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Academic Advisor

Categories: Northeast Region 1


College of Arts and Sciences


Rockhurst University

Date Posted:

Mar 26 2020 10:00PM

Close Date:


Position Description

The College of Arts and Sciences at Rockhurst University invites applications for a full-time Academic Advisor. Rockhurst has a growing undergraduate nursing population, and the duties of this position will focus primarily on the advising of pre-nursing and pre-health undergraduates. This advisor will also support general advising and student success in the College of Arts and Sciences.


1. Academic advising, support, and tracking of First Time College (FTC) and transfer nursing students.
a. Provide one-on-one academic advising (including FTC pre-registration events);
b. Pre-build FTC student schedules in preparation for registration events;
c. Teach nursing sections of first year seminar course;
d. Coordinate with RU Admissions and the BSN program director to track student eligibility and awarding of “second-chance” direct-entry awarding program for current RU pre-nursing students (both first-time-college students and transfer students) after their first two semesters at Rockhurst;
e. Coordinate advising efforts with Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences:
f. Support and coordinate academic advising for nursing students in transition;
g. Support Admissions efforts to recruit nursing students (e.g. attend events);
h. Maintain and update advising materials for pre-nursing students.

2. Provide support for the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) advising program.
a. Pre-health and general student advising (as available/needed);
b. Support faculty advisors;
c. Help manage enrollments of CAS course offerings;
d. Represent/liaison for CAS advising;
e. Serve as back-up for CAS Director of Academic Advising.

Application Process

To apply, submit to Rockhurst University’s Human Resources using the online system:

Institution Information

The role of the mission office is to continually place before all members of the Rockhurst University community the mission and core values of the University and to ensure that all decisions, conversations, policies and programs conform to these deeply held values. As a Catholic, Jesuit school and a member of the worldwide network of Jesuit institutions of higher education, Rockhurst employs the ideals of finding God in all things, reflection and discernment as well as care of the person in all its programs, policies and interactions. The student, the parent, the alum and the community member are first and foremost in our minds and thoughts because all are children of God; all are part of this wonderful world God made, all are brothers and sisters of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Additional Information


Contact Information

For questions, contact the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Jennifer Friend, at


Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, social work, or related field
• Three years direct experience working with undergraduate academic advising
• Knowledge of academic advising principles, practices, and protocols
• Demonstrated skills and experience utilizing technology that supports effective academic advising practices
• Experience with student retention initiatives
• Experience working with diverse populations, including nontraditional students
• Ability to collaborate with faculty and staff across the university
• Strong organizational, decision-making, and critical thinking skills
• Effective communication skills (interpersonal, presentational, writing)

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree in counseling, communication, higher education leadership, or related field
• Experience with new student orientation programs
• Experience advising in nursing/health care programs
• Experience with higher education assessment, analytics, and early alert systems
• College level teaching experience
• Familiar with Canvas or other learning management systems
• Understanding and appreciation of Jesuit education and liberal arts curriculum