Academic Advisor

Boston College
  • Location
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 07

Position description

The Academic Advisor supports the efforts of the Woods College Academic Advising Team by working with undergraduate students in the BA and Professional Studies Certificate programs. The Academic Advisor reinforces student success by a) assisting advisees in selecting their degree and certificate programs, b) advising students regarding program completion requirements and developing a plan toward this end, c) processing transfer credits, d) explaining and implementing academic policies, e) providing general student services information, and f) connecting students to appropriate career counseling and support services.

The Academic Advisor will take the lead in maintaining student tracking infrastructure. This involves creating and maintaining digital programs of study for degree seeking students, maintaining a database indicating student specializations and other pertinent information, and coordinating with Student
Services to maintain up-to-date information in Boston College’s student tracking system (UIS). The Academic Advisor works closely with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to manage student related issues and promote student success.

The Academic Advisor will serve as a member of Admissions Committee and he/she will review applications and process and review all acceptance and rejection letters.

The Academic Advisor will also function as a recruitment officer and work closely with the Associate Dean for Enrollment Management. Recruitment duties involve attendance at and organization of Open Houses, Online Information Sessions and college fairs, meetings with guidance counselors and industry partners, and frequent meetings with prospective students. Recruitment efforts also include tracking student inquiries and maintaining ongoing contact with prospective students and matriculating students, helping to move them through the enrollment funnel. The individual develops and maintains an undergraduate recruiting calendar and is responsible for meeting enrollment goals and admissions objectives for undergraduate programs. The position also assists with orientation sessions for newly accepted students.

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $55,600 to $69,500; salary commensurate with relevant experience.


Master's degree in psychology, counseling, student development, business, education, global affairs, international affairs, or related field required.

Fluency in Spanish and/or Mandarin desired.

Experience working with adult learners in undergraduate and graduate degree programs, online learning environments, and degree completion programs preferred.

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