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Health Programs Academic Advisor

Health Programs Academic Advisor

Position Summary

Belmont Abbey College seeks an energetic academic advisor for student success in the new nursing department and other health programs.

Job Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will be competent in critical-thinking skills, time management, prioritization, written and verbal communication, and people skills. The academic advisor is responsible for an advising load that will become large over time as the new programs are implemented and grow. This position supports the Director of Nursing and Program Chair with inquiries from potential students and institutional effectiveness, such as tracking student enrollment, attrition, and completion. The academic advisor participates in student engagement activities. 


The ideal candidate will have a Master Degree in College Student Development, Education, Counseling, or equivalent and a minimum of 3 years of experience working in a college/university setting providing advising, admissions, and/or academic assistance services to students. Specific knowledge of nursing programs and careers is most desirable. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. The position requires knowledge of student information systems (e.g. Ellucian PowerCampus, Banner, Canvas, etc.) and Microsoft Office programs. The work environment is a general office setting which requires no strenuous physical demands. The work schedule requires occasional evening and weekend attendance at various college functions.

Additional Information

In addition, candidates must wholeheartedly embrace the mission of the College to educate students in the liberal arts and sciences so that in all things God may be glorified. The incumbent will consistently demonstrate skills, attitudes, and stable disposition of character to support our Catholic and Benedictine identity while fostering the development of mind, body, and spirit in our students, our staff and the greater community. Finally, candidates must have a sincere appreciation and acceptance of our Catholic approach to education and an understanding of Pope Saint John Paul II’s Ex Corde Ecclesiae.