a full range of professional knowledge and experience, which allows them to work independently with significant autonomy.
Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $57,000 to $72,000; salary commensurate with relevant experience.
Master's degree in psychology, counseling, student development, business, education, or related field preferred.
Experience: 3-5 years work experience with a preference for experience working with students in higher education. Familiarity with academic advising of online and on-ground programs preferred
Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:
Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance
Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
Boston College conducts background checks including education, and verifies COVID-19 vaccination as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity .
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.