Job Positions

Academic Advisor / 14169

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


College of Health & Human Sciences


Purdue University

Date Posted:

Jun 21 2021 2:10PM

Close Date:

Aug 21 2021

Position Description

Purdue is currently seeking an Academic Advisor for students in the College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS). The primary advising area will be for students in the School of Health Sciences. Core responsibilities include advising current students and meeting with prospective students and families; guiding students in developing a plan of study that meets degree requirements; assisting with course selection, class scheduling, and co-curricular opportunities; communicating with students who are having academic difficulty, including those on academic probation and who have gone through the re-entry/readmission process; conducting audits on student's progress toward completion of their plan of study; communicating and working with the College of HHS, the Registrar, the Dean of Students, and other University Offices to maximize student access and success.


Communication, teaching, undergraduate student academic advising, recruiting, and academic administrative duties.

Application Process

Applicants may electronically apply and submit a resume and a cover letter for position #14169 at Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Institution Information

At Purdue University, we never stop in our persistent pursuit of the next giant leap. Together, in this community, we are dedicated to providing an education that’s built on respect and fosters learning. We engage in world-changing research to deliver innovation. And we create an environment of inclusion and a culture of hard work that help build balance and growth. We are here to develop practical solutions to the toughest challenges we face today, so that we can build a better world together. This is the kind of place where big things are accomplished. We keep going to show the world what’s possible. Founded in 1869 in West Lafayette, Indiana, the university proudly serves its state as well as the nation and the world. Academically, Purdue's role as a major research institution is supported by top-ranking disciplines in pharmacy, business, engineering and agriculture. More than 39,000 students are enrolled here. All 50 states and 130 countries are represented. Add about 850 student organizations and Big Ten Boilermaker athletics, and you get a college atmosphere that's without rival. Take one small step and apply today to join a nationally renowned university with a robust benefits package and a commitment to work/life balance. A career that means something. That’s my giant leap.

Additional Information

*Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
*For full consideration a Cover letter is required
*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

Contact Information

Shane Hawkins-Wilding, College of Health and Human Sciences Director of Student Services,


Required Qualifications

*Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel, or a related field
*One year of relevant work experience with academic advising, student services, student affairs, career development, counseling, and/or related field
*Cover letter
*Oral, verbal, and written communication skills
*Excellent customer service skills and professionalism in dealing with external business partners, students, faculty, and staff *Interpersonal skills with the ability to influence and build working relationships among a diverse workforce at all levels
*Organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail
*Ability to effectively collaborate with faculty, staff, students, and parents
*Ability to identify and determine problems, analyze information, and implement solutions
*Ability and willingness to work in a changing environment
*Must possess a learning orientation to change technology
*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, PowerPoint, and Outlook (Electronic email/Calendaring)

Preferred Qualifications

*Knowledge of academic advising *Knowledge of programs and majors at Purdue University
*Experience with student advising