Job Positions

Academic Advisor

Categories: South Central Region 7


Student Academic Success Office


Xavier University of Louisiana

Date Posted:

Feb 17 2021 10:53AM

Close Date:

Apr 17 2021

Position Description

The Academic Advisor in the Student Academic Success Office reports to the Director for Academic Success and provides individualized and group advising to students, with an emphasis on supporting students who are exploratory, academically high-risk, athletes, and those on academic probation.


Provides academic advising to students; works closely with the Office of Career Services to provide major, career/pathway exploration and planning. Works with the Student Academic Success Office team to develop new programs and activities to promote student’s academic success, personal growth, and leadership skills. Reviews student records and develops student academic success plans and interventions. Collaborates with faculty to enhance achievement of student learning objectives. Serves as liaison between students, staff, faculty and administrators: provides referral services for students: assesses and coordinates services and streamlines processes in a changing environment. Informs faculty and supports students with academic alerts. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Application Process

Qualified candidates are invited to apply using Xavier’s online application site by logging in to Submit a cover letter emphasizing qualifications for the position, a comprehensive CV/resume, and contact information for three 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

Work is performed in an office setting with minimal exposure to health or safety hazards. This is sedentary work which requires the following physical activities: sitting, walking, bending, stooping, finger dexterity, repetitive motions, talking, hearing and visual acuity.

Contact Information

Nathaniel Holmes, Ph.D. Assistant Provost for Student Success


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).

Preferred Qualifications

Three years of academic advising, retention, or counseling services (with at least 1 year in a higher education environment). 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