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Academic & Career Advisor

Job Description

Operating Title

Academic & Career Advisor

Long Classification Title

Academic/Career Counselor

Campus Location



PSU Center for Student Success

Summary of Position

Plymouth State University (PSU) is accepting applications for an Academic and Career Advisor. The position will advise a caseload of incoming first-year students. They will work closely with these students on major, minor, and career exploration. This position will also help ensure students are in the right classes, support their transition to PSU, and assist those who are having academic difficulties. There will be frequent communication with parents, students, faculty, and staff . The Academic & Career Advising Center seeks a motivated, compassionate, adaptable, and visionary candidate with strong relationship-building skills to provide high-impact and scalable services to aid in student success and retention efforts.

Acceptable minimum level of education


Acceptable minimum years of experience

2 years

Additional Job Information

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online:

  • Letter of application addressing the responsibilities of the position
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three (3) professional references

Applications reviewed by May 26, 2023 will receive priority review.

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Other minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred with a minimum of two years of experience in student advising, higher education, human resources, program administration or related field.
  • Experience coaching and advising students.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Public speaking experience.
  • Career development knowledge and skills.
  • Program/workshop development and facilitation experience.
  • Proficiency with various technology platforms including Microsoft Office Suite, student database software and other educational technology tools.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in college/university academic advising or career development office.
  • Experience developing and implementing programming for students.
  • Evidence of an innovative and research-based mindset.
  • A strong understanding of student development, specifically in the first year of college.

Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

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Percent Time Information (FTE)




EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status.

Institution Information

Plymouth State University offers high-quality baccalaureate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs. Through research and innovative community partnerships, the University contributes to the economic, social, cultural, and environmental development of the North Country and Lakes Region of New Hampshire and beyond.

Plymouth State University (PSU) is transforming the campus to create a first-of-its-kind university holistically organized around integrated clusters. Our goal is to provide a dynamic interdisciplinary and innovative learning environment. Students, faculty, staff, and community will connect to solve real-world challenges that will benefit people and organizations at all levels. We are a residential and comprehensive university with a warm and engaged learning community focused on teaching excellence and regional engagement. The University is located in the heart of the Lakes Region and White Mountains of New Hampshire and serves approximately 4,300 undergraduate and more than 2,000 graduate students.

Our Integrated Cluster Learning Model amplifies the educational experience and strengthens the institution’s legacy of interdisciplinary study and applied experiential learning. PSU students will work in teams with faculty and partners within 7 Integrated Clusters of degree programs: Exploration and Discovery; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Arts and Technologies; Health and Human Enrichment; Justice and Security; Education, Democracy and Social Change; and Tourism, Environment and Sustainable Development. Now is an exciting time to join Plymouth State and help shape our new kind of university and ultimately tomorrow’s leaders.

Surrounded by lakes and mountains, PSU’s 170-acre campus provides students with an outstanding natural laboratory for learning and an ideal setting for outdoor recreation. PSU has consistently earned national recognition for its commitment to community service, environmental sustainability, academic excellence, and employee wellness.

Posting Date


Open Until Filled


Posting Open to Internal Candidates Only?


Interested Internal Candidates Exist?


Job Category

Salaried Staff (Exempt)

Appointment Type


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Academic Advising for a Caseload of First-year and Sophomore Students: The advisor ensures that students are in the right classes, are adjusting to campus, assists with majors, minors, and career exploration, and provides the necessary tools and guidance to start their academic and personal journey off successfully.


Probation Support Advising:Assist us in our continued efforts of meeting with students on academic probation and helping them create plans to increase their GPA’s and improve their academic performance. This includes meeting with the student either weekly or bi-weekly, making sure they’re retaking any courses they may have failed, and helping them create goals to get back on track.


Career Advising: Work with students on Career Development efforts including, but not limited to job search assistance, internship advising, and career and major exploration advising.


Degree Auditing/Planning:Assist in creating four-year-plans for students and helping them map out the courses needed to graduate within four years


Event Programming: Help create and deliver programming for our students.


Special projects
Assist in ongoing projects and support for the Academic and Career Advising Center team members.

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