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Requisition Number: 0G78360037

The mission of Goodwin University is to educate a diverse student population in a dynamic
environment that aligns education, commerce, and community. Our innovative programs of study prepare students for professional careers while
promoting lifelong learning and civic responsibility. As a nurturing university community, we challenge students, faculty, staff, and
administration to fully realize their highest academic, professional, and personal potential.

Position Description

The School of Applied Liberal Arts and Social Sciences seeks candidates for an Academic Advisor. The
successful candidate will work with the Director of Academic Advising, program directors, and faculty to support students pursuing degrees
in fields such as nursing, public health, and health sciences. This is a 12-month full-time position.

Essential Job
Functions/Primary Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Director of Academic Advising, the successful candidate

  • Advise students in planning an academic program as it relates to their education and career goals
  • Communicate
    with students in-person, by phone, in writing, or via other means (e.g., text, video)
  • Interpret academic policies and monitor
    students’ progress and compliance with scholastic standards, plans of study, and course and graduation requirements
  • Counsel
    students and troubleshoot problems that interfere with students’ academic progress and work effectively to resolve them
  • Make
    referrals to student support services as appropriate
  • Manage web-based applications related to student records, electronic
    portfolios, and data collection needed for school and program performance reports
  • Compile student data and prepare reports
  • Participate in all school-level activities and fulfill related responsibilities in the department or college as determined by the
    Director of Academic Advising
  • Conduct all work in a safe manner and all work safety practices are followed

Other Functions:

  • Performs other related work as directed by the Director of Academic Advising or as
    situations dictate
  • Continues professional learning
  • Stays current with trends in advising
  • Assists other department
    staff as needed in support of effective team functioning

Knowledge, Ability and Skill:

successful candidate must have demonstrated ability to:

  • Demonstrated commitment to developing and fostering best practices and
    policies to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, and build an environment in which all members of the University community are treated
    with respect and dignity.
  • Foster positive advisor-student relationships
  • Maintain the highest levels of confidentiality and
    ethical conduct
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Perform administrative functions
  • Prioritize
    tasks, anticipate needs, and meet frequently occurring deadlines
  • Work independently and complete projects on time
  • Participate and contribute effective team functioning


Minimum Required

The successful candidate must have:

  • A master’s degree in higher education, student services,
    or counseling
  • At least two years of professional experience in higher education advising or counseling or providing academic
    supports to students
  • Member of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) preferred


  • Valid license & insured vehicle

Physical and Mental Requirements:

Work Environment None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over

Outdoor Weather Conditions X
Work with fumes or airborne particles X
Work near moving mechanical parts X
of electrical shock X
Vibration X

Physical Activity None Under 1/3
1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3
Standing X
Walking X
Sitting X
Talking & Hearing X
hands/fingers to handle/feel X
Climbing or balancing X
Bending, pulling, pushing X
Driving X

None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3
Up to 10
pounds X
Up to 25 pounds X
Up to 50 pounds X
Up to 75 pounds X
Up to 100 pounds X
Over 100 pounds X


_X_Close vision (i.e. clear vision at 20 inches or less)

___ Distance vision (i.e. clear
vision at 20 feet or more)

___ Color vision (i.e. ability to identify and distinguish colors)

___ Peripheral vision (i.e.
ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or

left and right while the eyes are fixed on a given point)

___ Depth
perception (i.e. three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and

spatial relationships)

___ No special vision

Salary Range:

  • $45-$47,000 depending on experience

Employee Benefits:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401k employer
  • Employee & dependent life insurance
  • Great tuition benefits for employee, spouse & dependents
  • PTO

(This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee. It is used as a
guide for personnel actions and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)


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