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Senior Academic Advisor

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


Chemical Engineering


Purdue University

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Position Description

As Senior Academic Advisor, you will provide academic advising for students in the School of Chemical Engineering as well as assist with course selection, class scheduling, co-curricular opportunities, and related advising duties. You will also communicate with students having academic difficulty. You will be responsible for conducting audits on student's progress toward completion of their CHE plan of study. You will be responsible for coordinating school's recruiting efforts as well as meeting with prospective students and families interested in ChE and oversee the ChE Student Ambassador Program. You will also be responsible for coordinating international programs. You will serve as the departmental liaison for GEARE (Global Engineering Alliance for Research and Education) and study abroad. Additionally, you will maintain, evolve and update existing informational tools related to above listed efforts.



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Additional Information

  • Purdue will not sponsor an employment related visa for this position.
  • A background check will be required for employment.
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period.
  • Purdue University is an EEO/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 or professional degree in a field relevant to the position.
  • Three years of experience in academic advising, student services, or related.
  • In lieu of degree, consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of related education and required work experience.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 

  • Able to collaborate with faculty, staff, students and parents. 

  • Familiarity with the undergraduate CHE program structure and content.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and excellent interpersonal, organizational, time management and public relations skills. 

  • Ability to make independent decisions, work with little or no supervision, and have self-motivation. 

  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize work to meet deadlines while dealing with interruptions and produce high-quality work with attention to detail.

  • Proficiency in Outlook (both calendaring and email), Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Some background in STEM.
  • Knowledge of academic advising. 
  • Knowledge of programs and majors at Purdue University. 
  • Basic web knowledge