The Academic Advisor is responsible for the overall operation of the Undergraduate and Graduate Program Office and related activities within the School of Nuclear Engineering. The advisor will assist undergraduate and graduate students and faculty on academic matters; serve as the day-to-day interface with the First Year Engineering, Professional Practice Office and the Graduate School; and assist and work with the Undergraduate and Graduate Chairs and the Business Office. In the School of Nuclear Engineering, academic advising is a partnership between the professional academic advisor and faculty advisors. Career advice and professional mentorship is done by the faculty and the wide variety of other advising duties will be fulfilled by the professional advisor.
Purdue University has a tradition of ethical conduct spanning its history. As a land-grant institution, we demonstrate our responsiveness to our constituencies and extend to them access to our knowledge resources. We nurture relationships with other partners in education who support our vision or join us to foster common interests. We integrate our mission with our responsibilities. We contribute our knowledge resources impartially in serving our public purposes. As faculty, students, staff, and administrators, we are a community of dedicated learners, scholars, professionals, and practitioners — all contributing our talents to uphold our standards, and improve ourselves and the broader community in which we live and work. Our responsibilities and obligations toward the advancement of learning, discovery, and engagement in the University and in Indiana extend to our nation and the world. This statement of integrity is meant to provide an overarching declaration that informs specific policies and procedures regarding conduct, enforcement, and accountability. Such policies and procedures either exist in official University documents or will be developed as necessary.
Master's degree One (1) year of work experience with academic advising, student services, student affairs, career development, counseling, and/or related field
Excellent oral, verbal, and written communication skills
Excellent customer service skills and professionalism in dealing with students, faculty, staff, and external contacts Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to influence and build working relationships among a diverse workforce at all levels
Strong organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail
Ability to effectively collaborate with faculty, staff, students, and parents
Capable of taking initiative, assuming responsibility and handling confidential information with discretion
Ability to work independently and contribute to a team environment
Basic proficiency in software: Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook (Electronic email/Calendaring)
Knowledge of programs and majors at Purdue University
Knowledge of academic advising and recruiting in higher education