Job Positions

Academic Advisor #190418

Categories: Northwest Region 8


Advising & Outreach Center


Boise State University

Date Posted:

May 13, 2019

Close Date:

May 30, 2019


Position Description

The Academic Advisor will provide developmentally appropriate academic advising to Boise State University engineering students with an emphasis on first-year academic success and major exploration.


  • Building relationships with students to help them identify viable academic goals and degree plans through clear communication of academic policies and procedures; facilitating students’ exploration and understanding of academic skills, strengths, and challenges; assisting students with major exploration; orienting students to university curricular and co-/extra-curricular opportunities.
  • Through proactive, engaging, and relationship-based advising, the Academic Advisor will help students lay the foundations for further success at Boise State University.

Provide academic advising to first-year undeclared, pre-engineering, and engineering majors, focusing on:

  • Advising of departmental, college, and university policies and procedures;Information on degree programs and creation of optimal lower-division academic plans
  • Monitoring of student progress
  • Eligibility and registration in Finish-in-Four program
  • First-term required advising (RAD) sessions (both individual and group)
  • Educating first-year students about academic success practices
  • Assisting student success coordinators in outreach, services, and programming for specific student populations, including first-years, undeclared, transfers, academic at-risk, and/or international;Make appropriate referrals (e.g. career counseling, personal counseling, and financial aid).
  • Provide advising support for various appeals processes, including academic reinstatements, academic adjustments and/or satisfactory academic progress (SAP) for financial aid.Advise special populations of students, including new or first-term transfer students, undeclared majors, international students, etc., assisting in exploration of academic programs, and focusing on academic progress, procedures, policies, and available academic resources.
  • Utilize student-success tools and resources, including PeopleSoft, DegreeTracker, Student Success Dashboard, etc.

University-Wide Advising Initiatives

  • Participates in the creation of new-student orientations and presents academic information to students and parents during orientation programming.
  • Coordinate communication to students regarding registration, academic difficulties, required advising and financial aid appeals.
  • Participate in university committees and other activities that support the mission of the unit and the University.
  • Support retention efforts through activities such as calling engineering students that haven’t enrolled in classes for the following semester.
  • Participate in college outreach including campus tours to prospective students and recruiting calls to female and under-represented students. 

Application Process

Please upload a cover letter and resume indicating your interest and qualifications for this position. Please include the names and contact information for three professional references. Please apply at

Institution Information

Boise State University is a public institution that was founded in 1932. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 20,767, its setting is city, and the campus size is 285 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Boise State University's ranking in the 2019 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,693 (2018-19); out-of-state tuition and fees are $23,776 (2018-19).Boise State University is located in the capital of Idaho, in the western part of the state. Boise State students can choose from about 170 academic programs, including several master’s degrees in fields such as business, education, and art. A few of Boise State’s unique academic features include the nation’s only degree in raptor biology, through which students research birds of prey, and a partnership with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, which serves as a great resource for studying microelectronics. Outside the classroom, students can join more than 200 campus clubs, study abroad in more than 50 countries, or check out one of the many annual school events, such as Earth Week and the International Food, Song and Dance Festival. Boise State is also home to unique athletic facilities for students to explore, including the recreation center with a 7,200-square-foot rock wall, and Bronco Stadium, with its famous blue turf football field. Student athletes can play at the intramural level or try out for one of the nearly 20 Boise State Broncos varsity teams, which compete in the NCAA Division I Mountain West Conference.

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Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or equivalent plus two years of experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree from accredited four-year college/university in Student Affairs Personnel, Counseling, Higher Education, or other related fields. One year of academic advising experience in a higher-education setting. Experience teaching in a higher-education setting. Expertise in learning development, learning-skills assessment, and academic coaching.