Job Positions

Academic Advisor

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


Arts and Sciences


Bowling Green State University

Date Posted:

Sep 18 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

October 1, 2019

Position Description

The Academic Advisor is part of the broad team of professional academic advising staff at the University, as well as the specific team of advising staff in the assigned college or advising department. Under the direction of the immediate supervisor and in accordance with university academic advising strategies, Academic Advisors provide essential support and service to students and contribute to the university’s goals of promoting student learning, development, and success, as well as student persistence and timely graduation. The primary responsibilities of the Academic Advisor are to provide comprehensive academic advising and degree planning guidance to an assigned group and diverse population of undergraduate students. Additionally, this staff member will participate and assist with both university and college recruitment and retention efforts, serve on university and college committees, and participate in university and college-specific training and development.


• Advise current and prospective students within an assigned college/academic program on course planning, major selection, degree requirements, university policies and procedures, and career planning related to students’ academic goals and registration procedures • Utilize current and emerging technology and available data to complete essential academic advising duties, processes, and communication with students to support and foster retention, persistence, and success (e.g. CSS/MyBGSU, EAB/SSC, early alert, DARS, Schedule Planner, Pathway Planner, Canvas, SharePoint, Query, etc.) • Review student academic progress and performance and advise students on specific actions regarding academic and career goals, including development of degree completion pathways • Refer students to appropriate BGSU and non-BGSU support offices and/or organizations as needed to support student success • May conduct group advising sessions with designated advising groups or segments of students • Participate and/or assist in planning and implementing New Student Orientation, Welcome and other advising activities, as well other events on- and off-campus to advise prospective students of college specific requirements (Events may include Falcon Friday, Preview Day, Presidents’ Day, regional college events, etc., and other specialized events within a college/department. May include evenings and/or weekends) • May be responsible for developing programming efforts and intervention strategies for targeted and identified populations of at-risk students • May be responsible for advising a specific population/cohort of students, requiring additional specialized knowledge and skills • Additional college and/or academic program specific duties and responsibilities as assigned

Application Process

For a complete job description & to apply for this position visit or contact the Office of Human Resources at (419) 372-8421. BGSU. AA/EEO/Disabilities/Veterans. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.

Institution Information

Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0001 419-372-2531

Additional Information

Contact Information

Office of Human Resources at (419) 372-8421


Required Qualifications


Master’s Degree required, (particular advising academic discipline, Counseling, Communication, College Student Personnel, Student Affairs in Higher Education, or related field). Successful candidate must have Master’s degree conferred at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications

One to two years of direct advising experience or experience in another college functional area with direct student contact.