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Advising Services Coordinator

December 18, 2020


12-month full-time position (3 years grant-funded, expected to continue)

Earlham is seeking a highly motivated, strategic thinker to serve in a newly created position of Advising Services Coordinator. This administrative position will oversee daily operations for undergraduate advising and engage in designing, managing, and evaluating an array of advising programs intended to support undergraduates throughout their Earlham career, from matriculation through graduation. This position will also lead the College in developing innovative ideas to support transfer student and high school dual credit attendees. This position will report to the Interim Dean of the College and engage in regular consultation with the Registrar. This position will be part of an advising leadership team. 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for day-to-day operations of undergraduate advising.
  • Develop undergraduate academic advising strategies, programs, policies and procedures aligned with program goals in collaboration with the others on campus.
  • Implements new initiatives, researches best practices to meet the needs of students who are high risk academically, and provides continuous assessment of services provided.
  • Coordinate collaboratively and collegially with academic units, such as the Registrar’s Office, Marketing and Enrollment, Financial Aid, Faculty, student service providers, and others to develop best practices in advising for students.
  • Works closely with the Interim Dean of the College on continuous development and maintenance of advising resources and training for student advisors.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of targeted academic advising outreach for transfer students and high school dual credit attendees. 
  • Implement and utilize advising tools and maintain data integrity within student information systems.
  • Utilize a variety of departmental and College data to promote student academic success.


Experience & Qualifications

  • Masters degree preferred in education, student affairs, counseling, or a related field.
  • Two years of advanced professional experience in student advising and assistance, student recruitment/retention, or related student development programs in a higher education setting.
  • Sensitivity to the needs and concerns of a diverse student population.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and best practices in academic advising.
  • Experience in coordinating student outreach, recruitment, and retention plans.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently as well as to work collaboratively and foster strong relationships with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Excellent written and oral communication (including public speaking), interpersonal, collaborative skills, organization, and technological skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects from conception to completion.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Appetite for change and readiness to embrace new challenges.
  • An understanding of and commitment to the aims of a liberal arts curriculum.
  • Knowledge of online course management systems, student records information systems, customer relation systems, and website content management preferred.

Application Instructions

Please send a cover letter detailing qualifications for the position, a statement on diversity, resume, and a list of at least three professional references as a single electronic file to:

Human Resources Office
Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, IN 47374-4095


Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
1-765-983-1200 — Main Switchboard
1-800-EARLHAM (327-5426) — Admission


Earlham admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.