Job Positions

Academic Advisor

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2


College of Nursing


Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center

Date Posted:

Mar 4 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:


Position Description

Primary Function/General Purpose of Position Under the direction of the Director of the Student Success Center, provides academic advising and academic counseling to prospective and continuing on-campus and on-line students. Assists students in developing skills and strategies which foster independent, active learning, academic success and progression, timely degree completion and achievement of their educational goals. Serves as a vital connection between the student and college resources and information.



  • Provides academic assistance and advising to a diverse student population including on-campus and online learners from admission through graduation.
  • Serve as institutional representative to provide insight and direction to students in making decisions concerning education goals leading to graduation.
  • Collaborates with faculty and the Director of Student Success to identify at-risk students and develops action plan to facilitate student success.
  • Presents group advising information for prospective and admitted students.
  • Participates as a team member on the development and improvement of support and advising tools and resources.
  • Assists in providing academic advising to incoming students and assists in supporting the College Ambassador program.
  • Supports recruitment and enrollment efforts.
  • Identifies, recommends and helps coordinate academic assistance resources, tutoring referrals and disability accommodations.
  • Assists with retention programming for all program tracks.


  • Helps develop and may team teach (with nursing faculty) the Orientation course for incoming students.
  • Coordinates individual and group workshops addressing study skills, such as test taking strategies, time management, stress management and related topics.
  • Collaborates for needed internal training for staff and administration.
  • Serves as resource for college policies and procedures.


  • Represents the Office of Student Success at internal and external events and functions.
  • Participates in student organizations and on committees, provides support for student affairs/student life initiatives.


  • Prepares, maintains and submits reports.
  • Monitors student progress and other relevant data for caseload assigned.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of student success learning and resources.
  • Provides input to the Institutional Effectiveness plan.
  • Stays abreast of developments in the field of student success/academic support.
  • Works as a team member on continuous improvement efforts of the Student Success Center.
  • Maintains current knowledge of college policies, procedures, resources and services.
  • Keeps the Director of Student Success informed of issues and changes in the academic success area

Other Job Functions

  • Ability to manage multiple work priorities.
  • Works collaboratively as well as independently.
  • Self-directed with strong initiative and commitment to maintaining confidentiality.
  • Demonstrates initiative, critical thinking skills, a high level of attention to detail, problem-solving, follow-through and professionalism.
  • Possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills and communicates with sensitivity and insight.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Application Process


Institution Information

Our graduates go on to become leaders in the nursing profession, working in hospitals, along with community health and medical practice settings. Many of our graduates – 82 percent - go on to work in a Bon Secours hospital, while many have found their training to be highly valued across the U.S. CAREER SUCCESS AT A GLANCE 98 percent of May and December 2017 graduates were employed after graduation 97 percent of our students passed the NCLEX-RN in 2017 10 years after enrollment, nursing graduates have a median salary of $62,200 * * according to data from the U.S. Department of Education In addition to providing our nurses with considerable clinical experiences – more than 900 hours - in Bon Secours hospitals, our nursing education program centers around the mission of Bon Secours. At the forefront of our professional philosophy is training nurses to build caring relationships with their patients. Our nurses are advocates for their patients, leading the effort to create an environment of trust based on compassion and competence.

Additional Information


Contact Information

Tonya Osmond, Ed Director of Student Success


Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree. A Master’s degree in Education, Counseling, Psychology, Student Development or an area closely related to student support is preferred.
  • Two years + recent experience in academic advising, higher education counseling or a closely related field.
  • Strong technology skills including on-line course management software, web-enabled student success resources, student information systems.
  • Experience counseling/advising both traditional and non-traditional learners in a face-to-face and virtual environment.
  • The ability to assess student needs and make referrals to external resources.
  • Familiarity with the Americans with Disabilities Act and student disability accommodations, as well as adult learning theory and best practices.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and collaborative skills to interact with diverse students, faculty and administration.
  • Professional demeanor and strong commitment to excellent customer service.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's Degree