Job Positions

Academic Counselor

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Undergraduate Programs Office, Paul College of Business and Economics


University of New Hampshire

Date Posted:

Apr 26 2021 9:41AM

Close Date:

May 10 2021

Position Description

Under the general supervision of the Director of Undergraduate Programs, advise undergraduate business students regarding academic and career planning, and to serve as a resource person on specific academic programs and policies.


- Provide advising to all PAUL undergraduate students and to non-majors interested in PAUL programs. Work with students individually and in groups to assist them with academic and career planning. Assist students in developing individual educational plans for completing degree requirements. Advise students regarding graduate school planning when appropriate. Instruct students on the processes of registration, adding/dropping of courses, petitions, change of majors, repeated course forms, intent to graduate forms, PAUL registration forms, and other policies and procedures of the Paul College and the University of New Hampshire. Advise students regarding decisions about minors, study abroad, second majors, exchange programs and dual degrees. Record conference notes in student’s file at individual meetings.
- Individually meet with students who have received warning letters from PAUL, or who have been placed on Academic Warning status for the semester. Advise these students regarding their status and its consequences to their educational plans and goals. Assist them in developing alternate plans, if needed. Advise students who have been excluded, suspended or dismissed regarding their educational options. Help students who are in academic jeopardy to develop academic plans for improvement. Refer students to appropriate UNH offices. Help Associate Dean and Assistant Director in processing all academic actions of suspension, exclusion, warning and dismissal.
- Advise students at freshmen and transfer orientation programs. Help in planning and implementation of the orientations and preparing necessary materials. Assess student needs for referral to other programs and offices on campus when needed, such as Counseling Center, SHARPP, Center for International Education, etc. Direct students to the appropriate offices, make contacts with personnel in other offices as needed. Evaluate transfer credits for new PAUL transfer students.
- Assist with special programs such as International Student Programming and at risk student programming. Represent PAUL Undergraduate Programs at committee meetings as assigned. Supervise support staff and/or work study students as assigned. Act as a resource to faculty who have questions regarding PAUL and UNH.

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Institution Information

The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

Additional Information


Contact Information

Tamara Rury


Required Qualifications

1. Master’s degree in education, counseling, or related student service area.
2. Two years of experience in academic counseling, post-secondary career planning and placement, or related experience.
3. Strong interpersonal skills and communication techniques.

Preferred Qualifications