Academic Advisor

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Job description

Requisition Number: STFR004561

Division/College: Bouve College of Health Sciences

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The Academic Advisor in the Office of Student Services, Bouve College of Health Sciences, will provide effective, student-centered academic advising to undergraduate students. S/he will provide support for the Office of Student Services in the compilation of statistics, reports and data related to student enrollment, student academic progress, and course scheduling as requested. The Advisor will ensure that DARS degree audits are fully functioning and meet each program’s curriculum requirements. This unique position offers the opportunity to provide leadership for first-year student advising and first-year programs, work with data and, as an academic advisor, manage a caseload of undergraduate students in the Bouve College of Health Sciences.

As undergraduate student life becomes more complex, the advisor will closely follow the progress of each student and take appropriate action in a timely fashion to help students succeed. Advisor will refer students to appropriate resources on campus related to for example: academic, experiential, financial, and behavioral health.

The advisor is charged with making the experience of the undergraduates in Bouve positive and promoting the student-centeredness of the College and University. The Academic Advisors are the liaisons for their students to the rest of the University. This team has the goal of treating each student holistically.

The Advisor must have excellent interpersonal skills for dealing effectively with a wide variety of personalities; they must have excellent organizational and assessment skills in order to plan, assess, facilitate and solve problems, and the ability to listen well, counsel and keep information confidential. They must be strong in analysis of data and the ability to work in a very fast-paced environment. They must be adaptable and flexible, especially able to work in an environment of change and multiple responsibilities simultaneously.

Additionally, the Advisor must work well with all Bouve faculty, the cooperative education coordinators, and university officials in being an advocate for our program.


Masters degree required. Two years previous experience in higher education preferred. Experience and/or knowledge in serving Pre-Med and Pre-Physicians Assistant (Pre-PA) students. Ability to work with students to support and advise students from first year through graduation. Effective presenter, demonstrating the ability to communicate both orally and in writing; experience with PowerPoint. Individual must work well under pressure and have excellent time-management skills, plus demonstrated advising/counseling ability. Individual must demonstrate the ability to set goals, take initiative, follow through, and organize effectively. Individual must be detail-oriented and have the ability to work with precision. The ability to relate to people of varied academic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds is required. Individual must be able to work as an integral member of a team, demonstrate leadership qualities and have the skills and knowledge to manage a project. Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships essential to the position. Person must be able to develop, implement and promote innovative student services and supportive learning resources and programs

Additional Information:
The Office of Student Services in Bouv College of Health Sciences provides a broad range of transitional and developmental services and programs to assist Bouv students in their academic studies and enhance their overall educational experience at Northeastern University from their first year through graduation.

Bouv College strives to guide and support students in the successful achievement of their academic and professional goals. Our team of committed academic advisors is at the core of College initiatives designed to both support and promote student growth and self-reliance within the University community and the students chosen profession. The team serves as advocates for students and liaisons with College faculty and other University constituencies. Our multifaceted programs and services are designed to graduate individuals who are committed and responsible health care professionals with a devotion to life-long learning.

Bouv understands that the students first year of college is a milestone and seeks to make the transition from high school to college as smooth as possible. To facilitate this transition, the staff offers several opportunities for students to establish a strong connection to Bouv and the Northeastern community. Social and academic events complement the personalized advising each student receives within the office from the first year through graduation.

Bouv College of Health Sciences has over 200 faculty members, with approximately 2,100 undergraduate and over 1,500 graduate students. It is the leading national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences and supports the Universitys mission of educating students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment and creating and translating knowledge to meet global and societal needs.

How to apply

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern

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