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Assistant Director, Graduate Academic Advising

Bentley University
Waltham, MA 02452
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Job Description Summary
The Graduate Academic Services and Engagement office is committed to working with students throughout their academic career to help them attain goals that they have set for themselves. The office also provides support for graduate student engagement by working with the Graduate Student Government Association, student organizations, Orientation and other programming specifically for graduate students.

The Assistant Director, Graduate Academic Advising position focuses on supporting and retaining graduate students who are academically at risk. Academic advisors provide a safe, non-judgmental, and comfortable advising atmosphere where students are encouraged to grow intellectually and personally. The Assistant Director, Graduate Academic Advising works with students who have received academic sanctions and/or experience an interruption in their studies. This staff member coordinates tutoring for graduate students including hiring and supervising graduate tutors. The position develops programming in areas such as time management, understanding academic integrity and study skills for graduate students.

Essential Duties

  • Under the direction of the Director of Graduate Academic Services, provide in-depth academic counseling and advising to Bentley graduate students with a focus on supporting students experiencing academic difficulty including follow-up on academic sanctions and reviewing progress reports.
  • Maintain accurate records of all advising sessions.
  • Continuously acquire in-depth knowledge in all areas of the graduate curriculum, institutional policies, and formal processes as well as areas of academic advising.
  • Must demonstrate an understanding of current educational and developmental challenges for graduate students including, international students, students from underrepresented populations and students returning to education after a long hiatus.
  • Collaborate with the Academic Learning Labs and Centers, Undergraduate Academic Support staff, Disability Services and the Center for International Students and Scholars.

Other Duties

  • Participate in campus events such as Admitted Student Day, Graduate Programs Open House, Discover Bentley, and Graduate Orientation.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree (preferably in higher education, student affairs, counseling or social work) plus 3 to 5 years of relevant experience is required.
  • Strong interpersonal communication (oral and written) and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and set priorities while working both independently and as part of a team.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment of constant change and variety.
  • Strong attention to detail and knowledge of the university curriculum is required.
  • An aptitude for technology and ability to learn new technology is essential for the position.Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365. Knowledge of various higher education technology such as, Workday (Student), EAB Navigate or other student information and advising systemspreferred
  • Experience and commitment to working with a diverse student population.
  • Experience with social, digital and print media also preferred

Work Environment

  • Position hours require the advisor to work 9:30 - 5:30 three to five days per week in order to provide services to graduate students who mainly attend classes in the evening.
  • Occasional evening and weekend work is required
  • Requires some long periods of sitting or standing and use of computer within a typical office setting

Bentley University requires references checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.


Bentley University strives to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.


Posted: 2023-03-06 Expires: 2023-04-06

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