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Academic Advisor

Apply now Job no: 503607
Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: Bouve College of Health Sciences

About the Opportunity:

The Office of Student Services is looking for an Academic Advisor to join their team! Bouvé College of Health Sciences has over 200 faculty members, with approximately 2,000 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students. It is the leading national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences and supports the University’s mission of educating students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment and creating and translating knowledge to meet global and societal needs. Within Bouvé, the Behrakis Health Sciences Center houses a state of the art human performance and exercise laboratory with teaching and research space, including fully equipped exercise stress testing stations, metabolic carts, Lunar DEXA machine, an underwater weighing tank, Cybex and Keiser strength and power equipment, wet lab facilities for blood processing and muscle biopsies. The Arnold S. Goldstein Simulation Laboratories Suite, opened in 2013, provides a state-of-the-art simulation center for interprofessional education.

Northeastern University is on an exciting trajectory of growth and innovation. The University is a leader in inter- disciplinary research, urban engagement, experiential learning, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Northeastern University is home to 20,000 students and to the nation’s premier cooperative education program. The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in Northeastern’s international reputation for research and innovative educational programs. A heightened focus on interdisciplinary research and scholarship is driving a faculty hiring initiative at Northeastern, advancing its position amongst the nation’s top research universities. Northeastern University is situated on the Avenue of the Arts in Boston’s historic Back Bay, four blocks from the Longwood Medical Area, encompassing Harvard Medical School, Children’s Hospital Boston, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and eight blocks from the Boston Medical Center.


The academic advisor provides student-centered advising services to Bouvé College of Health Sciences students. The advisor assists students with interpreting degree audits, understanding degree requirements, planning curricular and co-curricular experiences, and making referrals to resources. The advisor interprets and communicates University and College policies and procedures and assists students with navigating processes. The advisor works collaboratively with constituents across campus to facilitate services for students. The advisor will occasionally coordinate programs and events for students and will also coordinate special projects at the discretion of the Associate Director and/or Assistant Dean.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Knowledge of advising, student development theory, and/or career development theory

• Knowledge of current market trends relevant to the array of health science programs at Bouvé College

• Knowledge of and ability to coordinate programs, develop event assessments, and utilize technology

• Strong interpersonal communication and public speaking skills

• Ability to uphold the ethical principles and practices set forth by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)

• Awareness of the needs of special populations such as underrepresented minorities, people with disabilities, and non-traditional student cohorts

• Ability to engage and teach multiple audiences in multiple forms

• Ability to demonstrate good judgment in decision-making and problem-solving




Master’s degree



Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience working in a higher education setting
• College-level teaching experience
• Experience using Navigate, Banner, SalesForce, and/or DARS
• Experience working with healthcare students


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Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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