Academic Advisor I, School of Nursing

at University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Academic Advisor I, School of Nursing

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Work type: Staff

Location: Newark

Categories: Administrative Support, Student Affairs & Services, Full Time


CONTEXT OF THE JOB:Under general direction, the Academic Advisor is responsible for academic advisement, interviewing students regarding information, procedures and academic requirements of a specific program or major. The Academic Advisor assists students in exploring careers, evaluating academic abilities, and setting goals. The Academic Advisor prepares advising materials such as student information, advising guides and recruitment materials. The Academic Advisor presents academic information to orientation groups and potential students and parents.


+ Assess the student stage of development (academic, career, and personal) and promotes student growth by determining suitable developmental tasks; assists student in establishing realistic and attainable academic and career goals.

+ Advise students on academic, career and personal issues; identify educational and career options appropriate for each student and assist with the analysis of each option, including possible outcomes and their implications; if needed, refer student to counseling services; set up an action plan for the student to explore alternative careers and related majors.

+ Identify options for student to satisfy degree requirements; evaluate and make recommendations on petitions and amendments and assist student in completing program of study.

+ Monitor academic progress of students; analyze progress reports from instructors; determine eligibility and satisfactory progress toward degree; identify current and potential needs or problem areas (e.g., study skills, tutoring) and refer students to appropriate campus resources for assistance; communicate findings to coaches and administrators.

+ Maintain student files and records; document all pertinent student information; update computerized information system regarding changes to student status.

+ Interpret and explain college and university policies and procedures; participate in preparation of orientations and present academic information to new students and parents during orientation.

+ Check various forms for accuracy such as grade checks, overload petitions, curriculum changes; assist students in their completion.

+ Identify options for student to satisfy specific degree requirements; evaluate and make recommendations on petitions and adjustments to student program of study.

+ Evaluate transfer transcripts from other academic institutions for equivalencies and application to degree program.

+ Assist in recruitment of potential students by advising them of general academic requirements of a specific college; describe courses; disseminate information regarding registration procedures; prepare recruitment packets.

+ Gather and/or calculate necessary information such as GPA or enrollment statistics; prepare various reports as requested.

+ Assist students with admission and registration; provide guidance in course selection in keeping with the student interests, values and abilities.

+ Responsible for managing student programs, such as learning communities and honor programs.

+ Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


+ Bachelor’s degree in Education, Counseling or related field and two years of experience in academic advising, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

+ Ability to grasp, retain and disseminate an extensive, varied and dynamic body of information.

+ Ability to exercise sound judgment and employ decision making skills.

+ Ability to evaluate student transcripts and/or records.

+ Ability to communicate to students curricular and graduation requirements.

+ Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.

+ Ability to analyze, interpret and effectively present to groups.

+ Effective leadership, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.

+ Strong writing skills.

+ Ability to work productively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

+ Proficiency with PowerPoint, Excel, and Word preferred.

+ Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures and backgrounds.

+ Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value.


+ Will occasionally be required to work evenings and weekends.

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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Job Posting: JC193563402

Posted On: Sep 30, 2021

Updated On: Dec 02, 2021