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Categories: South Central Region 7


College of Arts & Sciences


Washington University St. Louis

Date Posted:

Jan 18 2023 8:58AM

Close Date:

March 18, 2023

Position Description

The academic advisor will contribute to the four-year academic advising program and support the Academic Administration and Policy functional area. The academic advisor also assists in the execution of programs and events that enhance the academic mission of the College of Arts & Sciences and guide students from first year through graduation.


Serve as a four-year academic advisor for approximately 45 undergraduate students in each class. Provide academic advising to support student retention and graduation initiatives. Interpret and explain university policies, procedures, and curriculum to students, faculty, staff, and administration. Identify and help resolve obstacles impeding the academic success of students. Analyze students’ academic and personal issues or concerns and provide referral or intervention services. Support students in developing a required academic plan to meet graduation requirements. Coordinate mentoring or specific programming for students within various academic programs. Guide students through college and university level administrative processes. Liaise with Arts & Sciences departments and programs to ensure a holistic student academic experience. Work with campus partners to ensure holistic support and tracking of student progress. Maintain appropriate student records and documents student interactions. Contribute to training or mentoring student assistants, peer advisors, or newly hired academic advisors. Serve as an academic advisor across areas of the College Office. Support cross-functional academic advising for progress counseling, pre-professional development (pre-health, pre-grad, pre-law), fellowships and scholarships, and post-baccalaureate premedical advisor. Assist in the coordination and execution of assigned program(s). In partnership with Sr. Assistant Dean for Academic Administration and Policy, coordinate and support A&S Special Majors Program. Assist in the support, execution, and maintenance of assigned projects at the direction of the Sr. Assistant Dean for Academic Administration and Policy. Support the college’s curriculum committee by collaborating with campus stakeholders and assisting with follow-up. Execute daily advising and programmatic tasks under the guidance of Sr. Assistant dean. Support the design of programs, goals, outcomes and processes of functional area programs, including development and implementation of annual assessments and program evaluations. Perform other duties as assigned. Support the College Office with additional programming and mission critical priorities. Perform other duties as assigned.

Application Process

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Institution Information

Washington University in St. Louis

Additional Information

Review of applications will begin February 6th and continue until position is filled

Contact Information

Dr. Leah Frierson Director of Student Academic Affairs, Associate Dean of Advising


Required Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree with three years of related work experience or a Master's degree with one year of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree. Knowledge of liberal arts curricula and of concepts, practices, and procedures related to undergraduate education. Previous experience advising students in an educational or academic setting. A strong commitment to cultivating relationships with students in the context of a learning environment and to delivering excellence in student academic affairs. Proven interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal. Audiences should include students, faculty, staff, and stakeholders. Sound judgement, high level of maturity, and a mindset for equity and fairness, with a proven ability to handle confidential information responsibly in sensitive situations involving students. Ability to thrive in a position that requires independent judgement and to step in as a reliable team member on various collaborative projects as needed. High degree of detail-orientation with the ability to see how details fit into and impact the larger whole. High degree of self-motivation, organization, accuracy, and productivity with an ability to manage time, meet deadlines, and follow through on projects in a timely manner with varying degrees of pressure. Ability to project genuineness and warmth as a service-oriented communicator.