academic excellence and a culture that inspires lives of leadership and purpose. Laurier has a distinct commitment to teaching, research, experiential learning, sustainability and scholarship, which combine to address critical challenges in society, business, the economy and the environment – globally and in the communities we serve. At Laurier’s heart is its strong student focus, which results in exceptional levels of student satisfaction and a deep sense of community that lives on through the university’s highly engaged alumni.
Laurier takes pride in building meaningful relationships with colleagues and students. The Laurier community supports one another, encourages collaboration and teamwork and respects work/life balance, all while recognizing the importance of a challenging, rewarding and inspiring career. Laurier has more than 19,000 students and 2,100 faculty and staff across campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, as well as locations in Kitchener and Toronto.
Diversity is one of Laurier’s core values. The university is committed to providing an inclusive workplace and employing a workforce that is reflective of local and national demographics. Our locations are situated on the traditional territories of the Neutral, Anishnawbe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. We recognize the unique heritages of Indigenous peoples and support their intentions to preserve and express their distinctive Indigenous cultures, histories, and knowledge through academic programming and co-curricular activities. Laurier’s Centre for Indigegogy is one example of how Laurier honours Indigenous knowledge.
We currently have an opportunity to join the Laurier community as an Academic Advisor.
The Academic Advisor works under the direction of the Manager: Educational Advising. The principal responsibility of Academic Advisor is co-ordinating and providing academic information and guidance to students at the Brantford campus. The Academic Advisor is responsible for collaborating on academic processes at the Brantford campus.
The advisor corresponds with staff at all Laurier campuses and institutional partners regarding student academic issues. The academic advisor must operate with thorough knowledge of University regulations and their application to the programs at the Brantford Campus. They must work with a high level of accuracy. The advisor will often see students during periods of personal crisis, and must provide prompt, sympathetic and appropriate academic counsel.
The Academic Advisor supports the academic success of the students at the Brantford Campus in collaboration with the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Work, and the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, as well as other departments as required including Admissions, Records, Recruitment, Service Laurier, Laurier International, Learning Services, Wellness, and other areas as needed.
This position requires evening and weekend hours, in addition to flexibility with lunch scheduling.