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Senior Academic Advisor

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


School of Management


Purdue University

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Position Description



  • Serve as a Senior Academic Advisor for a caseload of approximately 250-275 undergraduate students in the School of Management. 
  • Duties include registration/scheduling, student development, academic and career planning, student recruitment, and representation of the school at events and in committees.
  • Coach/Mentor students about Launching Business Leaders skillsets.
  • Represent school on University committees; liaison with school and university units.
  • Develop/maintain expertise in technology used in undergraduate programs.
  • Participate in the development and maintenance of plans of study.
  • Provide leadership in advising committees and initiatives, which includes training and mentoring of academic advisors.
  • Provide formal leadership in areas related to graduation audits, reviewing students' eligibility for advancing within major (End of Semester review), and applications to enter Krannert from other Purdue departments (CODO)

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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 in this position.
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contributions Immediately.
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Contact Information

Please apply directly on Purdue Careers' website below: you have any questions, please email Kyle Smith, Executive Recruiter at


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.