Job Positions

Senior Academic Advisor

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Undergraduate Advising


Bryant University

Date Posted:

Oct 25 2021 8:03AM

Close Date:

Nov 30 2021

Position Description

The Senior Academic Advisor reports to the Associate Director of Undergraduate Advising and is accountable for providing academic advising services for undergraduate students. Remaining consistent with Bryant University’s mission statement that, “Bryant is a student-centered university focused on academic excellence that prepares its students to achieve their personal best in life and their chosen professions…”, academic advising provides students with an opportunity to build a relationship with their advisor for the purpose of planning their educational career; learning how to access campus resources and services available to them; and, empowering them to “claim their education”.


Academic Advising:
facilitate understanding and purpose of higher education for advisees; assist students with academic goal setting; teach students how to monitor their progress; help students develop decision making skills; make student referrals to campus resources as necessary; advise on course selection and long-term academic planning; work with students who have academic difficulties and helping them to access appropriate resources on campus; maintain close working relationships with faculty and with colleagues in Career Education, Counseling Services, the Academic Center for Excellence and the Intercultural Center to discuss issues related to the academic success of students. Advising Administration: facilitate planning for new first-year scheduling by working closely with the Registrar; coordinate advising plans for new student orientation; manage and coordinate registration workshops; oversee the review of advanced and AP credit for new students; and serve as the advising liaison to the Gateway program.

Student Initiatives:
Provide leadership for student engagement initiatives, including but not limited to focus groups, peer programs and cross campus collaborations.

Registration and Records:
assist in scheduling, preparing and presenting programs for registration and orientation for all incoming students as well as pre-registration for all continuing students; maintaining appropriate student records within the University’s database; assist in the review of final grades, and analyzing the academic parameters achieved to determine honors, probation, or dismissal status; and certifying graduates.

Transfer Credits:
assist in the approval of applications for transfer credit, including evaluating transcripts of transfer students for acceptability of courses and credits from other institutions.

Study Abroad Advising:
advise students who are interested in the opportunity to study abroad; assist students with course planning and curriculum integration for a semester or more abroad; and advise on transferability of credits for courses taken within a selected program.

Application Process

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must apply online at

Institution Information

Bryant University's distinctive multi-disciplinary curriculum integrates business with the arts and sciences, a global perspective, and a focus on character and ethics. Through this combination of scholarly rigor, expansive thinking, and meaningful practice, students gain a deep understanding of their chosen disciplines as well as the interconnectedness of nations and cultures, which prepares them to address the emerging needs of industry and society. A Bryant education conveys not just knowledge but values; develops not just technical skills but critical thinking and reasoning ability in a global context; and inspires not just competence but the qualities of character and leadership and a culture of service to others. This transformational education inspires and empowers students to truly make a difference in the world. Bryant is also dedicated to the success of our faculty and staff, and the school provides excellent benefits, training, and support so that individual talents may flourish for the benefit of its students. Bryant's academic and technological excellence and innovation foster the development of individuals so each can reach his or her personal best in life and their profession. The University is located approximately 15 minutes from Providence and one hour from Boston.

Additional Information

This is a 12 month full-time position with excellent benefits.

Contact Information

Bryant University Human Resources - Job Posting Number: STA02186


Required Qualifications

This position is best filled by an individual with a Master’s degree in a related field, and demonstrated knowledge of academic advising and student development theory. At least 5-7 years of advising experience is required. Ability to utilize computerized registration and degree audit applications is required; Excellent interpersonal and communications skills are required to effectively advise students, and interact with faculty and staff.

Preferred Qualifications

SCT Banner experience is desirable. Advising experience with one of more of the following student populations preferred: first year students, international students, honors program students, learning disabled students or students in academic difficulty. Experience interpreting and administering academic policies is preferred.