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Assistant Director for Academic Advising

Job #14-794

College of Adult and Professional Studies (CAPS)

Position Summary

Provide academic advising services for CAPS students including Adult Evening, and as needed in coordination with program directors at extension sites, Church Partnership Program sites, and online programs. Primary emphases on advising and degree planning for new and continuing freshman and sophomore level students. This is a full-time 1.0 exempt position.

Essential Functions

1. Provide academic advising to returning and new students:

  • utilize transcript reviews to develop plans of study;
  • provide students with information about study plan options and possible consequences of academic decisions;
  • track program retention;
  • monitor student satisfactory academic progress in coordination with Financial Aid department;
  • authorize student reentry

2. Coordinate CAPS advisor assignments and assist other advisors when necessary.

3. Maintain current knowledge of all CAPS degree & certificate programs.


  1. Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred
  2. Experience in academic advising for nontraditional students
  3. Proficient with Microsoft Office software; willingness and demonstrated ability to learn other software programs as required by the position
  4. Manage stress well and be flexible in a changing, fast-paced environment
  5. Sensitive to issues of ethnicity, disability, and diversity
  6. Ability to work independently and take initiative
  7. Experience in the creation and maintenance of confidential files
  8. Adhere to strict confidentiality and other ethical standards
  9. Ability to supervise and train student workers
  10. Outstanding customer service skills. Proven ability to communicate effectively and professionally
  11. Effective time management skills
  12. Demonstrate commitment to maintaining a safe work environment free of harassment, violence, and unlawful discrimination
  13. Be able to work as a team member.  Exhibit superior interpersonal and problem-solving skills

Lifestyle Standards

Recognize, understand, and agree to live by the moral and ethical standards of Northwest University as outlined in the Assemblies of God Statement of Faith, the Northwest University Community Affirmation statement, and the Northwest University Statement of Principles.

Application Procedure

Please submit your resume, a letter of interest describing your qualifications, and a completed application form to the Human Resources office. Applications are available online (www.northwestu.edu/jobs), or in the Human Resources Office of Northwest University.

You may submit your package by mail, scan and email, or fax.

Northwest University
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 579
Kirkland, WA 98083-0579
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Fax: (425) 739-0695

Inquiries regarding staff positions may be made to:

Human Resources Office
Northwest University
11220 NE 53rd Street, Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 889-5749
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Northwest University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability in admissions and access to, employment, or treatment in its programs or activities. Northwest University is an "At Will" employer.

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