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Academic Advisor

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


College of Health and Human Sciences


Purdue University

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Position Description

Purdue's College of Health and Human Sciences is seeking an enthusiastic academic advising professional to support student success, primarily in the School of Nursing


  • Assisting students in evaluating and determining their interests & abilities and linking those interests with majors/programs
  • Guiding students in developing plans of study that meet all degree requirements and fit within their timelines for graduation
  • Maintaining a consistent pattern of contact with advisees to encourage a trusting mentor/coaching connection and discuss any difficulties they are having with a class or classes
  • Developing and sharing strategies for academic success; building/supporting students' abilities to face challenges through resiliency and coping strategies; identifying and implementing programming to promote student use and referrals of university offices/resources that support academic achievement

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Additional Information

  • A cover letter is required for full consideration.
  • Purdue will not sponsor an employment related visa for this position.
  • 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 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 in a field relevant to the position.
  • One year experience in academic advising, student services or related.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with faculty, staff, students and parents.
  • Ability to understand and communicate undergraduate curricula, as well as Purdue University procedures, policies, and admissions processes within Purdue Registrar, and understand relevant systems/databases.
  • Ability to work well independently, be a self-starter, make decisions, and provide solutions in the context of discussions with students, faculty, staff, and parents.
  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of programs and majors at Purdue University.
  • Knowledge of academic advising.