Job Positions

Academic Advisor/CARE Coach

Categories: South Central Region 7


Office of Student Success


Xavier University of Louisiana

Date Posted:

Sep 20 2021 11:10AM

Close Date:

Nov 20 2021

Position Description

Xavier University of Louisiana is seeking to hire an Academic Advisor for its newest initiative, the Career Readiness, Academic Efficacy, Resilience, and Engagement (CARE) Program. Through a supportive network, CARE provides first year, first generation students with connected opportunities to prepare, perform, and progress during their time at Xavier. Reporting to the Director for Academic Success in the Student Academic Success Office, the Academic Advisor will serve as a CARE Coach and will work collaboratively with other members of the CARE Network to support and motivate first-generation students on their journey to earning their bachelor’s degree. Xavier University of Louisiana is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged and first-generation students.


Assists CARE Students with creating individualized academic plans and provides accountability; works closely with the Office of Career Services to provide career/pathway exploration and planning. Collaborates with faculty to enhance achievement of student learning objectives. Serves as liaison between students, staff, faculty and administrators. Connects CARE Students with campus resources, provide referral services, and develop appropriate interventions. Supports students with academic alerts; uses resources to assist CARE Students in identifying their strengths and opportunities for improvement. Builds strong, trusting relationships with CARE Students. Works collaboratively with other members of the CARE Network to ensure all CARE Students are well supported. Supervises and works collaboratively with CARE Colleagues to support CARE Students. Assists with organizing and conducting programming (workshops, brown bags, and other presentations) for the benefit of CARE Students. Assists the CARE Director in developing assessment reports, including developing CARE Program goals and objectives, revising yearly outcomes, reviewing national statistics, and other data collection and assessment responsibilities. Performs other duties as assigned. Works with the Student Academic Success Office team to develop new programs and activities to

Application Process

Qualified candidates are invited to apply using Xavier’s online application site by logging in to Please submit the following materials: (1) A cover letter emphasizing qualifications for the position, career goals, and experience; (2) resume; (3) transcripts; and (4) contact information for three professional references

Institution Information

Founded in 1925 by Saint Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, Xavier is Catholic and historically Black. Located in New Orleans, the ultimate purpose of the University is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society. This preparation takes place in a diverse learning and teaching environment that incorporates all relevant educational means, including research and community service.

Additional Information

Xavier University of Louisiana is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. EOE/AA.

Contact Information

Nathaniel Holmes, Ph.D.


Required Qualifications

Master’s degree from an accredited institution in counseling and guidance, college student personnel, educational administration, student affairs, or related field. Two years of academic advising, retention, or counseling services (with at least 1 year in a higher education environment). Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills Ability to communicate effectively with various stakeholders (students, colleagues, administrators), both verbally and in writing. Must possess diplomacy, confidentiality, and strong relationship-building skills. Exceptional interpersonal skills, especially with students Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of products and Google platforms

Preferred Qualifications

Three years of academic advising, retention, or counseling services (with at least 1 year in a higher education environment). Professional coaching certification Experience presenting to students and facilitating workshops Knowledge of advising theory and models of development advising. Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative environment Excellent oral, written communication skills, and organizational skills. Working knowledge of Banner, EAB Navigate, and Degree Works