Academic Advisor, Senior

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Work type: Non-Classified/Professional
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Academic Programs, Honors College, Senior-Level

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.
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Job Summary/Basic Function:

Provide in-depth, specialized, and/or comprehensive advising to students regarding class choices, Honors curriculum options, majors, Honors College and University policies and procedures, and other academic needs.

Department Overview:

More than 1000 students representing every department on campus participate in the Honors College at Boise State. These students are ambitious, hard-working and fully engaged in their education. Graduates from the program go on to receive national scholarships, land in top graduate schools around the world and begin exciting new careers.

Level Scope:

Recognized subject matter expert who knows how to apply theory and put it into practice with in-depth understanding of the professional field with limited oversight from managers. Independently performs the full range of responsibilities within the function; requires deep job knowledge of area typically obtained through higher education combined with experience. Manages large projects or processes and problems faced are difficult and often complex; analyzes problems/issues of diverse scope and determines solutions. May manage programs that include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources; functions with a high degree of autonomy. Influences others regarding policies, practices and procedures.

Essential Functions:

60% of the time the Academic Advisor, Senior will:

  • Reply to student questions related to Honors curriculum and advise students in matters related to Honors curriculum and their majors.
  • 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.

35% of the time the Academic Advisor, Senior will:

  • Conduct graduation checks and approve students for graduation from the Honors College.
  • Work with the associate dean to process and approve substitution requests.
  • Maintain data related to retention and graduation numbers.
  • Represent the Honors College at summer orientations or other campus-wide events.
  • Attend Honors-specific events that relate to student success.
  • On occasion, train other academic advisors or peer advisors.

5% of the time the Academic Advisor, Senior will:

  • Perform other duties as assigned. 
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, administrators as well as external agencies/groups and the public.
  • Demonstrated experience with outreach, promotion, and/or public relations activities.
  • Experience multitasking, balancing and prioritizing the competing demands of overlapping application timelines.
  • Good knowledge of: written, verbal, and presentation skills; university policies.
  • Experience: advising and mentoring university students for high impact educational experiences; awareness of the unique challenges facing high achieving students.
Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s or Advanced Degree and 5 years of professional experience or equivalent relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Honors College or Honors Programs; familiarity with university curriculum.
Salary and Benefits:

Salary starts at $58,000 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; and contact information for three professional references



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