Academic Advisor - 498211-2453

at BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY in Boise, Idaho, United States

Job Description

About Us:
Boise State University is located along the banks of the Boise River and a short stroll from the state capitol. We are committed to an innovative, transformative, and equitable educational environment that supports student success, and advances Idaho and the world.

Boise State is building an inclusive community of faculty and staff whose unique skills, cultural contributions, work history, and perspectives create a rich and rewarding academic experience for our students. Applications from individuals of all backgrounds and identities are welcomed.

Learn more about Boise State and living in Idaho's Treasure Valley at
Job Summary/Basic Function:
Provide in-depth, specialized, and/or comprehensive advising to faculty and students regarding class choices, curriculum options, majors, departmental and University policies and procedures, and other academic needs.
Level Scope:
Fully competent and productive professional contributor who applies acquired job skills, policies, and procedures to complete substantive assignments/projects/tasks of moderate scope and complexity. Works independently with general supervision; exercises judgment within defined guidelines and practices to determine appropriate action. May provide guidance and assistance to entry level professionals and/or support employees.
Essential Functions:
60% of the time the Academic Advisor will:
  • Maintain positive connections with faculty and staff in focus area to facilitate student connections.
  • Coordinate communication of information related to important dates, deadlines and procedures to advisees.
  • Monitors student progress and suggests and implements corrective actions with students encounter academic difficulties. Meets with students with academic probation suspension or academic misconduct issues.
  • Keeps current on university and college policies and procedures, and rules and regulations to assist students in meeting academic requirements.
  • Acts as a source of information for prospective students, and actively recruits students through participation in various university and college sponsored orientations and events.
35% of the time the Academic Advisor will:
  • Participate in the development and implementation of student development workshops.
  • Participate in collaboration with other departments on and off campus.
  • Participate in recruitment and retention strategies for college and university.
5% of the time the Academic Advisor will:
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • The ability to effectively communicate information and ideas.
  • Ability to develop specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize and accomplish the tasks at hand.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of institutional policies.
  • Good knowledge of: discussing career and educational goals with students; identifying student strengths and weaknesses.
  • Experience: in student counseling, development, education or related field.
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree and 2 years of professional experience or equivalent relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree
  • 4 years of professional experience or equivalent relevant experience.
Salary and Benefit s:
Salary range starting at $47,195.20 annually, commensurate with experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at
Required Application Materials:
Resume, Cover Letter

Advertised: March 14, 2024 Mountain Daylight Time
Applications close: April 1, 2024 11:55 PM Mountain Daylight Time
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Job Posting: 2180905

Posted On: Apr 03, 2024

Updated On: Apr 04, 2024

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