Requisition ID:  30221

Academic Advisor

Job Summary

The College of Health and Human Sciences is seeking an Academic Advisor to promote an inclusive environment that challenges and supports students by providing meaningful opportunities for student learning, development, and integration of curricular and co-curricular experiences. Advisors are dedicated to empowering students to be active responsible learners while guiding students to make well-informed decisions that lead to the achievement of students’ educational, career and life goals.


Create an open, respectful, and inclusive environment by utilizing an equity-minded, student-centered practice that emphasizes mutual respect, dignity, self-awareness, and authenticity. Center the student in an asset framed approach where advising differentiates educational guidance to meet students where they are and acknowledges the critical value of each student’s unique social capital. Empower students to be active responsible learners and assist them in making well-informed decisions. Guide students in course selection and the process for registering for courses. Identify campus activities, and programs opportunities related to students' major. Maintain a consistent pattern of contact and communications with assigned students. Use data to provide timely outreach to students on their academic progress and conduct audits on student’s degree progress. Assess when a student’s situation requires referral to campus resources. Maintain and ensure confidentiality of student records. Teach students about the university’s structure, systems, policies, and practices.



  • Must have an earned graduate or professional degree in a field relevant to the position.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Ability to collaborate with faculty, staff, current and prospective students, parents, and families. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to problem solve and utilize campus resources for individuals and groups. 
  • Ability and willingness to work in a changing environment. Strong proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.



  • Knowledge of undergraduate student development and recruitment. 
  • Knowledge of programs and majors at Purdue University. Knowledge of field related to majors advised.


Additional Information: 

  • Purdue University will not sponsor employment authorization for this position   
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position 
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime) 
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period 
  • Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply 
  • Benefit Statement: Purdue University offers a substantial Benefit Package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous paid time off package for sick and vacation days 

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette