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Academic Advisor

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


College of Science


Purdue University

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Position Description

As an Academic Advisor, you will provide academic advising for Computer Science undergraduate students in the College of Science. You will also respond to emails and phone calls from prospective and admitted undergraduate students, their family members, faculty and university staff and be accessible and available to students to respond to their questions and concerns.  Additionally, you will communicate with students regarding curricular and co-curricular opportunities and available options for meeting curricular requirements.



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  • A cover letter is required in order to be given full consideration for this position, and should specifically address the following question: Tell us how your work experiences have prepared you to make an immediate contribution to this position.
  • Purdue will not sponsor an employment related visa for this position.
  • A background check will be required for employment.
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period.
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. 

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Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree.
  • One year of work experience with academic advising, student services, student affairs, career development, and/or teaching.
  • In lieu of a Master's degree, a Bachelor's degree plus three years of work experience with academic advising, student services, student affairs, career development, and/or teaching will be considered.
  • Strong oral and written communication.
  • Excellent customer service skills and professionalism in dealing with external business partners, students, faculty and staff.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to influence and build working relationships among a diverse undergraduate student population at all levels.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Motivated individual with ability to efficiently multi task, work under pressure, handle frequent interruptions and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to identify and determine problems, analyze information and implement solutions.
  • Capable of taking initiative, assuming responsibility and handling confidential information with discretion.
  • Ability to work independently and contribute to a team environment.
  • Must possess a learning orientation to changing technology.
  • Basic proficiency in software: Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook (Electronic email/Calendaring).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with student advising.
  • Knowledge of academic advising.
  • Knowledge of programs and majors at Purdue University.
  • Data query and internet skills.