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Academic Advisor

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Academic Advising


University of Saint Joseph

Date Posted:

May 12 2022 9:28AM

Close Date:

Jul 1 2022

Position Description

This full-time, 12-month position is responsible for the academic advising of specified groups of first and second year students as assigned. The caseload of this position is between 130-150 students, and the advisor meets individually with assigned students on a regular basis to develop and monitor educational plans and goals. The advisor will monitor the progress of their caseload throughout the academic year through the use of Jenzabar and MyUSJ. The advisor will also work directly with students on academic probation, academic warning, and with students who receive academic alerts. This advisor will be responsible for serving as the advising contact for the Hartford Promise organization, and for meeting with the Hartford Promise USJ Student Ambassadors and student participants. The advisor may also serve on University-wide committees, including but not limited to the Calendar Committee, the University Curriculum Committee, and the Veteran Affairs Committee.


-Meets individually with assigned students on a regular basis to develop and monitor educational plans and goals.
-Provides each student with information about university resources to support them academically and personally throughout the first several semesters of the University experience.
-Applies best practices in academic advising; assist students in selecting programs of study, aids in identifying internships and experiential learning opportunities, and connects students with people, clubs, and organizations on campus with the goal of increasing student engagement.
-Collaborates with other advisors and colleagues across campus to develop and deliver programs supporting student success and retention; use data to assess program effectiveness.
-Coordinates updates or revisions of forms and processes as appropriate. Remains current with all academic changes, policies, curricula, and standards.
-Monitors the progress of assigned caseload throughout the academic year through the use of the tools available in Jenzabar, MyUSJ, and Maxient (Academic Alert system). Follows up on all issues as they arise.
-Serves as Advising contact for the Hartford Promise program, working closely with the Hartford Promise USJ Student Ambassadors.
-Provides excellent customer service to students, faculty, staff and members of the community as a representative of the Advisement Center.
-Understands and complies with all FERPA regulations and maintains appropriate confidentiality with regard to all student transactions and records.
-Represents Advising on various campus-wide committees, as assigned.

Application Process

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Institution Information

The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society. At University of Saint Joseph, our mission statement profoundly resonates with our faculty and staff and serves as the foundation upon which our employment policy is built. We seek to attract, develop and retain individuals who are committed to our mission. We are committed to providing an environment where diverse talents, perspectives, experiences and contributions are recognized, and one that promotes the "growth of the whole person" with resources that enable employees to meet professional and personal life needs.

Additional Information

The anticipated salary range for this position will be $48,000 to $54,000 per year. The final offer will be based on the candidate's experience and qualifications.

Contact Information

Danielle Upton-Pepin, Associate Director,


Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred in counseling, student development, educational administration or a related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

2-3 years related experience preferred.

Other Qualifications
Ability to facilitate groups and interact with diverse students in a positive, developmentally appropriate manner. Strong analytical thinking and written and verbal communication skills. Able to function independently while operating effectively within a team environment
Possess solid general computer skills, including ability to work in a Windows environment. Proficiency with MS Office Suite, and other programs as needed (e.g., mail merge, data base management). Familiarity with specific applications used by the University/Department a plus (such as Jenzabar and Maxient). Excellent oral and written skills and ability to communicate comfortably with students, colleagues, and external constituents. Demonstrated ability to handle complex and multiple tasks in a professional and efficient manner
Exhibits a high level of professionalism, leadership, creative problem solving, diplomacy, and the ability to manage complex projects with minimal supervision
Professional, courteous demeanor and appearance; ability to engage positively and work professionally with students, faculty, staff and administration and represent the University professionally to the public
Cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or employee population
Commitment to the mission of the University of Saint Joseph
Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation