Assistant Academic Advisor, School of Professional Studies


Reporting to the Associate Dean of Academic Advising and Retention, the Assistant Academic Advisor performs administrative support under the direction of the Academic Advisors.


Responsibilities include; providing support for degree-plan advising, student communications, general academic questions, facilitating course selection and registration, promoting continuous enrollment, and processing graduation applications.


Specific Duties:

  • Provide administrative support to Academic Advisors that facilitates the advising of IDEAL students in the following areas:
    • Academic program selection; major/minor or certificate; guide students in the successful development of a degree plan.
    • Process student attendance reports.
    • Course selection and registration; assure that courses comply with academic program requirements.
    • Academic policies and procedures.
    • Graduation requirements and procedures.
    • Successful progress based on grade point average.
  • Coordinate and support the advising activities and duties related to retaining currently enrolled students.
  • Conduct analysis of current student enrollment and registration procedures; confer with Academic Advisors on strategies for procedure enhancements.
  • Promote continuous enrollment that achieves a high level of retention.
  • Provide administrative support in maintaining statistical records for the Program concerning student registration, course locations, courses, enrollment trends, student attitudes, perceptions, progress, etc.
  • Provide assistance and information to students in regard to non-traditional credit options such as portfolio and testing.
  • Prepare and submit written reports as needed or requested.


Job Qualifications:   

  • An Associate’s degree is required; bachelor’s degree preferred; preferably in educational administration or counselor education.
  • A minimum of three years professional experience in higher education, preferably in the areas of admissions, registration and/or student advising.


Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge and experience in transcript evaluation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to work effectively with Deans, faculty, administrators, and external constituents.
  • Ability to multitask with excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and on a team.
  • Ability to work with ethnically, culturally, and socially diverse populations including students, staff, faculty, and other constituencies.
  • Some evening hours may be required.



The University of Bridgeport is committed to building a diverse university community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.  Qualified applicants should send a letter of application, resume and contact information for three professional references to:


University of Bridgeport

Human Resources

Assistant Academic Advisor, School of Professional Studies

Wahlstrom Library, 7th Floor

126 Park Avenue

Bridgeport, CT  06604


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