Job Positions

Lead Academic Advisor / #8033

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences


Purdue University-Main Campus

Date Posted:

Nov 13 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

Open Until Filled

Position Description

The Lead Academic Advisor will support the College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) with primary advising responsibilities for the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. Responsibilities include academic advising for current students, meeting with prospective students and their families, and supervising other academic advisors. Additional college-wide academic responsibilities include researching best practices, assisting with training current and new academic advisors; serving on committees; and administrative work.


Serve as Lead Academic Advisor. Duties will include academic advising, meeting with prospective students and their families, and serving as departmental liaison. Person will also supervise other academic advisors.

Application Process

Apply for the Lead Academic Advisor (#8033) position on the Purdue University Careers page: Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter.

Institution Information

Founded in 1869, Purdue University is a public research and land-grant university located in West Lafayette, Indiana, approximately one hour north of Indianapolis and two hours south of Chicago. For more information, visit

Additional Information

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Contact Information

Shane Hawkins-Wilding


Required Qualifications

*Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel, or related field
*Four (4) years of experience with academic advising, student services, student affairs, or counseling
*Experience with academic advising
*Excellent oral, verbal, and written communication skills
*Experience supervising professional employees
*Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to influence and build working relationships among a diverse workforce at all levels
*Excellent organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail
*Ability to effectively collaborate with faculty, staff, students, and parents
*Demonstrated ability to interpret and administer academic policy
*Ability to facilitate training and orientation activities
*Ability to identify and determine problems, analyze information, and implement solutions
*Ability and willingness to work in a changing environment
*Possess a learning orientation to changing technology
*Capable of taking initiative, assuming responsibility and handling confidential information with discretion
*Ability to work independently and contribute to a team environment
*Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications

*Knowledge of undergraduate student recruitment
*Knowledge of programs and majors at Purdue University
*Familiarity with MyPurdue, Banner, COGNOS
*Knowledge of developmental learning theories