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Academic Advisor II

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College / VP Area: College of Health Sciences
Work type: Staff
Location: Newark/Hybrid
Categories: Academic Administration, Full Time



The department of Behavioral Health & Nutrition (BHAN) provides academic services for the more than 750 undergraduate students. BHAN offers five undergraduate majors, six minors, nine graduate programs, two graduate certificate programs, and a rich array of classroom, research, laboratory, real-world clinical, service, and experiential learning opportunities. Under general direction of the Associate Dean, the Academic Advisor II will be responsible for the academic advisement of current BHAN junior and senior students as well as development of program marketing and recruitment plans for the undergraduate majors within the department. In addition, they work closely with the Office of Undergraduate Student Services (USS), who provide academic services for all students in the College of Health Sciences.


  • Provide advisement services to junior and senior Behavioral Health & Nutrition undergraduate students. Advisement services include guiding students to formulate educational goals and to make appropriate educational decisions to reach their goals. Provide course recommendations to students using departmental four-year plans, the undergraduate catalog, and other academic-related resources as a guide facilitating timely degree completion, student success, and UD's Finish in Four initiative.
  • Monitor the progress of assigned student populations and conduct outreach about advisement, especially to those in special academic circumstances, to improve graduation and retention rates.
  • Utilize the Blue Hen Success Collaborative (BHSC) retention platform to note advisement interactions, schedule advisement appointments, conduct targeted advising campaigns, and conduct proactive, targeted outreach to specific student populations.¿ Coordinate and participate in recruitment and pre-admission activities.
  • Maintain regular contact with USS for the purpose of sharing updated academic information and coordinate academic advisement with the USS Advisors for a smooth advisement transition in junior year.
  • Interpret policy, explain GPA and academic standing, review transfer credits, and provide guidance on majors, minors, and other related academic matters.
  • Audit degree program requirements for individual students and assist with assist with degree checkout and degree certification.
  • Disseminate accurate and up-to-date academic information and policies to students, faculty, and others.
  • Provide information and referrals to the Office of Academic Enrichment for students seeking assistance due to academic concerns.; ensure OAE is aware of the tutoring needs of BHAN majors.
  • Provide support and referral services to students, working with offices such as the Office of the Dean of Students, the Office of Student Conduct, the Center for Counseling and Student Development, Career Services, Admissions, and Residence Life & Housing.
  • Assist in the development and coordination of a variety of programs and workshops for students, families, and faculty.
  • Attend and assist with the Convocations, Honors Days, Top Student Luncheon, and other undergraduate events as needed.
  • Perform miscellaneous advisement-related job duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree with three years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Degree in student personnel, college counseling or a related field preferred.
  • Experience in academic advising.
  • Special Requirements:· Will occasionally be required to work evenings and weekends.

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