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Academic Advisor

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2


Academic Affairs


Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies

Date Posted:

Apr 27 2022 3:46PM

Close Date:

Jun 27 2022

Position Description

This position, based in Washington, DC, is primarily responsible for academic advising of students in the two-year, full-time Master of Arts in International Relations degrees and may assist with advising needs in other degree programs. As a primary point of contact for student inquiries, the person will be responsible for accurately conveying degree and program information and school policies via in-person interactions, over the phone, email, and by other electronic means. The person will maintain thorough written records and will coordinate with administrative offices to assist in student success.


Student Advising - 75%
Serve as an academic advisor to a large caseload of MAIR students and other degree populations as needed Advise students on academic policies, registration procedures, and course selection
Assist students in successfully progressing with and completing their academic program and degree requirements
Keep students apprised of add/drop, audit, and withdrawal deadlines, procedures, and requirements Understand, convey, and help uphold all academic regulations and policies
Meet with students to develop success strategies (e.g. time management, study skills, and learning and academic strategies)
Counsel students in using and understanding academic advising tools such as degree audit, SIS self-service, the student portal, and academic advising tools and technologies
Make recommendations regarding course load and progression toward satisfactory progress
Communicate regularly with assigned students via email, text, or other medium to check-in, encourage and track progress
Coordinate enrollment and course exceptions requested by faculty or academic programs and ensure they meet the curricular requirements

Academic Records Maintenance – 10%
Maintain accurate and complete written records pertaining to student interaction
Monitor advising group inbox and respond to general and specific inquiries in a timely manner; redirect or escalate issues as needed
Support the backend of the Degree Audit system through updates and maintenance
Collaborate with other offices to resolve administrative issues related to academic records as they relate to student’s academic progress
Develop additional advising resources to support the office

Liaise With Other Administrative Offices – 10%
Work with the Office of Admissions, Office of Global Careers, Office of Student Life and other administrative offices to gather information on student status and, as needed, collaborate on potential solutions for student issues
Ensure these offices understand current program requirements and remain aware of curricular and course changes
Partner with faculty to keep them informed of student progress or academic issues

Other Duties as Assigned – 5%
Assist in other functions necessary to the operation of the Office of Academic Affairs as related the MA student success and satisfaction.

Application Process

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Institution Information

Additional Information

This is an in-person position that allows remote work a maximum of 1 day a week.

Contact Information

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Required Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Higher Education, Counseling or related field required. Three years of related experience required, preferably in a university and/or educational environment counseling and advising graduate or professional students
Prior experience working in a higher education environment preferred
Prior experience working in collaboration with Registrar, Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Affairs and Career Services preferred
Exceptional office management skills including delegation, time management, attention to detail and organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications