Job Description Template: Academic Advisor

How to Use This Template: Expertly craft a post for the open Academic Advisor position at your organization using this BambooHR job description template as a guide. Simply work with your hiring managers to customize each section to fit your company’s vision for this role.

Academic Advisor Job Description

Full-Time | Remote/Hybrid/Onsite | Location

$37,000 - $61,000 (Suggested salary range for this role per Payscale)

Why [Company]?

Introduce your organization in 3–5 sentences. This introduction perfectly explains what you do and why your company is a great workplace! For example, here's our bio:

Our simple mission is to set people free to do meaningful work. People love our software—and it turns out that people love working here, too. BambooHR earned the title of "Best Company to Work For," and we're proud of our team for creating software that impacts the lives of HR pros and employees worldwide.

About Your Role

Give a general overview of what this person will do at your company. For example:

Our Academic Advisors work with a small caseload of students to help with academic planning, registration, and post-graduation plans. As a part of our team, you’ll monitor each student’s academic progress and standing, while troubleshooting academic problems and advising about school policies and procedures.

What You'll Do

List specific job responsibilities. For example:

  • Advise students on academic opportunities, requirements, policies, and procedures
  • Provide early intervention services to students identified as needing further assistance
  • Educate students about the graduation process and applicable deadlines
  • Create and maintain accurate academic records using degree planning software and our student information system (SIS)
  • Document student meetings and notes in the student information database
  • View and manage early warning flags through student and faculty outreach
  • Create academic success plans with students on academic probation
  • Collaborate with colleagues in other departments and positions, such as educators and administrators
  • Provide students and families with information related to career planning and additional educational opportunities
  • Effectively manage a caseload of students, including those from underserved communities
  • Coordinate and lead events and workshops for students
  • Recommend appropriate courses based on student interests and academic goals

What You'll Need to Get the Job Done

List what a qualified candidate needs to do the job effectively. For example:

  • Master’s degree in education, counseling, or a related field
  • Three years of experience in education, school counseling, or a related field
  • Proven interpersonal and public speaking skills
  • English fluency
  • Microsoft Office Suite proficiency
  • Knowledge of SIS and degree audit software

What Will Make Us Really Love You

List the soft skills or "nice-to-haves" that will help your candidate be successful. For example:

  • Student development theory experience
  • Passion for working with a large student population
  • Excellent collaboration skills
  • Ability to cultivate trust and credibility to build effective relationships

What You'll Love About Us

Describe your company's benefits, culture, work environment, and anything else that makes your organization stand out. For example:

Our company's mission and values are rooted in integrity and guide every aspect of our organization, from how we serve our community to how we interact as a team. As we've grown throughout the years, our employees remain at the heart of our success. To show our appreciation, we offer a generous compensation package that includes the following:

  • Retirement: 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Healthcare: Medical, dental, vision, and mental wellness coverage
  • Life insurance: Group life insurance through our partner
  • Charitable giving: Donation matching to a charity of your choice
  • Time off: Flexible PTO policy with floating holidays
  • Career development: Professional development reimbursement program
  • Family care: Parental leave for all new parents

More About Our Company

Add your equal employment opportunity (EEO) statement, a note about required background checks, and other things a candidate may want to know before applying.

We're committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all candidates, without discrimination based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Following the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new hires must verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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