Job Positions

Academic Advisor / #23933

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


College of Health and Human Sciences


Purdue University

Date Posted:

Feb 1 2023 8:57AM

Close Date:

May 1, 2023

Position Description

Academic Advisors promote an inclusive environment that challenges and supports students by providing meaningful opportunities for student learning, development, and integration of curricular and co-curricular experiences. Advisors are dedicated to empowering students to be active responsible learners while guiding students to make well-informed decisions that lead to the achievement of students’ educational, career and life goals. Create an open, respectful, and inclusive environment by utilizing an equity-minded, student-centered practice that emphasizes mutual respect, dignity, self-awareness, and authenticity. Center the student in an asset framed approach where advising differentiates educational guidance to meet students where they are and acknowledges the critical value of each student’s unique social capital. Empower students to be active responsible learners and assist them in making well-informed decisions. Guide students in course selection and the process for registering for courses. Identify campus activities, and programs opportunities related to students' major. Maintain a consistent pattern of contact and communications with assigned students. Use data to provide timely outreach to students on their academic progress and conduct audits on student’s degree progress. Assess when a student’s situation requires referral to campus resources. Maintain and ensure confidentiality of student records. Teach students about the university’s structure, systems, policies, and practices.


STUDENT ADVISING AND EDUCATING - Provide academic advising to assigned students; assess other needs and make professional referrals; maintain and ensure confidentiality of student records. Interpret University policies, procedures, and curriculum to students, faculty, staff, and administration. Guide students in course selection and scheduling; assist in resolving academic problems; identify and monitor academic progress. COMMUNICATIONS – Communicate regularly to encourage a trusting relationship with students via e-mail, text, BoilerConnect campaigns and other electronic platforms. Document contact notes on advising appointments and correspondence in BoilerConnect. Assess when a situation calls for more probing questions. Make explicit students’ responsibility for their own academic and professional success. Build and maintain contacts with other advising units. Communicate with students regarding curricular and co-curricular opportunities. Teach students about the benefits of orientation. Participate in orientation activities for college/department. DEPARTMENT SUPPORT – Participate in college level events and programs. Participate in events that serve advising in the university community. Assist with the recruitment and retention of diverse undergraduate students for the academic unit/campus. ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATION DUTIES – Submit necessary data and documentation for proper maintenance of student records. Participate in staff meetings. Participate in systems training and updates. Assist in the preparation of reports and serving on advising related committees. Act as liaison between students, faculty, staff, campus, and University constituents.

Application Process

Applicants may electronically apply and submit a resume and cover letter for position #23933 at Screening of applicants will begin February 10, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

Institution Information

Founded in 1869, Purdue University is a public research and land-grant university located in West Lafayette, Indiana, approximately one hour north of Indianapolis and two hours south of Chicago. For more information, visit

Additional Information

• All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue guidelines. To learn more, visit • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits summary • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position • 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, Senior Director of Student Services, College of Health and Human Sciences,


Required Qualifications


• Master’s degree in higher education or related field. • One year of student advising, recruitment, or other student-facing experience • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. • Ability to collaborate with faculty, staff, current and prospective students, parents, and families. • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills. • Ability to problem solve and utilize campus resources for individuals and groups. • Ability and willingness to work in a changing environment. • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree in Student Services, Counseling, Higher Education Administration, or field related to the majors advised. • Knowledge of undergraduate student development and recruitment. • Knowledge of programs and majors at Purdue University. • Knowledge of field related to majors advised.