The Academic Advisor will work in the Explore Program for undeclared students in conjunction with the Program Director, the Assistant Directors and Academic Advisor, and will provide guidance and support to first- and second-year students as they explore their academic interests and make the transition to their majors. The Academic Advisor will design and implement exploratory programs and events which provide opportunities for invaluable connections to faculty, students, and information about various majors across the University. The Academic Advisor will also serve as a point of contact for prospective students and their families, making connections and referrals to Explore Program advisors and student leaders to improve University yield efforts to recruit and retain high-talent students.
Academic Advising and Advising-Related Activities (80%)
Provide guidance to undeclared students to support their first- and second-year exploration and assist with academic and career path clarification. Through in-person, virtual and email communication, the advisor will interpret and explain academic policies and procedures and advise on curricular matters concerning major, NUpath, and other academic and personal issues as they arise. Provide course scheduling advice based on knowledge of first-year curriculum across the University to support students' timely paths to graduation. The Academic Advisor will also be expected to teach one section of the first-year seminar: FSEM1000, Connections and Decisions in the fall and spring semesters.
Academic Advising-Related Projects (20%) Identify opportunities for community building for new and continuing students. Supervise student leaders in various roles, including student coordinators and NUin Mentors. Collaborate in the planning and implementation of Admissions events, including Welcome Days, NU Preview Days, prospective student and family webinars, Visitor Center and new student orientation presentations.
Master's degree required, preferably in counseling, human services or higher education. At least two years of work or educational experience, preferably in higher education. Must enjoy working with first-year students and helping them adjust to college life. The successful candidate will:
Be able to communicate and interact effectively with diverse populations
Have demonstrated counseling ability utilizing development theory to create a student-centered academic environment
Value and provide confidentiality around sensitive issues and have the ability to determine appropriate levels of communication around sensitive information
Possess excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as strong knowledge of Excel and Word
Be detail-oriented and have the ability to work with precision
Possess strong public speaking and presentation skills
Demonstrate qualities that facilitate collaboration in a team-oriented environment
Effectively set goals, multi-task and manage time.
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 www.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.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.