Job Positions

Undergraduate Academic Advisor, 514877

Categories: Northeast Region 1


College of Nursing & Health Sciences


University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Date Posted:

Aug 4 2022 10:57AM

Close Date:

Oct 4 2022

Position Description

The Undergraduate Academic Advisor supports ongoing retention and student success initiatives and adheres to campus-wide advising standards, policies, and practices for academic advising at UMass Dartmouth. They will also advise students on the development of their educational plan and makes appropriate referrals to assist students in evaluation of their educational progress. The Advisor provides students with information and advice concerning University Studies, college requirements, and major program requirements; collaborates with Student Affairs to provide integration with career advising; and follows protocols for students placed on academic sanctions. Furthermore, the person hired will assist with the ongoing assessment and improvement of academic advising; follow the University's best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention; and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and the timely graduation of all students. The Undergraduate Academic Advisor works collaboratively with other advisors, represents CNHS on committees, at recruiting and student events, serves on planning committees for advising and registration days, and serves as a contributing member of efforts that advance equity, inclusion and diversity at the college.


Assist the college on issues pertaining to student recruitment, enrollment, academic standards, and orientation. Meet regularly with students on academic deficiencies (warning, probation, dismissal, and reinstated) to develop strategies for academic success. Counsel students in the college individually and conduct general advising sessions. Assist with the outreach process for term active, non-enrolled students. Explain program requirements to enrolled and prospective students. Utilize the University-adopted platform for advising, including documenting interactions, outreach, and campaign activities. Consult on issues pertaining to transfer course equivalencies for current and potential students. Develop and update student academic plans as necessary. Consult with department chairpersons and faculty on general and specific advising issues. Serve as the Dean's designee on Financial Aid SAP paperwork. Assist new CNHS students, both freshmen and transfers, at orientation and registration days. Support recruitment activities at the college level. Collaborate with first-year course instructors in order to enhance first-year student success. Attend professional seminars, workshops, and conferences on academic advisement in higher education. Other tasks as assigned.

Application Process

Apply online at Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for at least two professional references.

Institution Information

At the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, we are committed to serving students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. We are seeking applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits a diverse student population brings to a university. The successful advisor will be an equity-minded individual committed to student success who collaborates with other members of the UMass Dartmouth community who are also dedicated to closing equity gaps.

Additional Information

UMass Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant, public research university dedicated to engaged learning and innovative research resulting in personal and lifelong student success. UMass Dartmouth values excellence, diversity, transparency, student-centeredness, accountability, innovation, engagement, collaboration, collegiality and safety.

Contact Information

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Required Qualifications


Bachelor's Degree. Demonstrated (over three years) experience advising undergraduate students.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated academic advising experience; experience with student information systems and reporting systems