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Academic Advising Specialist

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


University Undergraduate Academic Advising


Purdue University

Date Posted:

Aug 8 2022 3:56PM

Close Date:

Sept 30 2022

Position Description

University Undergraduate Academic Advising (UUAA) is seeking an experienced advisor to serve in a newly created role that supports special populations for advising, contributes to advising and professional development for the university advising community, and helps develop an inclusive advising framework for the university. This position reports directly to the Executive Director of University Undergraduate Academic Advising.


Advising: provide guidance and support a specific set of students in transition between majors. The person who assumes this role will assist in creation and development of this program which requires collaboration with the Center for Career Opportunities. Special needs support and professional development: assist departments across the university with advising needs on an as-needed basis. General guidelines will be developed based on the skillset and experience of the person in the role. This position will also work directly with the UUAA Advisor Development and Professional Training (ADaPT) director to develop and deliver quality professional development opportunities for all advisors. Additionally, this position will assist with learning opportunities for all academic advisors in the continuing Inclusive Advising project. Inclusive Advising is an equity-minded, student-centered practice that emphasizes mutual respect, dignity, self-awareness, and authenticity. The resulting student experience is one of trust, open communication, and a strong working relationship. Inclusive advising centers the student in an asset-framed approach where the advisor differentiates educational guidance to meet students where they are and acknowledges the critical value of each student’s unique social capital.

Application Process

Qualified applicants may submit their materials here:

Institution Information

Purdue University is a major research institution known for discoveries in science, technology, engineering, math and beyond. Founded in 1869, the University proudly serves its state as well as the nation and the world. More than 37,000 students from all 50 states and 130 countries, along with some 850 student organizations and Big Ten Boilermaker athletics, make for a lively environment.

Additional Information

University Undergraduate Academic Advising (UUAA) is a centralized office for academic advising policy and professional development.

Contact Information

Inquiries may be directed to Jeff Elliott at


Required Qualifications


Master's degree (or comparable years of experience) in student personnel, higher education, or relevant field Three years of experience as an academic advisor or in a student services role Higher Education experience Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Must be able to collaborate with faculty, staff, students and parents Demonstrated ability to interpret and administer academic policy necessary Must have excellent organizational skills, ability to multi-task, establish priorities, and resolve conflict Basic skills in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with students in transition between majors; experience training and providing professional development for academic advisors; experience working in diversity and inclusion efforts