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Job ID: 233833

Student Advisor -Mechanical Engineering
Tufts University

Date Posted Apr. 2, 2024
Title Student Advisor -Mechanical Engineering
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department Mechanical Engineering Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Student Services
    Educational Services
    Counseling Services


At the Mechanical Engineering Department, we solve problems in Thermo-Fluid Systems (improving airplane flight, understanding how bacteria swim, or modeling blood flow in our bodies), in Material Mechanics and Processing (developing new smart materials by assembling atoms or improving energy storage), in Robotic, Automated, and Aerospace Systems (enhancing navigation performance to improving assistive robotics) and in Product Design and Human Factors (developing new educational technologies, medical technologies, and musical instruments).

What You'll Do

Advises and counsels students on academic program of study; monitors student academic progress and identifies students of concern. Writes and updates orientation and resource materials. Researches and coordinates technology improvements for student records and processes.

Essential Functions: 

Team/triage with the Dean of Graduate Education for the School of Engineering, the Dean of Academic Advising & Undergraduate Studies for the School of Engineering, and the Department to respond to faculty and student advising questions Counsel and advise students on academic program including course selection and requirements for majors and areas of concentration; develop and provide expertise on a disciplinary group of majors Assist students in making appropriate educational choices and decisions.

Conduct group information sessions as well as individual counseling Collaborate with and identifies University resources to support student and faculty advising.

Deploy resources (web, print, personnel) to better communicate academic policies. Maintain and update text for school section of Tufts Bulletin.  Write and update orientation materials and documentation.


Collaborate with Office of Student Affairs to proactively identify students of concern.

Participate on periodic Students of Concern meeting.  Review and approve student petitions, forms

Conduct degree certification with student records team.  Create and distribute reports for faculty and administration.  Work with technology services to streamline review processes (degree certification, academic standing, internal transfer) and to move toward digital student records.  Work with technology services to implement and verify SIS rules changes related to new credit system.  Work with faculty to satisfy ABET requirements and develop ABET reports.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:


• Bachelor’s degree in science, math or engineering preferred
• Experience in academic advising, mentorship or education


Preferred Qualifications:


• Master’s degree in STEM or Education disciplines

Pay Range

Minimum $47,800.00, Midpoint $59,850.00, Maximum $71,900.00

Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

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