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Requisition ID:  11382

Honors Advisor

Job Summary

At this time, this position is actively recruiting and accepting applications.

As Honors Advisor, you will provide supplemental advising about the Honors College curriculum to current and prospective Honors College students. You will have the opportunity to meet with a cohort of Honors College students for mandatory supplemental advising about the Honors College curriculum.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Advising caseload will be approximately 500 students
  • Respond to emails and phone calls from students and their family members, faculty, and university staff. Assess when a situation calls for more follow-up
  • Communicate and educate about students' responsibility for their own academic and professional success
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated commitment to student success, diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Build and maintain contacts with other College/Department advising units
  • Communicate with students regarding curricular and co-curricular opportunities, including Study Abroad, Scholarships, Leadership Development, etc.  


  • Master's degree
  • One year of relevant work experience 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of key issues related to recruiting and advising highly motivated, high-achieving undergraduates
  • Must be able to collaborate with faculty, staff students and parents
  • Basic skills in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work independently with guidance from a supervisor in a team-oriented environment


  • Advising undergraduates
  • Experience working in an honors program or college
  • Experience working with related student-centered areas (e.g., leadership, study abroad, research, teaching, etc.)
  • Experience in academic program development
  • Knowledge of academic advising
  • Knowledge of programs and majors at Purdue University

Additional Information: 

  • Purdue 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 EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply