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Academic Advisor job description

An Academic Advisor is a professional who helps students achieve their educational goals.

Use this Academic Advisor job description to advertise your vacancies and find qualified candidates. Feel free to modify responsibilities and requirements based on your needs.

Academic Advisor responsibilities include:

  • Discussing career and educational goals with students
  • Aiding in the course selection process to ensure progress toward student goals
  • Displaying an interest in student development

Job brief

We are looking for an Academic Advisor to join our team and help students progress through their academic journey. 

An Academic Advisor’s responsibilities include overseeing new student orientation, helping students choose classes, and helping students determine their strengths. 

Ultimately, you will work directly with students to help them understand their educational options and help guide them throughout their academic careers.


  • Identifying student strengths and weaknesses
  • Maintaining updated reports on student progress
  • Intervening if behavioral or academic abnormalities occur
  • Connecting students with resources, such as counselors or tutors
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of institutional policies

Requirements and skills

  • Proven work experience as an Academic Advisor or similar role
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to maintain accurate and updated records concerning student performance
  • Understanding of institutional policies, procedures, and resources
  • A desire to help students in their academic journey, from enrollment to graduation
  • Relevant training and/or certifications as an Academic Advisor

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