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Academic Advisor

Categories: Northwest Region 8


College of Engineering


Oregon State University

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Position Description

The Academic Advisor is responsible for advising undergraduate students in the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (MIME) regarding curriculum and program requirements. The Academic Advisor is empowered to mentor and guide students through achieving their personal, professional, and educational goals by helping them to develop academic plans for success. The Academic Advisor represents the School and College of Engineering at recruitment, orientation and retention events, and provides appropriate School, College and University information to prospective students. The Academic Advisor is also responsible for sustaining an environment of academic and professional excellence for students and educational team members. Innovation, positive thinking and expansion is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position.



  • Provide advising/mentoring for undergraduate majors in MIME, based on advising guidelines developed by the School. Review students’ academic progress; resolve problems related to curriculum and course prerequisites; devise appropriate plans for success.
  • Evaluate and maintain student academic records.
  • Represent MIME at the College of Engineering (COE) Advisor meetings and participate in decisions on COE policies regarding academic regulations, college-wide orientation sessions and courses, and professional school application processes.
  • Interact with faculty, university personnel and external contacts. Explain policies and procedures to students related to admission to professional school and all other academic administrative requirements for School, College, and University. Provide guidance and information on academic success resources available on campus. Participate in the Student orientation, advising and registration (START) program and other MIME and COE recruiting events.


  • Perform necessary administrative tasks to support advising and mentoring requirements. Prepare and complete graduation and professional program audits. Develop materials used to communicate educational programs and course selection options, to recruit students and to promote the educational programs, including the use of website and printed marketing materials.

5% Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

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For additional information please contact: 
Nicole Thompson at


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in education, engineering, or a related field.

  • Experience advising students in a higher education setting.

  • Ability to work effectively with students; keep accurate student records; and interpret university, college, and school policies and procedures.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to take initiative in organizing programs, planning events, preparing advising materials, and communicating with other advisors and program heads.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in college student services administration, career counseling, education, engineering, or other related field.

  • At least two years full-time experience in a college or university setting in academic advising, advising support, student services, or career counseling.

  • Experience with SIS BANNER and Data Warehouse (DW), or other similar databases, including developing and using queries. Experience using Excel spreadsheets and macros.

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a positive and objective customer service approach and attitude even when confronted with difficult advising and counseling situations.

  • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.