Job Positions

Senior Academic Advisor

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


Krannert Leaders Academy


Purdue University

Date Posted:


Close Date:

Open Until Filled

Position Description

In this role you will serve as Senior Academic Advisor for a particularly high achieving group of current and prospective undergraduate students in the School of Management within our recently created Krannert Leaders Academy (KLA). Duties include registration/scheduling and advising assistance, student development, academic and career planning, student recruitment, and representation of the school at events and in committees. Coach/Mentor students using Launching Business Leaders framework as well as represent the school on University committees, serve as a liaison with school and University units. We seek someone with expertise in technology used in undergraduate programs as well as a passion for helping our students experience all that the KLA program has to offer. Assist with plan of study development and maintenance along with providing leadership in advising committees and initiatives, particularly by serving on KLA Executive Board, which requires attendance at Learning Community events that may take place during evening and weekend hours.



Application Information

Institution Information


Additional Information

  • A cover letter is required in order to be given full consideration for the position, and should specifically address the following question: Tell us how your work experiences has prepared you to make an immediate contribution to both the Krannert Leaders Academy and the Krannert Undergraduate Advising Office in general.
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position.
  • 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.

Contact Information



Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a field relevant to the position.
  • Three years of academic advising or student services experience in higher education.
  • Consideration may be given to an equivalent combination of education and additional experience in lieu of degree.
  • Knowledge of academic advising.
  • Excellent oral / written communication, organizational, prioritization, conflict resolution, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with faculty, staff, students, and parents.
  • Ability to interpret and administer academic policies.
  • Learning orientation toward changing technology impacting work processes.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of business industries.
  • Knowledge of programs and majors at Purdue University.
  • Knowledge of Cognos and Banner functions.