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Part-Time Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Date: Nov 18, 2022

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University

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At American University we value open and honest inquiry, servant leadership, and the affirmation of the human dignity of all. We envision a thriving AU community where individuals of all identities and experiences are understood, appreciated, and fully included, and where equitable treatment, opportunities, and outcomes prevail. 


Our diverse community of students, faculty, and staff represent every state and more than 150 countries. Our internationally recognized faculty are today's thought leaders in the areas of public policy, law, the arts, communications, international development, and more. Our staff are innovative, service-oriented, and dedicated to moving the university towards achieving its strategic goals. We are committed to an excellent experience for all of our students, faculty and staff and share a passion for creating change through our knowledge and our work. 


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This position provides academic advising to undergraduate students in the School of International Service (SIS), teaching them to become progressively more responsible for their academic planning from orientation through graduation. This position will also support SIS students planning to study abroad. The individual in this role will also participate in projects and initiatives with offices across campus that recruit and retain undergraduate students. This position reports directly to the Director of Undergraduate Academic Advising.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • The SIS Undergraduate Office core hours are 10am-4pm.
  • This position would be expected to work at least four days per week (ideally five), during these core hours including a 1-hour lunch break.
  • Hours of work per week: 27 hours.

Salary Range

  • Commensurate with experience.

Required Education and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required. 
  • Strong student support focus required.
  • Must have strong interpersonal, collaborative, organizational and external representation skills.
  • Attention to detail is required along with initiative, drive, flexibility, capacity for detail and ability to excel in a multicultural environment.
  • Must have strong computer skills including proficiency using complex databases to maintain and audit information.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • A Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Experience supporting undergraduate students.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check.



AU offers a competitive benefits package including a 200% matching retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their families, several leadership development certificates, and has been recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly worksite. Click here to learn about American University's unique benefit options.


Union Eligibility

This position is part of a collective bargaining unit represented by SAG-AFTRA. That means the terms and conditions of your employment are governed by university policy (including the Staff Personnel Policies Manual) and any collective bargaining agreement entered into between American University and SAG-AFTRA.


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American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.

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