Academic Advisor

  • Freelance
  • Anywhere
  • Freelance
  • Anywhere

Academic Advisor

Job Summary

Purdue is currently seeking an Academic Advisor, whose primary advising area will be for students in the College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS). 

Academic Advisors 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.


  • Master’s degree in higher education or related field.
  • One year of student advising, recruitment, or other student-facing experience
  • 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.


  • Master’s degree in Student Services, Counseling, Higher Education Administration, or field related to the majors advised.
  • Knowledge of undergraduate student development and recruitment. 
  • Knowledge of programs and majors at Purdue University. 
  • Knowledge of field related to majors advised.

Additional Information:  

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  • 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