Job Description

Northeastern University

Academic Advisor

Requisition Number: STFR001005

Division/College: Bouve College of Health Sciences

FT/PT: Full Time

Grade: 10

Position Summary:

The Academic Advisor in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Office of Student Services serves as a member of the academic advising team. The advisor’s primary role is to support student success, retention, and graduation. He or she provides effective student-centered academic advising to first-year, upper-class, and transfer students in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences. Responsibilities include managing a case load of students; assisting students with transitioning to college, career planning, and course registration and scheduling; and interfacing with university resources to support student success.

The person in this position advocates for and assists students, with a strong emphasis on pharmacy upper-class student success and, as needed, working with first-year students. Responsibilities include monitoring and evaluating academic progress by using our Faculty Advisor Communication Tool, Banner, and Salesforce. He or she assesses progression and reviews records for completion of degree requirements using the Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS). The advisor also will support NU College specific programs such as summer orientation, the program, transfer student programs, Parents’ Weekend, Open Houses, and Welcome Days for admitted students. The advisor serves as a liaison between department faculty and the Office of Student Services.

In collaboration with the Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management, the person in this position designs and administers activities and programs to promote the academic success of students from the first year through graduation. These programs improve overall persistence and interface with Residential Life (Living Learning Community), Career Services, the Student Athlete Support Office, and other university offices as needed. The advisor works with students to enhance engagement in their majors, colleges, university, and community at large. He or she may also have the opportunity to teach a seminar for first-year Bouvé students. The advisor is responsible for formulating and recommending policies and procedures to effectively administer OSS academic functions. He or she should also recommend new and improved programs and systems to effectively manage student retention, assisting university administrators and inter-institutional groups in resolving problems.

Other responsibilities include performing activities that support the retention and graduation goals of the College and the University.


Master’s degree required. One to two years of professional experience preferred. Candidates with a health-care background, higher-education experience, science background, or related education are encouraged to apply. Strong advising, interpersonal, analytical, organizational, communication, and customer-service skills required. The ideal candidate must possess a commitment to working with transfer and upper-class college students. The candidate needs strong PC skills (including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office) and should enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. He or she must have an interest in learning to manage reports and analyze data using a Microsoft Access database/Excel as it relates to tracking students’ academic progression. The person in this position is expected to take initiative for project management and implementation. Prior knowledge and best practices in student development, retention and academic support programs are also required. Candidates must have experience in, or a demonstrated commitment to, working with a diverse student population.

Additional Information:

Bouvé College of Health Sciences has a faculty of 276, with approximately 2,100 undergraduate and 1,500 graduate students. It is the leading national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences and supports the University’s mission of educating students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment and creating and translating knowledge to meet global and societal needs. Northeastern University is on an exciting trajectory of growth and innovation. The University is a leader in inter-disciplinary research, urban engagement, experiential learning, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Northeastern University is situated on the Avenue of the Arts in Boston’s historic Back Bay, four blocks from the Longwood Medical Area, encompassing Harvard Medical School, Children’s Hospital Boston, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and is eight blocks from Boston Medical Center.

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

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

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Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global, experiential research university. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern today provides unprecedented experiential learning opportunities around the world. Located in the heart of downtown Boston, Northeastern University’s student population includes over 15,000 undergraduates and 3,500 graduate students.
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Academic Advisor