Academic Advisor

Posted May 4, 2022

Academic Advisor 

The Academic Advisor will be part of a team responsible for advising first-year, transfer, and undecided students. The Advisor will gain knowledge in general education and individual major curriculum, use of university advising databases, registration procedures, and university policies in order to offer a high-quality advising experience to all students. Employees must understand the mission of Catholic Higher education and be committed to the core values, mission, goals, and objectives of Holy Family University.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Advise students regarding course registration, concentration requirements, the academic impact of adding or dropping a course, and change of concentration
 Answer student questions concerning university policy and procedures through multiple functions
Engage with students throughout each semester to offer the best university resources for academic success
Utilize Advising Databases and Websites in registration and student filing
Proctor Placement Testing for Incoming First-year Students
Create strong rapport with students, faculty, and staff
Assist in developing and implementing training for Faculty Advisors
Share administrative responsibilities with advisors regarding student filing and organization


  • 1-2 years of higher education experience required.
  • A Bachelor’s degree required. 

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent skills in student advising, counseling, and presenting to groups
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, with strong initiative and follow-through. Strong orientation to detail and timely completion of work.
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks requiring a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail in a busy services office with continuous student contact.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills, including listening skills, excellent group presentation skills, and respect for the confidentiality of student advising sessions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and interact well with diverse students, faculty, and staff.
  • Ability to clearly explain and act in accordance with the terms of FERPA regulations for the protection of student records.

Qualified candidates may apply by sending a resume, a cover letter that addresses the above responsibilities and requirements. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, all applicant materials to