Academic Advisor
Brandeis University - Waltham, MA

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Academic Services at Brandeis University is looking for an Academic Advisor. This person will advise, counsel, and monitor students, providing information and assistance to students relative to their personal, vocational and educational concerns. This person will be responsible for developing advising initiatives and academic programming specifically for students in their junior and senior years.

Examples of Key Responsibilities:

· Responsible for providing academic advising, including the assessment of student needs. Establishes and builds relationships, and monitors student progress to maintain continuity of advising relationships with students in order to meet the retention and graduation objectives of Brandeis University.

· Uses a comprehensive strategy that integrates advising in following areas: academic, financial aid, career/graduate school and personal to support students throughout their collegiate experience. Regularly corresponds with faculty about students' academic progress. May also work with parents and families to support students' academic progress. Maintains accurate records of advising sessions.

· Develops academic advising initiatives and programming for students in their junior and senior year including publicizing the service; developing collaborative relationships with faculty; and conducting evaluation.

· Coordinates outreach strategies to students who have not fulfilled university requirements, in conjunction with the Office of the University Registrar. Provide intensive advising regarding the options that are available to fulfill these requirements.


Masters degree required. 3-5 years of previous academic advising, mentoring or tutoring experience with students at the college level strongly preferred.

Must be able to work with a diverse student body in both individual and group settings, and recognize the complex needs of students. Must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to work as part of a team both within the Office of Academic Services and across University departments.

Background in assessment, programming and evaluation strongly preferred. Familiarity with PC computers and knowledge of Microsoft Suite programs.

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Closing Statement:

Brandeis University operates under an affirmative action plan and encourages minorities, women, disabled individuals, and eligible veterans to apply. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, or on the basis of any other legally protected category.

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